Which New Book You Should Read, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

You could choose books by their covers or reviews or recommendations from friends. Or you could craft your reading list based on the stars. Here’s the new fall book you should read, according to your zodiac sign.

Your Literary Doppleganger, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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Aquarius: she Would Be King By Wayetu Moore

Moore’s debut novel reimagines Liberia’s early years through three characters sharing an uncommon bond—and strange gifts. The Aquarius lady—eccentric, free-spirited and adventurous—will delight in elements of magical realism (one character, for example, can fade from sight when the earth calls him).

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Pisces: bitter Orange By Claire Fuller

You’re creative, imaginative and occasionally dramatic. Fuller’s psychological novel, about the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past, will suit your preferences perfectly. Set in the summer of 1969 in a dilapidated English country mansion, Bitter Orange is about a woman who becomes enthralled by the lives of her neighbors, a glamorous, hedonistic couple who might not be what they seem.

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Aries: things To Make And Break By May-lan Tan

This fast-paced collection of 11 stories (about everything from dating to sibling rivalries) is ideal for the multitasking, spontaneous and—let’s be honest—sometimes impatient Aries lady. Pick it up, read a story or two and go about your business.

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Taurus: good And Mad By Rebecca Traister

Traister’s (All the Single Ladies) latest is an exploration of the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. As a Taurus, you’re determined, fiercely independent, practical and no stranger to anger yourself. Read this guy for a little self-reflection.

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Gemini: unsheltered By Barbara Kingsolver  

Dear gentle, curious Gemini: Unsheltered is the slow-burning literary novel you need in your life this fall. Your dual personality will also delight in the way Kingsolver tells the story of two people living, centuries apart, in the same New Jersey town, via chapters narrated by each of the protagonists.

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Cancer: almost Everything By Anne Lamott

As a gift to her grandson and niece, Lamott’s (Hallelujah Anyway) new book sets out to record “everything I know about almost everything.” Her life stories, advice and familial ramblings will delight the sensitive, imaginative and intuitive Cancer lady.

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Leo: nine Perfect Strangers By Liane Moriarty

Confident, self-aware and kinda sorta showy sometimes, the headstrong Leo needs a big story with in-your-face characters. The latest from Big Little Lies author Moriarty centers on nine people who—for very different reasons—have sought refuge at a remote health resort. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, they know these ten days might involve some real work, but none of them could imagine just how challenging it will be.

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Virgo: what If This Were Enough? By Heather Havrilesky  

The bookish Virgo is practical, pragmatic and perfectionistic—sometimes to a fault. To keep things in perspective, pick up critic and memoirist Havrilesky’s (How to Be a Person in the World) new collection of essays, which examines our obsession with self-improvement and urges readers to embrace the imperfections of the everyday.

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Libra: the Dinner List By Rebecca Serle

Libras tend to be charming, honest and cooperative. Book-wise, you’ll appreciate a novel like The Dinner List which imagines a real-life version of a “what if you could invite five people—living or dead—to a dinner party?” question. Here, 30-year-old Sabrina makes that list and is seated at a meal with four other guests (including Audrey Hepburn), which quickly turns into the most efficient therapy session ever.

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Scorpio: the Wildlands By Abby Geni  

Go with the flow? Chill? Not quite. As a secretive, passionate and sometimes misunderstood Scorpio, you’ll devour Geni’s (The Lightkeepers) latest novel. After a tornado rips apart the lives of a family in Oklahoma, one of the four siblings becomes an eco-terrorist…with complicated intentions. It’s ambitious and intense—just like you.

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Sagittarius: crudo By Olivia Laing 

Set in the summer of 2017, Crudo is an experimental novel that follows Kathy, a writer, as she grapples with political and personal chaos. Fast-paced and frantic, it jumps from a Tuscan hotel to a Brexit-paralyzed U.K., as Kathy adjusts to the idea of lifelong commitment. Like the average Sagittarius, it’s free-spirited, eccentric and can’t really be labeled—or tamed.

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Capricorn: becoming By Michelle Obama

As a Capricorn, you’re driven, hardworking and always up for a challenge. You know who else is all of those things? Michelle Obama, whose highly anticipated memoir debuts this fall. From her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive to her time spent in the White House, it’s candid and inspiring.

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...