If you’re on the hunt for your next great read, we’ve got the titles that will suit your personality, according to the stars.
Aries (March 21-April 19): The Iliad
If anyone has a leader or a warrior inside of them, it’s Aries. Strong, driven, and persistent, Aries loves tales that revere these characteristics. Homer’s The Iliad is an ancient story that will enthrall present-day Aries all the same. Epic battles between men and Gods, and, of course, the infamous fall of Troy, will tap into the aggressive nature of Aries. It’s never too late to read one of the oldest books known to humankind. Here are more classic books that have stood the test of time.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20): The Picture of Dorian Gray
Taurus is an earth sign like Virgo and Capricorn, but it differs greatly from the latter two. Though stable and practical, Taurus also loves material goods and appreciates beauty and fine aesthetics, which is why The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde fits this sign perfectly. The novel examines the differences between physical and internal beauty, a fascinating contrast that Taurus can both relate to and learn from. Here are our favorite lines from quotable books.
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Gemini (May 21-June 20): A Tale of Two Cities
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Gemini is the dual sign. It is marked by curiosity and adaptability, but also instability. Geminis are often intellectuals who endeavor to learn more about the world. It only seems fitting, then, that a Gemini should read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. As the title suggests, it is a story that encompasses two sides of a great conflict—the English and the French up to and during the French Revolution. With this story, Dickens offers up a multiple perspectives from many characters, which is something that Geminis absolutely love. Read up on Gemini and the other zodiac signs’ most attractive traits.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22): The Turn of the Screw
It’s time for a ghost story! Or, well, so some say. The Turn of the Screw by the father of American realism, Henry James, is read by some as a ghost story and others as a tale of mental instability. In the book, a governess arrives to take care of two young children when disturbing visions begin to plague her. While the story grows darker and darker, the governess remains solid in her attachment to and protection of the children. This is a perfect read for a Cancer as this sign focuses deeply on family and is very protective of highly-valued relationships. Besides, who doesn’t love a good scare every now and then? Don’t miss these chilling real-life ghost stories.
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