The amazing thing about reading is that it never goes out of style. Each year brings new books and the resurrection of older books that have found renewed popularity. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick the right book for you. Find out which book should top your must-read list, based on your unique star sign.
March 21 - April 19
"The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
This gripping memoir about childhood, family dysfunction and abuse will satiate the passionate Aries soul. Like the story's protagonist, Aries is brave, bold and known for their deep well of emotion. The story will play on this ram sign's tightly wound heartstrings and leave them reflecting on their own lives. Plus, since the book was recently adapted into a movie, Aries can head to the theater to compare versions.
April 20 - May 20
"Love Warrior" by Glennon Doyle Melton
While Taurus may prefer to read fantasy and YA (we see you), the stars couldn't have picked a better book for this bull sign in 2017. This memoir is all about hitting rock bottom and rebuilding a marriage from the ground up. Sensual Taurus knows all too well about falling in love, but they could use some pointers when it comes to repairing a broken relationship (and a broken heart).
May 21 - June 20
"Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid
More than a love story, this novel captures the hope and at times, despair of refugees struggling to reclaim their lives and find peace. Smart, worldly Gemini will love the elements of social and geo-political truth that paint this fictional story of two people escaping through magical doors to find the one place they can finally call home.
June 21 - July 22
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
When a slave seeks to escape her life in bondage, she discovers an underground railroad that isn't a network of dark tunnels, but a fully intact, secret train-system complete with steel rails, engineers and conductors. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the perfect mix of painful truth and imaginative fantasy—something that will resonate deeply with the hard-shelled Cancer who isn't afraid to dream.
July 23 - August 22
Leo is a lion and while they are fierce, they also struggle with indecisiveness and insecurity. Enter this unlikely self-help book that aims to help people live their best lives by learning to not give a f*ck about the stuff that clouds their judgment and limits their potential. Full of profanity and humor, this insightful book is the courage every lion needs to reclaim their personal power.
August 23 - September 22
"Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch
Because Virgo is known to evaluate (and then re-evaluate) their life choices, this sci-fi thriller will strike them at their core. When the protagonist is abducted and knocked unconscious, he awakens to a new reality where life as he knew it no longer exists. The fast-paced story will keep excitement-loving Virgo on their toes as they discover what happens when everything that's real changes in an instant.
September 23 - October 22
"The History of Wolves" by Emily Fridlund
Not actually about wolves, this coming-of-age story is both dark and exploratory. As the novel follows 14-year-old Linda, a social outcast whose upbringing was anything but traditional, Libra will get lost in the dark turns and satisfying twists that include death, secrets, lust and the need to belong.
October 23 - November 22
Scorpio spends a lot of time investing in the well-being of others, but often they can forget to show themselves the same love. This self-help guide is an ode to every Scorpio that may have forgotten how amazing they are or may have never even considered their own awesome potential. Complete with personal exercises and helpful insight, this is a book guaranteed to light a life-changing spark.
November 23 - December 21
"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue
This novel about immigration, hope, challenges and fears will resonate with pragmatic, globally minded Sagittarius. The story follows a couple from Cameroon who have resettled in America just as the Great Recession hits. "Behold the Dreamers" explores the hardships of realizing a dream for a better life, while carefully navigating the minefield of classism and racial prejudice. Gripping, raw and poignant, this Oprah Book Club pick will give archers a new perspective on life.
December 22 - January 18
"The Late Show" by Michael Connelly
Capricorn loves rules (so much so that they're the sign most likely to become cops or join the military), which makes this detective novel a perfect fit. Crime fiction at its finest, the story follows an LAPD night-shift detective who turns over her cases each day before heading home. The narrative heats up when the detective discovers two cases she can't let go of—which lead her down a dark road of self-discovery.
January 19 - February 18
"Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Aquarius loves to learn, and nothing will satisfy their nerdy hunger like this book about the innermost workings of the universe. Broken down into digestible chunks, this science-lite book explores the cosmos and explains often difficult concepts like the laws of the gravity and quantum mechanics, while injecting Tyson's well-known humor and insight throughout.
February 19 - March 20
"Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Even if Pisces hasn't yet dealt with sudden, unexpected loss, the premise of this book about overcoming grief is powerful enough that every fish sign should read it. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg shares how she overcame the devastation of her partner's death by facing her new reality: Option B. Since Pisces often struggles with adjusting to changes in their lives, this book can give them the insight and wisdom to make the best of life's hardest challenges.
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