Blanc's & Book's


Sitting in the sun with a good book and a glass of wine is my favorite hobby. Our weather in Seattle has finally started to feel like summer and sitting outside in the evenings with wine and a book has been my light at the end of a long day. Instead of “roséing my nights away,” I’ve switched things up and have been on a serious Sauvignon Blanc kick, trying new ones with every new book.

Below are my recommendations on my favorite books and the Savignon Blancs I’ve been devouring. Leave us a comment and let us know what books and wines we should add to our lists.

Cheers to an endless summer,

Brenda

“Educated” by Tara Westover

If you haven’t read this book, read it. It gives all the feels. It reads a lot like the 2003 memoir, “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey, in that when you are reading it you can’t help but google the author and their family and question if the events being told are true (which I lean towards believing they are). Even if some of this book was fabricated, you will be left amazed by this woman’s journey, and wondering if your next book should be an encyclopedia.

 

 


“The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn

I loved the writing style of this book. Short chapters (2-5 pages) as it tells the story and daily happenings of an agoraphobic woman who witnesses something while watching her neighbors. It looks like they are making this one a movie too. Amy Adams and Julianne Moore are perfectly cast as the main characters. The movie is set to be released in early 2020 and I will definitely see it.

 

“A Stranger in the House” by Shari Lapena

This was a very easy read. By easy, I mean the print was big, and the dialogue was very light. Although this read has been my least favorite, I’m recommending it since my assumptions of how the ending would go were completely wrong and that’s unusual for me. I’ve heard “The Couple Next Door,” by this same author is a must-read. I’m going to give this author another try and put a hold for it at the library.

 

“In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware

Who doesn’t love a bachelorette party that’s doomed from the beginning? This read was a great change of pace from the book above. I couldn’t put it down and loved the writing style. My sister lent me this one as I mentioned I was patiently waiting for the #1 National Best Seller, “The Woman in Cabin 10,” by the same author to become available at my library. If it's even close to this one I know I’m going to love it.

Now on to the drinks! My latest obsession with Sauvignon Blancs is real. I’m loving how refreshing, crisp, fruity and dry they can be. Its been a nice change from my usual summer Rosés and Pinot Gris. I’ve honestly enjoyed all of the Sauvignon Blac’s listed below. I purchased all but one of them from my local grocery store and they are all priced under $12. 

As pictured below; 2016 Oyster Bay (New Zeland), 2017 Les Portes de Bordeaux (this one purchased at Trader Joes), 2006 Joel Gott (California) and Josh Cellars (California). If you're looking to stay a little hydrated, check out our past blog "Sunday Spritzer's."

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