12 Beach Reads for the Zodiac Signs

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Bring these books with you on your vacation!

Spring is here, and many of us are planning our spring break adventures as well as our summer vacations. Maybe you will want to spend your vacation days exploring a new city and spend your nights partying. Or maybe you prefer to sit on a beach and relax with a good book.

If you choose the latter but have not yet found a book for your vacation, worry not, because I have compiled a list of books that will enthrall the minds and imaginations of the zodiac signs. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun signs. You can check your birth charts here.

Aries – The Sleeper And The Spindle


Written By Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell

This charming take on the Snow White/Sleeping Beauty fairy tale is the ideal read for feisty Aries. This book is a darkly humorous tale of an impassioned queen who sets out on one last adventure before getting married. However, her journey does not play out as she expected. This story will awaken the warrior queen/king who resides in the hearts of all Aries. Also, the illustrator, Chris Riddell, is an Aries.

Taurus – Fried Green Tomatoes


Written by Fannie Flagg

This is the perfect book for wholesome and romantic Taurus. This story takes us through the lives of four women who are as devoted to their community as they are to each other. Though there are admittedly some plot points that do not age well, the book is ultimately about good food, good deeds, and good friends, the three most important values to a Taurus.

Gemini – Sula


Written By Toni Morrison

Written by Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author Toni Morrison, Sula is the story of duality and friendship. This book tells the tale of two girls, Nel and Sula, who grow up together but eventually grow apart due to social conventions. The Gemini readers will connect with the titular character’s erratic and unpredictable behavior.

Cancer – The Girl Who Chased The Moon


Written By Sarah Addison Allen

If all of the sweet, tender-hearted Cancers are looking for something sentimental to read, look no further than The Girl Who Chase The Moon. This book has everything that Cancers love: romance, redemption, and, of course, the moon! This story of young and unrequited love will break your heart and then carefully put it back together again.

Leo – Psyche In A Dress


Written By Francesca Lia Block

Leo, you exude theatrical goddess/god energy! So naturally, I recommend Psyche In A Dress. This book is a collection of poetic, modern retellings of Greek myths that all center around a common narrative. Block’s writing is so vivid you will feel immersed in the sensual and glamorous imagery.

Virgo – Where The Heart Is


Written By Billie Letts

Do you know what you need, Virgo? A book about the kind yet insecure Novalee Nation, who goes from living and giving birth in a Walmart to finding a community of friends who love and support her as she raises her daughter and becomes a photographer. As you read, Novalee’s fortitude and can-do attitude will speak to your own iron will and determination.

Libra – Good Omens, The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


Written By Terry Pratchett And Neil Gaiman

Did you know that Earth is a Libra? You would if you read the hilarious apocalyptic tale Good Omens. Yes, I know it’s weird that Earth is an air sign. Just go with it.  This book tells the story of an angel and a demon who team up to stop the impending apocalypse. The main theme of balance between “good” and “evil” will speak to Libra’s harmonious heart.

Scorpio – Tales From The Kingdoms


Written By Sarah Pinborough

Let’s face it, Scorpio! You are already planning for Halloween. But while you wait for the spooky season, I suggest you read Tales From The Kingdoms. This series gives us dark reimaginings of classic fairy tales. Darker than the original stories themselves. I feel I must offer a trigger warning for copious amounts of blood, death, and selfish princes. But if you can look past that, this book will speak to your brooding and sensual nature. 

Sagittarius – The Hunger Games


Written By Suzanne Collins

Of course, Sagittarius would get the series about an archer. The story about Katniss Everdeen, a girl who helps to lead a rebellion against a tyrannical government, is perfect for the ambitious fire sign. Fun fact! Did you know the actual katniss plant comes from the genus Sagittaria?

Capricorn – You Are Your Own Fairy tale


Written By Amanda Lovelace

Capricorn, you deserve to kick back and indulge in a little poetry on vacation. You Are Your Own Fairy Tale is a series of books that will inspire and remind you how far you have come. With titles like Break Your Glass Slippers and Shine Your Icy Crown, you will feel revitalized and empowered after reading this series.

Aquarius – Bleeding Violet


Written By Dia Reeves

Aquarius, I am pretty sure this book was written for you. This book tells the story of Hannah, a purple-loving outsider who runs away to Texas to find her mother but ends up finding a town full of demons, both metaphorical and literal. The Aquarius readers will identify with the intelligent and rebellious main character. 

Pisces – Fierce Fairy Tales


Written By Nikita Gill

Nostalgic Pisces will love this collection of poetry by the incomparable Nikita Gill. Fierce Fairy Tales takes myths and legends from several different cultures and reexamines them through a progressive lens. The intuitive water sign will enjoy sitting by a lake with a cocktail in one hand and this book in the other.

Ophiuchus – Any Book by Chuck Tingle


Ophiuchus is not a real zodiac sign, but the books written by Chuck Tingle are…kind of real, I guess. Click here to learn more about the incredible literary works of this enigmatic author.

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