5 Books Every Pisces Should Read at Least Once
Pisces season is here, folks. Pisces are dreamy, glamorous and otherworldly. As the last sign of the zodiac, they represent the culmination of every other sign’s karmic evolution, and Pisces energy is all about breaking down the barriers between people, reality and dreams. If you were born between February 19 and March 20, here are five books you should read at least once.
1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne Shirley is the quintessential Pisces: Creative, dreamy and imaginative. Like Anne, your openness and empathy are second to none, but your emotions can sometimes get the best of you…and turn you into a bit of a drama queen. Be honest: You wouldn’t have been so quick to forgive Gilbert for making fun of your red hair either.
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
The artistic Pisces uses their vivid imagination to think of things many others wouldn't. Colombian author García Márquez, a Pisces himself, was no exception. His masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, remains one of the most influential works of 20th-century fiction, an epic novel that takes place over the course of a century and concerns multiple generations of the Buendía family in the fictional Macondo.
3. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Pisces aren’t just brilliant—they are emotionally brilliant, and their imaginative powers are unparalleled in the zodiac. Those imaginative powers lend themselves well, where books are concerned, to fantasy. For more than 200 years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: As children, the sisters were taunted, talked about and pointed at. After they escape their hometown, the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic. Oh, and after you finish the book should should absolutely watch (or rewatch) the movie version with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock.
4. Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
You’re eccentric, free-spirited and adventurous, and magical realism is right up your alley. Nab a copy of Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi’s tome about three generations of women in London, and the gingerbread recipe that’s their curse and their legacy. Sound pretty straightforward? It would be, if not for the talking dolls and cookie shivs. Like her previous work, including Boy, Snow, Bird, it’s wildly imaginative and whip-smart.
5. The Dreamersby Karen Thompson Walker
You’re creative, imaginative and occasionally a little dramatic. You’re gonna love this science-fiction fairy tale about a mysterious illness that pulls the residents of a fictional California community into a deep, seemingly permanent sleep. Equal parts creepy and moving, it asks a lot of big questions (What’s the nature of consciousness? Is the line between dream and reality as clearly drawn as we think it is?) that’ll appeal to your quizzical side.