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Weekend Reading Challenge for Each Sign of the Zodiac

You know those lists of “100 Classic Books You Need to Read in Your Lifetime”? If you’re like me, that’s waaaaay too many books to think about. I took a look at a few of those lists and considered which titles made the most sense for each sign of the Zodiac. This weekend, considering checking out one of the three suggestions handpicked by your favorite astrologer. (That’s me!)

In all seriousness, reading can be a wonderful distraction from the stress of our lives. It also helps build empathy by showing us different perspectives.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Explore these dystopian novels that shed new light on our current world:

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

1984 by George Orwell

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Enjoy these gentle, uplifting books rooted in nature:

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Have some fun with these clever titles:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Soak in the family drama and social politics of these classics:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Expand your horizons with these titles about flawed heroes:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Emma by Jane Austen

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Indulge in true crime reading with these chilling accounts:

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Enjoy a classic coming-of-age tale in these beloved novels:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Get gothic with these darkly imaginative books:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Take a journey through imaginary worlds with these modern classics:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Read some of the most challenging (and rewarding) classics:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Get weird with these ground-breaking sci-fi titles by women:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Wander through magical worlds with these imaginative classics:

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman