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Your Zodiac Guide to Books

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Ever thought the stars could pick your next binge-read? Well, buckle up, because we're diving into a book list that’s literally written in the stars. Whether you're a daydreaming Pisces or a go-getter Aries, we've got the perfect read for you. Let's get started!

Find your perfect zodiac matched read:

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19): "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu

Zodiac link: Aries' assertive and competitive nature will resonate with the principles of strategy and conquest.

About The Book

The Art of War has been a source of great strategical inspiration throughout the ages. Focusing on military strategy, psychology and tactics, each section concentrates on a different facet of warfare and draws out important themes such as communication, strength and positioning. Believed to have been written by Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, The Art of War is highly regarded amongst Chinese culture, but its enduring wisdom has had a far-reaching impact all over the world.

TL;DR: A timeless manual on strategy, tactics, and foresight in warfare, offering wisdom that can be applied to personal and professional challenges.

Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20): "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Zodiac link: Taurus will appreciate the themes of growth, nature's beauty, and the therapeutic effects of tending to a garden.

About The Book

With a new movie coming in 2020, it’s time to rediscover Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic story of a little girl, a mysterious hidden garden, and the healing power of nature. When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.

TL;DR: The story of Mary Lennox, who discovers a hidden, neglected garden and, along with new friends, nurtures it back to life, transforming their lives in the process.

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20): "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Zodiac link: Gemini's love for creativity and variety finds inspiration in Gilbert’s encouragement to pursue a creative and fulfilling life.

About The Book:

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

TL;DR: Gilbert delves into the process of embracing creativity without fear, offering insights into living a life driven by curiosity rather than fear.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22): "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern

Zodiac link: Cancer’s depth of emotion and imagination is mirrored in the novel’s magical realism and intricate relationships.

About the book:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game

in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

TL;DR: A magical competition between two young illusionists becomes complicated by love in this enchanting novel set in a mysterious circus that appears only at night.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22): "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Zodiac link: Leo’s ambitious pursuit of their dreams aligns with Santiago’s journey of self-discovery and achieving one’s destiny.

About the book:

The magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. An inspirational phenomenon, it is one of the bestselling books in history and set the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

TL;DR: This inspirational tale follows Santiago, a young shepherd, on a journey to fulfill his personal legend and find his treasure, discovering himself along the way.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22): "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo

Zodiac link: Virgo’s love for order and practicality will appreciate Kondo’s detailed and methodical approach to improving one’s living space.

About the book:

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

TL;DR: Kondo presents a systematic method to declutter and organize your space, promoting a tidier home and a clearer mind.

Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22): "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Zodiac link: Libra’s affinity for relationships and social harmony will be drawn to the novel’s exploration of marriage and societal expectations.

About the book: Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work "her own darling child" and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print." The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen's radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.

TL;DR: This classic novel explores themes of love, class, and reputation through the turbulent romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21): "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

Zodiac link: Scorpio’s attraction to mystery and understanding complex characters is perfectly matched with this gripping psychological thriller.

About the book:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge**.** Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

TL;DR: A thrilling mystery unfolds as Nick Dunne’s wife Amy disappears, revealing secrets and leading to suspicions about what truly happened to her.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21): "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed

Zodiac link: Sagittarius’ adventurous spirit and love for exploration resonate with Strayed’s quest for self-discovery in the wilderness.

About the book:

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor,

Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

TL;DR: Strayed recounts her solo journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, a transformative adventure that tested and healed her following personal tragedies.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19): "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

Zodiac link: Capricorn’s determination and practical approach to goals find a blueprint in Hill’s philosophies on success and prosperity.

About the book: Think and Grow Rich is a guide to success by Napoleon Hill, which was first published in 1937 following the Great Depression. It was immediately welcomed as an antidote to hard times and remained a bestseller for decades. Many people still find its philosophy of positive thinking and its specific steps for achieving wealth both relevant and life-changing. Hill contends that our thoughts become our reality, and offers a plan and principles for transforming thoughts into riches, including visualization, affirmation, creating a Master Mind group, defining a goal, and planning.

TL;DR: Hill provides a guide to personal achievement and financial success, distilled from interviews with affluent individuals of his time.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18): "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari

Zodiac link: Aquarius’ intellectual curiosity and vision for the future align with Harari’s insightful analysis of humanity’s evolution and impact.

About the book:

100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.


Homo Sapiens

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical — and sometimes devastating — breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

TL;DR: Harari explores the history of humankind from the Stone Age to the 21st century, examining how Homo sapiens came to dominate the world.

Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20): "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman

Zodiac link: Pisces’ imaginative and reflective nature is echoed in Gaiman’s blend of magical storytelling and profound emotional depth.

About the book:

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

TL;DR: A man returns to his childhood home and recalls a forgotten friend and the remarkable events they experienced, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.

And there you have it, a cosmic guidebook tailored to every zodiac sign's deepest literary desires. Whether the stars guided you to a tale of adventure, a love story written in the heavens, or a mystery as deep as the night sky, remember that every book is a universe waiting to be explored.


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