All is well in the summer when there’s extra time to open a good book with a bottle of pink wine. These are Erica’s current picks with a range that will make you laugh, cry, and want to host a very thoughtful soirée.
Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes
This intimate and epic rock ‘n’ roll biographé goes deep into the life of the music legend. It shows how Petty’s prolific catalogue is not the result of luck, but focused hard work, a tireless drive to succeed, wild talent, and the magic that happens when it all clicks together. There’s also plenty of behind-the-scenes gossip and juicy details, plus Stevie Nicks if you needed any more convincing.
The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
A guide to hosting events of all kinds, this book will change how you go about planning everything from your next meeting to birthday party to rosé tasting. Parker challenges societal norms to create more meaningful and memorable experiences for all involved. I will be consulting it regularlé as we plan events for YWR.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
This inspirational and powerful page-turner is a coming-of-age memoir about how Westover, raised with no formal education (and who had a totally crazy and heartbreaking childhood), would go on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge. I don’t want to give away too much, but buy now, read now.
Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking by Marissa A. Ross
Drinking wine is fun and for those not studying to become a sommelier reading about it should be too. Marissa approaches wine and specifically her true passion, natural wine, with a sense of humor so you can lol and learn what this whole vino thing is about at the same time.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
As someone who is still best friends with her childhood camp friends, this novel was an emotional roller coaster. The character-driven story follows a group of camp friends through adulthood and all of the drama that unfolds over the years. It left me in tears (just being honest!) and got me beyond excited to read Wolitzer’s latest, The Female Persuasion, since I’m a few years behind.