I selected a summery read for our last summer month, Cutting Teeth by Julia Firerro, a Brooklyn based author. It's about NYC families gathering for a Labor Day retreat, which of course means drama-- and parenting woes. Very Brooklyn, right?
Sauvignon Blanc. It's super crisp and balanced-- refreshing on a hot day. The best regions for this wine are the Loire Valley in France, California, and South Africa, but there are plenty of other great ones out there. It goes well with fish, shellfish, and light salads.