The Book You Should Read This Summer, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Sure, it's nice to have some time off of school, but how exactly are you supposed to fill those long, scorching days?
Well, your star sign may be able to help. Keep scrolling for the book you should read this summer, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
You have a dynamic and bold personality, Aries, and your deeply competitive nature is one of your defining characteristics. The Hidden Oracle, the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, will have you totally engrossed until the very last page. The book follows a newly mortal Apollo as he attempts to navigate the human world and win back Zeus' favor, all with the help of his fellow demigods. You'll totally relate to Apollo's more impulsive side, and the many problems and hurdles that the characters have to work through will definitely activate your sense of adventure.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
You're stable and responsible, Taurus, but you have a not-so-secret love for the finer things in life. However, despite your appreciation for the material world, you see the value in hard work, and find that responsibility and devotion are the only ways to achieve the things you want. Given your overall approach to life, you'll absolutely love When Life Gives You Lululemons. A spinoff of the Devil Wear Prada series, we follow Miranda Priestly's ex-assistant, Emily, as she navigates her new life as an image consultant. It has plenty of name-dropping that will appeal to your material side, but you'll appreciate Emily's overall work ethic and commitment to excellence, even if she doesn't always make the right decisions.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Oh, Gemini. Despite your two-sided nature, there are certain traits that are ever-present in your mind: your thoughtfulness and your curiosity. You're always on the lookout for something new, ready to discuss everything with the people around you. And One of Us Is Lying will give you plenty to talk about. In this book, five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive, prompting an investigation into who could have possibly killed the school's most notorious gossip. This book is a mind-bending thriller that will keep you guessing all the way through. There's just one question: Do you think you can solve the murder before you reach the last page?
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Ah, our sentimental little Cancer—what better choice for you than an emotional and dramatic love story? To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the perfect choice for your sensitive little soul. You'll definitely relate to Lara Jean's secret love letters, as you spend most of your time trying to hide your thoughts from the world, as well. While the release of all her private emotions might seem like your absolute worst nightmare, you'll still find yourself totally caught up in this story, if only to learn what you shouldn't do in order to keep your feelings hidden. Just make sure you finish the book before the movie comes out!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Looking For Alaska by John Green
Dramatic and self-confident, you're the reigning queen of the zodiac, Leo. You're not at all afraid of the spotlight, but you're still on the constant hunt for awareness and growth in your personal life. Looking For Alaska is bound to give you the perspective you crave. It's the story of a self-confident, popular and adventurous girl named Alaska, told through the eyes of a boy who's in love with her. It's not only a beautiful and thoughtful story, it's also a nice reminder that you can never be fully aware of what people are dealing with under their cool and confident exterior.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
You're the most hardworking sign in all the zodiac, Virgo. Your methodical and analytical nature are the driving forces behind all your decisions, and your attention to detail is absolutely unmatched. Ready Player One is definitely the novel for you. You'll love how Wade puts together the most minute details to solve the mystery of James Halliday's Easter eggs, and the video game-focused environment will allow you to temporarily escape from the rigid practicality of your everyday life. And don't worry if you've already seen the movie—many details in the novel are brand new or completely different, so you're still sure to enjoy it.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Oh, our fair-minded Libra. Justice and equality are of the utmost importance to you, and you're in a constant search for peace and equality, making The Book Thief the perfect summer read for you. Set in Germany in 1939, the book follows the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who finds her happiness in stealing books. Although she disobeys the direct letter of the law, the book has a very clear division between right and wrong, which will appeal to your just and honorable personality. Plus, it's an amazing read that's bound to spark some great discussions among you and your friends.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Cancers get all the credit for being the emotional ones in the zodiac, but you have quite the sentimental side as well, Scorpio. You're passionate and assertive, but many of your decisions are made with the feelings of yourself and others in mind. You could happily lose yourself in a romance novel this summer, making The Sun Is Also a Star the perfect book for you. Given your calm and cool demeanor, you'll totally relate to Natasha's factual and analytical approach to the world, but you'll also love experiencing her boundaries break down and her ideas change as she meets someone who has the potential to change her world.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Travel is the most important thing to you Sagittarius, but if you can't physically travel this summer, you can at least let your mind wander through a thrilling story. The Name of the Wind is the perfect summer book for you. It follows the story of a young man who eventually becomes the most talented magician his world has ever seen. It's told in a first-person narrative through the eyes of the hero, allowing you to feel like you're truly living the story. You'll love following the intricate and detailed escapades of this lovable hero in this new world, and it will allow you to satisfy a little bit of your constant desire for adventure without ever having to leave your couch.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
You're quite the little traditionalist, Capricorn, meaning a classic book is the only option for you. You're the only sign with enough self-control to chew through Anna Karenina, as it is rather long and dense. The personalities and decisions of the characters will be rather at odds with your own personal values, but you could use the chance to step out of your box and experience a new perspective. You'll have a special appreciation for the traditional undertones of the story, as well as how those themes are navigated and adjusted in a rather tricky situation. It won't be an easy read, but you'll definitely be happy you did it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): The Furies of Calderon
Oh, Aquarius—your eccentricity is one of the most lovable things about you. You're not afraid of standing apart and being different, and you love to take a step out of your own head and hear multiple sides of a story. The Furies of Calderon is definitely the book choice for you. Told from multiple perspectives, this book primarily follows the misadventures of Tavi, a young boy who doesn't fit in to his world. It's thrilling and adventurous, with a perfect note of humanity, allowing it to speak to all your senses. Plus, it's the first in a series of six, meaning you'll have plenty to occupy your mind while you lounge around the pool this summer.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Sweet Pisces. You're so gentle and empathetic, always on the lookout for ways you can help the people around you with no thought about yourself. Is there any other choice for your sensitive spirit than a John Green novel? Turtles All the Way Down follows the story of Aza, a high schooler dealing with a severe case of OCD. As she works through the many challenges in her mental and physical environment, we are able to catch a glimpse of the struggles that plague her everyday decisions. It's the perfect choice for a compassionate soul like yours, and it's guaranteed to fuel your summer days with interesting revelations and emotional moments.
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