A Literary Horoscope: Suggested Books From Your Zodiac
Many people turn to their zodiac for guidance on life, love, and happiness, but we’re more interested in what your sign says about what you might like to read. If you’re a Pisces, will you hate reading The Catcher in the Rye? And if you’re a Leo, will you love To Kill a Mockingbird? Well, it all depends on whether or not you believe in that sort of thing.
Either way, we hope you enjoy these astrological reading suggestions.
(JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18)
Quiet, subtle, and unassuming, the Aquarian accomplishes tasks in unorthodox ways. That’s why we suggest reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. It’s a memoir that chronicles the rise and success of Poehler, thanks to her ability to think outside the box and get things done.
(FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 20)
A Pisces does best when acquiring vast amounts of knowledge. If this is your sign, then it’s safe to assume to you love to learn. Try reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink. It’s an intelligent read that goes beyond facts and numbers to give readers insight to large trends in history, science, and the arts.
(MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
You’re creative, adaptive, and insightful. You’re also painfully extroverted and outgoing, which means you’ll love reading The Silver Linings Playbook. It’s the story of two people who fall madly in love as they struggle to find meaning in their lives. The book was so popular that it was recently adapted into an Oscar-winning movie.
(APRIL 20-MAY 20)
The sign of the Taurus is one of practicality, reliability, and confidence. The Secret Life of Sleep is the perfect book to teach you the importance of a good night’s rest and tips on how to sleep better. You’ll love the practical implications of this book, as well as the boost in energy you’ll have during the day after a full night’s rest.
(MAY 21-JUNE 20)
Gemini’s are known for being clever, curious, and courageous. You’ll fall in love with David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green, the story of a young boy coming-of-age in 1980’s England. The story is full of adventure, discovery, and humor. It will keep you interested from start to finish with punchy prose and boundless wit.
(JUNE 21-JULY 22)
Sometimes you’re emotional, sometimes you feel too much, and sometimes you just need a little reassurance. Try Mindy Kaling's Why Not Me? The story of the titular star’s rise to fame — and battle with self-worth — will surely resonate with you. Even better, you’ll feel reassured by Kaling’s ability to overcome her own emotional obstacles on the path to success.
(JULY 23-AUGUST 22)
You are fiery, passionate, and unstoppable. You get heated quickly, but you’re always able to put that energy to good use. The Hunger Games is sure to raise your temperature, with fast-paced action and high-stakes drama that centers on a main character who is every bit as passionate and fiery as you are.
(AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22)
You aren’t boastful, no, you’re shy and introverted but also extremely insightful. We suggest reading Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, the first in his Southern Reach Trilogy. In this book, the main character is as calm and collected as you are, with an insightful touch that makes her the strongest member of a daring team of explorers.
(SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 22)
If there is one word to describe you, it’s thoughtful. That’s why you’ll love Stephen King’s 11 - 22- 63, the story of a time traveling English Teacher who is dedicated to changing history. The story is built on massive amounts of research, insightful details, and narratively complex characters. It’s sure to give you plenty to think about.
(OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 21)
If you’re a Scorpio, then there’s a good chance that you’re highly observant. What better book for you to read than The Hound of the Baskervilles? It’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery masterpiece, starring the world’s most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes.
(NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21)
The typical Sagittarius loves to travel. You’re likely consumed with a yearning to see the world, experience new cultures, and constantly try new things. When you’re not traveling, you can slake your wanderlust by reading some of the world’s best travel writing. A Movable Feast will take you on an amazing culinary adventure, thanks to the attentive writing of culinary experts, including Anthony Bourdain.
(DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19)
You’re disciplined, often serious, and very intelligent. A Short Guide to a Long Life is the perfect read for you, filled with the secrets to living a healthy, clean life. Your natural discipline will be an asset in following the suggestions of this book, which means reading it could actually extend your life.
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