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Intense, loyal and independent, Scorpios are known for being passionate and getting sh*t done. If you were born between October 23 and November 22, make sure you read each of these six books at least once in your lifetime.

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1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

One of your greatest strengths is your sheer force of will. Scorpios know what they want and stop at nothing to get it. You’re also ferociously loyal and protective, much like Katniss Everdeen, the badass hero of Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy.

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2. Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell

In addition to being wildly passionate, most Scorpios are occasionally...dramatic. In a work of fiction, you appreciate a sweeping epic that doesn't shy away from controversy. Mitchell's (who was a Scorpio herself) 1936 novel is an exhaustive story of tangled passion and courage that should fit the bill.

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3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Your head-down nature can sometimes be misconstrued as secretive. You’ll enjoy, then, Flynn’s 2012 smash hit about a woman’s disappearance. The mystery angle—and the investigation (which, as a natural investigator, you’ll adore)—make for a quick, gripping read that will hold your attention from start to finish.

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4. Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Passionate and dynamic, Scorpios often have a magnetic charm. Laclos's classic 1782 epistolary novel is about two rivals—who are also ex-lovers—who use seduction to get their way. Whether or not your intentions have ever been cruel (movie adaptation reference!), you might recognize some of your own ingenuity in the characters' tactics.

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5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Where some signs of the zodiac are known for having their heads in the clouds, Scorpios are careful observers. Who better to embody your curious spirit than Holden Caulfield, who watches everyone—and everything around him—like a hawk.

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6. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

As a Scorpio, you’re no stranger to accomplishing your goals and getting stuff done, but all that intensity can manifest as stress. Riffing on the title of Marie Kondo’s smash-hit The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Knight’s book is all about the art of caring a little bit less while still achieving your goals. It’s a helpful reminder for the average Scorpio, who can sometimes be laser-focused…to a fault.

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