Ah, astrology. Whether you’re a casual believer, a devoted birth chart developer, or you think it’s a load of Taurus dung, we all have a sign. And if our Zodiac truly aligns with our personality, that means there’s a book out there that’s just meant to be read by us. Check out this list we’ve compiled of books compatible with your astrological sun sign (aka, the sign that falls on the date you were born).
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
If you’re an Aquarius, you’re likely highly intellectual, using your knowledge to help others. If we’re spot on — and we usually are — you should pick up “How to Be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi. The book fuses ethics, history, law and so much more to create a primer for how to begin reshaping the way we think about race in the U.S. Utilize your humanity-driven style and forward-thinking attitude to learn about paving the way for a more equitable society.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Oh, sweet Pisces. If only everyone were as selfless and adept at forming strong relationships like you. In fact, it kind of reminds of us Percy Jackson from “The Lightning Thief,” by Rick Riordan. It’s only fitting that a Pisces’ ruling planet is Neptune aka Poseidon aka Percy’s dad in this popular middle grade series. Whether it’s using your intuition to suss out traitors or honing in on your compassion to save your friends, we have a feeling you share a lot in common with this demigod.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Running head first into dangerous situations, Aries are known for being aggressive and taking action, so “Legendborn” by Tracy Deonn matches perfectly. The protagonist, Bree, is an overachiever (we can literally hear all the Aries who applauded at being overachievers) who gets in over her head but manages to kick ass anyway, saving her friends (and possibly humanity) along the way. She’s a natural leader with protective instincts and a fiery disposition that serves her well.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
If you’re a Taurus, you likely don’t put a lot of stock into your Zodiac, but that doesn’t mean your sensual nature and passion goes unnoticed by the rest of us. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, you’ll need to pick up a book that expresses that longing in the most powerful of ways, like in “Call Me by Your Name,” by André Aciman. Tauruses consider touch and taste the most important of all the senses, so the ever-patient bull will latch on to the SOMETHING attraction and intimacy that build in this beautiful novel.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Two sides of the same coin, Geminis are hard to pin down. Ruled by Mercury and an open mind, you’re great with communication and writing, like Monique in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s, “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” But your inquisitive and fun-loving nature will also have you wanting to expand your horizons and see what else the world has to offer — and Evelyn is just the reclusive Hollywood star to open your mind to new ideas and experiences.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
So you want to show off your tough outer shell without letting people see your emotional core? Ah, typical Cancer. Well lucky for you, you can have that electric love while still maintaining your moody suspicion of said love, like in Sally Rooney’s “Normal People.” Your emotional and imaginative nature will pair well with the give and take between Marianne and Connell — and the challenging but deeply sympathetic disposition of Cancers matches the complex love story.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Bold and beautiful (and prone to the dramatics) Leos aren’t afraid to shy away from the spotlight or speak their minds, and that makes “Felix Ever After” by Kacen Callendar a great pairing. Just like Felix, Leos know who they are — even if sometimes that confidence wavers, and they aren’t afraid to flaunt their artistic talents. Funny, heartwarming, and with added romance (we know you lions are a sucker for a love story!) this YA novel is perfect for this ferocious fire sign.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You can’t get anything past a Virgo (seriously, go ahead and try). So Virgos need a book that will match their analytical nature and their hardworking approach to life, much like Michelle McNamara, author of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.” A compelling account of a serial killer that terrorized California, the true crime genre isn’t always for the faint of heart — but a Virgo can definitely handle it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
If you’re a Libra, you’re probably always trying to find the perfect balance in your life. So what about a suspenseful book that shakes things up, like “Little Secrets” by Jennifer Hillier. As the case for her missing son grows cold, Marin is looking to tip the scales (see what we did there?) in her favor to find him — and unravel a web of secrets and lies in the process. Libras aren’t strangers to seeking justice, so this thriller will fit perfectly in their collection.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The most passionate of the water signs, you can’t go wrong with having a Scorpio by your side. Like Aries, Scorpios are great leaders, people you can depend on — like Rue in the upcoming YA fantasy “Wings of Ebony” by J. Elle. After having her life turned upside down and discovering her godly ancestry, Rue is faced with the daunting task of saving not only her magical world but her earthly one as well. Full of bravery and determination, she definitely reminds of our Scorpio friends out there.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Like other fire signs, endless curiosity and energy notoriously denotes a Sagitarrius. “The Extraordinaries,” by T.J. Klune perfectly captures that energy and imagination where fan fiction meets real life superheroes. You’re a little extra sweet precious cinnamon roll — with a touch of saucy humor — just like the main character, Nick. And whereas other signs might be more closed off when it comes to expectations, your mind is open (and constantly churning) to a world of endless possibilities.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Rounding out the Zodiac is the Capricorn, the independent and responsible influences some of us could use more of in our lives. Some may say Capricorns are know-it-alls (we didn’t say us!) so a book breaking down the process of learning — and unlearning — is a good fit for them, like “Flowers for Algernon,” by Daniel Keyes. This one is a hard-hitting book about the limits humanity will go to for intelligence. When a breakthrough experiment seems too good to be true, the limits of the human brain are examined at the expense of one man’s life.
So, did the stars align to find you the perfect new book recommendation? If you want to find your book pairings for your moon and ascending signs — complete your natal chart to add even more compatible books to your TBR!
Jennifer Vance is a publicist at Books Forward, an author publicity and book marketing firm committed to promoting voices from a diverse variety of communities. From book reviews and author events, to social media and digital marketing, we help authors find success and connect with readers.