Book Lists
Recommendations from guests & staff

2010-2011 Recommended Books
2008-2009 Recommended Books

Our love of reading inspired us to include a book recommendation with each wine release.  Sometimes the book we choose has a very strong connection to Ovid or to what we do here, and sometimes the book is just something wonderful and inspiring that we want to share.  We also ask visitors to tell us their favorite book and produce an annual compilation of our customers’ suggestions.

Ovid. Napa Valley: Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker. New York: Random House, 2018.                                Hexameter & Syrah: The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair. New York:  Penguin Books, 2017.                    Experiment P5.5 & W3.6: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankindby Yuval Noah Harari. New York: HarperCollins, 2015.

Ovid. Napa Valley: Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
Hexameter & Syrah:The Rain In Portugal by Billy Collins. New York:  Random House, 2016.
Experiment H3.4 & N1.4:  What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Loc. Cit.:    Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City, by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill.    New York:  Clarkson Potter, 2016.
Ovid. Napa Valley:  Italianissimo: The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do,  by Louise Fili and Lise Apatoff. New York:  Little Bookworm, 2008.
Hexameter & Syrah:    S.P.Q.R.:  A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard. New York:  Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2015.
Experiment R8.3:  Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore.  Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2015.

Ovid. Napa Valley:   Tales from Ovid: 24 Passages from the Metamorphoses by Ted Hughes.  New York:  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999.
Experiment L2.2 & V6.2:  Stuff Matters:  Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik.  New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Ovid. Napa Valley:  Historic Maps and Views of Rome: 24 Frameable Maps by George Sinclair.  New York:  Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2009.
Experiment S3.1 & G8.1:  The Art of Instruction by Katrien Van der Schueren.  San Francisco:  Chronicle Books, 2011.

Ovid. Napa Valley:  Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year – Round by Marisa McClellan.  Philadelphia: Running Press, 2012
Ovid Loc. Cit.: The Beekeeper’s Bible:  Bees, Honey, Recipes and other Home Uses by Richard A. Jones and Sharon Sweeney-Lynch.  New York:  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011
Experiment F6.0: 100 Diagrams that Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to to the Innovation of the iPod by Scott Christianson.  New York: Plume, 2012

Ovid. Napa Valley: Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt.
New York:  W. W. Norton & Company, 2012
Experiment P4.9: Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M. Carrera.  San Francisco:  Chronicle Books, 2009

Ovid. Napa Valley: Shapeshifters: Tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses by Adrian Mitchell and Alan Lee.  London: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2010
Experiment J5.8: Blackstock’s Collections:  The Drawings of an Artistic Savant by Gregory L. Blackstock.  New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006

Ovid. Napa Valley:  A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World’s Greatest Empire by J. C. McKeown. Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2010
Experiment A2.7:  Concrete Poetry by Valerie Bodden.  San Francisco: Creative Company, 2009

Ovid. Napa Valley: Cave Canem: A Miscellany of Latin Words and Phrases by Lorna Robinson.   New York:  Walker & Company, 2004
Experiment M9.36 & D7.86: The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman. New York: Penguin Books, 2009

Ovid. Napa Valley: A Garden of Roman Verse Los Angeles:  Getty Trust Publications, 1998
Experiment K1.5:  The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson. New York: Vintage Books, 2009

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