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READING WITH THE STARS

Let's face it, we're all on book tok, and if you say you're not... you can be honest, this is a safe space. Whether you've chosen to indulge in the wide array of books you've been served or you've been staring at the shelves of your local bookstore wondering where to start, the stars want to help you find your next great read. 

Aries

Flat on an orange background, the cover of the book features an orange how with a black room and darkened windows. The only light comes out of the front door and casts a shadow on the title of the book.

How to Sell a Haunted House
Grady Hendrix

It's a little spooky, it's a little heartfelt and it's rife with weird dolls. What more could you ask for? This well-loved piece of horror fiction will have you checking every corner of the room and turning away the faces of inanimate objects.

Sagittarius

If the foreground, a person holds a paperback copy of John Green's Paper Towns. If the back, a desk with miscellaneous items stacked in a pile.

Paper Towns
John Green

Okay, hear us out - Yes, it was a tumblr staple back in the day, but one thing John Green does well is force his characters to think a little harder. Something you yourself are quite good at, Sagittarius. Go grab yourself a hot cup of tea, kick your feet up, and just get lost in these Paper Towns.

Capricorn

A copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses sits on a white background.

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Sarah J. Maas

While it falls in line with all of a Capricorn's finest traits, y'know, determination, ambition, and the like, it also appeals to the more romantic parts of your personality. Also, if you like the first, there's four more for you to sink your teeth into. That's five astrological readings for the price of one, what a deal.

Pisces

A white background, with an orange cover of the book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Mark Haddon

With your imagination, this is the perfect book to dive into. This touching tale is one that stays with you, and it keeps you on your toes. The combination warmth and heartbreak will make this your new favorite book. 



Taurus

A copy of the book The Alchemist, bright orange and yellow, sits upright on an off-white background. the book is angled with the pages towards the front and the spine towards the left corner

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

This one runs deep - there's no tale of determination quite like this one and, as a Taurus, you know all about determination. Adventure, fantasy, drama, this book as a little bit of everything you love and need. 

Oh, and don't worry - you'll get your movie adaptation someday.


Virgo

A copy of House of Leaves, laying on a back image background. The background shows sets of winding staircases heading nowhere.

House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski

This book will keep your mind more than busy. Being analytical, you will have a field day with every single moving part of this haunting story. From miscellaneous blocks of texts, to falling letters, not only will the story intrigue you, but the change of structure will heighten your experience.  

Leo

A copy of The Great Gatsby sits in a room full of display cases. The cover is a faded dark blue, and features the eyes and lips of a woman, with a lighthouse flashing along the bottom.

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

You love all things great and grand, and this book captures peak extravagance and drama. This may not have been your favorite book on your high school reading list, but that's because you were reading it because you had to. Revisit this classic and immerse yourself into every moment of the perceived American dream.

Libra

Sat on a dark wood backdrop, a leather bound copy of The Hobbit sits upright. It has runes printed on the sides of the pages, and in gold on the cover.

The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

This book, nay, this franchise is a Libra's dream come true. The Hobbit has adventure, stories of friendship, and the scene is set within an absolutely stunning world. With how mentally and visually appealing it is, you'll want to pick up a physical copy. (Have you seen the variant covers? Libras love material goods.)

Scorpio

Two variant covers of The Shining side by side. The left, an image of Jack Torrance peaking through the door he's carved with an axe. The right, a yellow and black text based artwork. Within the T and the H of the book's title, an ominous, dot work face peers at the reader.

The Shining
Stephen King

First of all, please do not put this book in the freezer. Now that we have that covered, you have a passion for solving, and mystery is something this book just so happens to be full of. Social isolation? All work, no play? The secrets of the Overlook Hotel are the perfect mystery for a Scorpio to curl up with.

Gemini

A copy of cloud Atlas overlaid on top of an enlarged image of the cover. The cover features six separate cloud patterns in different art or image forms.

Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell

You're always trying to keep your mind busy, and with its multiple interwoven storylines, Cloud Atlas may be able to do just that. With the many genres living inside of this book, each chapter is sure to stun you and keep your turning pages until the clouds roll in. 

Aquarius

A bright over copy of The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy flies through space.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

As an out of the box thinker, you love when others do the same. This non-stop adventure might be your new favorite if you give it a chance. It's funny, it's heartfelt and we promise you'll be back here thanking us for all the fish in no time. Seriously, once you read one, you'll want your hands on the whole series. Bonus points: you get a wonderful movie to go along with the novel. 

Cancer

A pink copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies sits on a white background. On the cover, a zombified young woman sits in a cameo surrounded by filigree

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Steve Hockensmith

We could have given you the classic novel, that's true. But let's be real here, this one's more fun. You relate deeply to a reading like Pride and Prejudice, it speaks to your caring nature, but throw in zombies? This book scratches a fandom itch, too.