What You Should Read, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Let the stars guide your bookshelf
If you believe in that sort of thing, your zodiac sign says a lot about you: What you’re good at, what you’re not so good at, how you are in bed, yada yada yada. But we were curious about what it means for our reading preferences. Without further ado, the next book you should pick up based on your astrological sign.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Independent and imaginative, the humanitarian Aquarius will get sucked into Ishiguro’s fantastic and deeply moving sci-fi novel about children at a boarding school under very strange circumstances.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
Smith’s twisting novel toggles between two perspectives, a girl in contemporary England and an Italian Renaissance artist. The imaginative Pisces will adore Smith's creativity in creating these beautifully musical stories.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Driven and extroverted, the spontaneous and bold Aries will love The Divergent Series, about a post-apocalyptic Chicago where citizens are divided according to their personalities. Heart-pumping adventure abounds.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Taurus is grounded, practical and reliable. Macdonald’s beautiful memoir about her experience raising a feral hawk in the wake of her father's death speaks to the Taurus’s vast appreciation for the natural world.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Geminis are curious, clever and not afraid to juggle multiple tasks at once, making Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a French girl and German boy in occupied France during WWII a perfect fit for their quick and constantly working mind.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling
Cancers crave reassurance and can be kind of emotional, but are self-aware enough that it doesn’t come across as needy. They'll deeply relate to Kaling’s hilarious memoir about fitting in and finding success.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Passionate, powerful and at times unpredictably fiery, Leos will get sucked into a dramatic read like Mitchell’s vast Southern epic, which will keep the creative and theatrical lion entertained with like-minded characters (oh hi, Rhett Butler) and frequent symbolism.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Shy and analytical, Virgos don’t typically see themselves in lovable, fan favorite protagonists. That’s what’s so refreshing about Rowling’s Hermione, a textbook Virgo whose pragmatism and loyalty made her one of the most beloved literary characters of all time.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The thoughtful Libra will appreciate the intertwined stories of two families living in a fictional, Cambridge-like city outside Boston. And her inner diplomat will delight in the constant back and forth, love-hate relationship between the competitive but friendly Kips and Belseys.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
This gripping mystery, written by J.K. Rowling under a penname, is just what the observant and resourceful Scorpio needs. Stubborn and suspicious, the Scorpio will follow along with the investigation of a model's suicide (or was it murder?) with a passionate need to uncover the truth.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
The typical Sagittarius is kind and generous with a need to travel and be outdoors. She’ll appreciate Yann Martel’s latest, a calm, philosophical and at times very funny novel about how best to deal with grief and loss.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
Chee’s sweeping new novel about a Parisian opera singer in glitzy 19th-century Europe is mesmerizing and old-fashioned--a perfect fit for the disciplined, serious and traditional Capricorn.