For book lovers like myself, it can often be a challenge to find a new book to tackle after crossing something off of your "to be read" list. Maybe you're looking for a book to read in between study sessions or something to get your bookworm friend for their birthday.
Either way, if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options or drawing a blank on what you'd like to read next, let your star sign determine your next page-turner.
Aries: "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller
Brave and competitive, thanks to its Mars ruler, Aries is a warm, loyal and compassionate sign. But one thing you should know about people with this star sign is that they get extremely bored, extremely easily.
The best books for an Aries are those with a pinch of spontaneity, adventure and heroism. People born under this sign appreciate a good hero because they know the effort it takes to be a leader and the sacrifices one must make to achieve what they want in life.
The book "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller retells the classic story of the Trojan War with a modern take on the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. This book has action, romance, adventure, famous ancient Greek legends and a powerful leader — everything to keep the attention of an Aries.
Taurus: "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton
Represented by the bull, people born under Taurus are considered one of the most stubborn signs of the zodiac. They not only value honesty above everything else and are extremely hardworking, but also demonstrate compassion and patience — all while retaining a love for comfort and luxury.
As such, Taurus should read books that would lend them peace of mind. Books that promote reflection and self-awareness are a must, and a clever, developed plot is deeply appreciated.
"The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton is a historical fiction novel set in the New Zealand goldfields in 1866. Walter Moody, its protagonist, arrives hoping to strike gold and finds himself in a meeting of local men discussing the mysterious events that have transpired in the area. This addicting book is perfect for a Taurus to cozy up with.
Gemini: "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
People born under Gemini are known for their "dual personalities," or their ability to be extremely adaptable. Represented by the Great Twins, they are willing to try everything at least once, and for them, 24 hours a day is not enough.
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn is a psychological thriller that covers themes of duality, a classic Gemini trait. The book centers around the seemingly perfect couple Nick and Amy Dunne, who move to North Carthage, Missouri to take care of Nick's aging parents and start a new chapter after being laid off from their jobs.
The action begins on the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary when Amy disappears. The police suspect Nick, yet he swears he had nothing to do with his wife's kidnapping. Lies, thrills and intrigue subsequently ensue. This novel will keep a curious Gemini entertained, and uncovering its central mystery will exercise their need for deep thinking.
Cancer: "Book Lovers" by Emily Henry
People born under this water sign are highly intuitive and often have a "gut feeling" about things that guide them through their daily decisions. Although they can be a bit moody and snappy at times, this sign is nurturing, compassionate and, in most cases, a homebody.
"Book Lovers" by Emily Henry is a lighthearted romance novel for all the emotional and romantic Cancers out there. Nora Stephens, a literary agent, goes on a trip with her sister to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, where she manages to meet Charlie Lastra, with whom she's had her fair share of unwanted interactions. This enemies-to-lovers story is sure to make every Cancer's secret desire for rivalry and romance come true in their minds.
Leo: "The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black
The main characters of the zodiac, people born under Leo, have a "noble air" to them. They believe themselves to be important, working hard and staying focused to achieve their goals.
"The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black is a fantasy filled with luxury, royalty, drama and the most unexpected plot twists — everything a Leo could crave. The story starts with the main character, Jude Duarte, having to move to the High Court of Faire with her two sisters after their parents are murdered.
Jude grows up to despise everything Faire, especially Prince Cardan, the cruelest of them all. The drama of this royal fantasy perfectly suits Leo's tendencies toward leadership.
Virgo: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
People born under Virgo are known as "organization freaks." They're respectable and hardworking, and you might find them getting embarrassed easily. Even though they're a curious sign, Virgos don't immediately jump into new things, preferring to research their interests first and always remain practical.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky is a coming-of-age story set in high school. The main character, Charlie Kelmeckis, is a shy, introverted kid that navigates the crazy and depressing world of high school students. Virgos can relate to Charlie's struggle of not entirely fitting in and may feel drawn to the text's discourse on passivity and passion.
Libra: "Firekeeper's Daughter" by Angeline Boulley
People with Libra as their sun sign are sociable and approachable souls. Their mission in life is to bring balance to the world around them, and they are often in the peacemaker position of the group. Though, they can find it difficult to be direct and make decisions.
"Firekeeper's Daughter" by Angeline Boulley follows Daunis Fontaine, a girl that puts her life on hold to take care of her family, a trait many Libras would relate to.
After witnessing a murder, Daunis has to go undercover and discover that nothing is actually how it seems. Though you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, beauty-driven Libra will be drawn in by the novel's cover art and its themes of family.
Scorpio: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson
People born under the Scorpio sun sign are known for being intense and passionate. They're the type who go all in on whatever they're doing and value emotional and physical intimacy. Although they can be a bit secretive and private at times, they have great intuition and are usually spot-on when it comes to reading people.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson is a dark and thrilling novel with a complex protagonist determined to uncover the truth. The themes of loyalty, trust and secrets unraveled in the book will resonate with the mysterious Scorpio. And the intricate plot, with its twists and turns, is sure to keep you engaged and intellectually stimulated.
Sagittarius: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed
People born under Sagittarius are adventurous, optimistic and love to ask the big questions in life. They value their freedom and independence and tend to communicate honestly and straightforwardly. Their sense of humor is top-notch, and they have a natural ability to find the positive in any situation.
"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed is a memoir that chronicles Cheryl's solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. It's a perfect read for Sagittarius" who are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow (and have an affinity for traveling).
The book also discusses some philosophical questions, which will definitely appeal to this inquisitive sign. Overall, it's an inspiring and intricate book that any Sagittarius would love.
Capricorn: "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee
Capricorns are known for their practicality, discipline and ambition. They're incredibly hardworking and dedicated to achieving their goals. Besides that, they thrive in structured environments and value order and tradition.
While Capricorns can come across as reserved and serious, they actually have a great sense of humor and enjoy the company of people to whom they relate.
That's why those born under this sign will enjoy "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee, a historical fiction novel that follows four generations of a Korean family living in Japan. The book provides amazing insight into Korean and Japanese culture, making it a must-read for anyone interested in history and cultural traditions.
Overall, "Pachinko" is a beautifully written story that will resonate with Capricorn's sense of responsibility, tradition and ambition.
Aquarius: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams
Those born under Aquarius are known for their independent and unique spirit, often placed on the weirder side of the zodiac. They are curious by nature and are often creative, happy to challenge everything and think outside the box to develop unconventional ideas.
Additionally, Aquariuses are passionate about making the world a better place and have a strong sense of social justice. That's why they'll love "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams, a science-fiction novel that discusses life's big questions. It has an unconventional and humorous style, perfect for an Aquarius' eccentric vibe.
Pisces: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
People born under Pisces are known for their sensitivity and creativity, hosting a great sense of empathy and compassion as well as a deep understanding of their own and other people's emotions. They have strong intuitions, allowing them to sense things beyond others' perceptions. But, they may struggle with practicality and setting boundaries.
"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern is a mesmerizing fantasy novel that follows the journey of two young magicians in a magical competition at a circus. The book is filled with beautiful descriptions and imagery, which can appeal to Pisces' love of the arts and their imaginative nature.
Next time you're in a reading slump or searching for a book that could possibly follow up the masterpiece you've just finished, try one of these recommendations. They're all intriguing, with well-developed plots and fascinating characters, and perfectly tailored to your star sign.