If you enjoy reading about food and wine, check out this list of books from Serious Eats. I've read only one book from this list, My Life in France by Julia Child, but it is a very good book and I highly recommend it.
Speaking of France, Peter Mayle (A Year in Provence) has a new book out, The Vintage Caper. Mayle's recent books have been rather "thin", but they are pleasant, light entertainment which is perfect for an August day. I may check out this new book soon.