Book Recommendations Based on Your Zodiac Sign

17 Apr 2020 United Kingdom

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Today, I thought I'd do something a little fun and recommend some books to you but with a bit of a different twist. Instead of a specific genre or theme in mind, today I'm sharing book recommendations based on zodiac signs. With a bit of help from my sister and my friend Holly (follow her bookstagram!), I've compiled some recommendations. They may be a genre completely alien to you, it might even be a book you already hate but, you never know. Whether it's high fantasy, historical fiction or a YA book recommendation based on your zodiac sign, it might push you to try something new and maybe even discover a new five-star fave! 

Aries: The Endgame: The Calling by James Frey

To appeal to the competitive nature of an Aries, The Endgame is the perfect dystopian read. Twelve teens have spent their whole lives preparing to take part in this life-or-death game. This book is the Hunger Games on steroids - alliance making, high stakes game and a fast-paced read perfect for an Aries.

I actually received an Arc of the Endgame many years ago so feel free to head to my review to read more about this book as well as my thoughts. 

Taurus: To all the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To appeal to the romantic side of a Taurus, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky's relationship is definitely one to follow along with. If you are yet to discover this book, we see Lara jean coming to terms with her situation after 5 love letters she wrote as a child, mysteriously are sent out to the recipients, something she never considered happening. If you're on the hunt for teen romance, this is one you'll love. Why not even devote yourself to completing the trilogy? For more like this, check out my recommendations for fans of To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Gemini: Bunny by Mona Awad

Bunny is the perfect book for any Gemini with a curious, open mind and looking for a book that is definitely far from boring and maybe even on the weirder side. Samantha joins Warren University on a scholarship where she particularly despised a group of girls in her fictional writing class that call each other "Bunny". That is until she's invited to their "smut salon" and thrown down the proverbial rabbit hole. Bunny is weird, unsettling and an experience you're unlikely to forget.

Honourable mentions: Papergirls by Brian K. Vaughan

Cancer: The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

Cancers are a highly imaginative but emotional, sympathetic group which allows them to each be very different readers, enjoying an array of different genres and perspectives. The hobbit is the perfect fantasy classic to appeal to their imaginative side. Full of adventure and friendships, Bilbo Baggins, a quiet little Hobbit, does not intend on having any adventures. This is until a group of Dwarves show up at his door with takes them on an adventure filled with dragons, gold and a lonely mountain. How can Bilbo resist the call of family and adventure just beyond his doorstep?

Leo: The Martian by Andy Weir

A book with a strong lead will definitely appeal to a Leo. A character with a strong sense of humour, a creative mind and warm-hearted - these are all characteristics that will resonate with a Leo. With that, The Martian is a perfect choice; full of humour, creative thinking and a great main character in Mark Watney. He's left stranded on Mars and has to navigate through everyday life while also trying to work out a way back home. A personal favourite in my collection! 

Virgo: The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak by Brian Katcher

The was a tough one - having an analytical, practical mind yet seen to love romance as well as animals, it's a tricky combination. However, The Improbable Theory might be the perfect mix of some of these traits in a book. It brings together Ana and Zack as they chase down Ana's brother Clayton who ditched school to attend a sci-fi convention. 

Libra: The Giver by Lowry Lois

With their dislike for violence and love for harmony and diplomacy, a dystopian read seems worth the time of a Libra. In The Giver, 12-year-old Jonas is seen to live in the perfect world but it's only when he's assigned his lifetime role of the Receive does he relise it's not as perfect as he always thought. A great quick-read to question whether a world can ever be perfect and if the ideal, perfect world is the same for everyone. 

Scorpio: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Unlike Libra, Scorpions tend to be more passionate and determined, wanting to fight for the injustices but, at the same time, the books they'd both like may overlap. The Hate U Give is the perfect read for a Scorpion. We follow 16-year-old Starr and her fight for justice for the death of her friend Khalil who was killed, unarmed, by police. Starr is a brave, passionate and determined character that many Scorpions will relate to, while also being a book that everyone should pick up. 

Honourable mentions: The Binding by Bridget Collins

Sagittarius: Wild by Cheryl Strayed 

Sagittarius' tend to be idealistic, adventure-loving travellers, extroverted and optimistic. That's why Wild is a great recommendation. After her mother's death, a broken marriage and with no close family, Cheryl makes the impulsive decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail which stretches more than a thousand miles -  no training and all alone. This book follows Cheryl as she tries to reflect on these life events and healing in the process. 

Capricorn: How to Fail by Elizabeth Day.

Lovers of family, tradition and music, Capricorns are also a group that learn from their mistakes and continually evolve as people. This book highlights the honest and true power of making mistakes - something I'm sure many Capricorns will be able to relate to and understand. This was inspired by Elizabeth's podcast so that might also be a great recommendation for you too! 

Aquarius: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Independent, aloof, shy are all words that come up for Aquarius as well as being lovers of intellectual conversation and abilities to problem solve. They also run with emotional expression. Eleanor Oliphant is a crowd favourite but should be a particular hit among Aquarius. We see Eleanor - someone who struggles with social skills and avoids all unnecessary human contact - go through this. This is the norm for Eleanor until she meets Raymond, the IT guy from her office who, when together, save an elderly man named Sammy who has fallen. This is such a warm, uplifting read of finding friendship. 

Pisces: The Muse by Jessie Burton

This artistic, musical bunch also love romance, so a graphic novel seems like the perfect choice for a Pisces. However, for a longer read, The Muse has a perfect artistic backdrop for a Pisces to appreciate. July 1967 - Odelle enters the Skelton gallery, London where she's offered a job as Marjorie Quick's typist. Quick unlocks potential in Odelle she didn't know existed and uncovers her secrets, just like the secret history of a painting that is delivered to the gallery. We also, therefore, follow the story of this mysterious painting. 

This was such a fun post to put together and I can't wait to hear what was recommended to you! What do you think of your recommendations? 

Thanks for reading, 
Sarah x


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