I feel like I need to preface this entire post with the warning that I’m not an astrology person.
I just thought this would be fun!! Please don’t take this seriously!! I got the traits from a friend who’s into this sort of stuff, and I got the idea from another friend.
I am quite excited for this post though, as it was a lot of fun (and pain) to put together!! I’m only doing six of the twelve signs today, because… this post got long enough with recommending two books per zodiac, but I hope you enjoy!!
Traits: adventurous; energetic; risk taker; courageous; enthusiastic; dynamic; quick witted; refuse to back down from a fight; young at heart; good friend; impatient; optimistic; selfish; easily angry; impulsive
Hands down The Fever King. As I wrote that out I could just hear Noam being all snarky and angry, and he DEFINITELY wouldn’t back down from a fight. You might enjoy this because you see yourself in him, or just because you like action books!! (There’s also a really beautiful romance…. basically it has it all)
Another book you would probably enjoy is The Falling in Love Montage, because Saoirse is quite quick witted and a bit of an impulsive risk taker… yet it’s something with enough humour and fluff to balance your personality out. (Also the… darker(?maybe?) side of it might be sobering, in a way <3)
Traits: patient; reliable; warmhearted; loving; persistent; determined; placid; security loving; jealous; possessive; resentful; inflexible; self indulgent; greedy
This is an interesting one!! I might have to say The Song of Achilles… you need a bit of determination to get through that one. I adored it… but the last 10% of it is the best bit. You do get a beautiful romance out of it though!!! 10/10 recommend!!!
Aristotle and Dante would be my top recommendation for the possessive side of you. Trust me, you’ll get very attached and protective of everyone in this book… maybe too much so. It’s also very loving, and looks at love of all kinds (family, platonic, romance) so I hope you enjoy!!! I reread it twice in two months…. self indulgent? (It’s fine, she says as she stares longingly at it to reread for the fifth time…) It’s also a great book in both physical/ebook and audio – the narration is emotional and hard hitting and so full of hope,,, I love it.
Traits: adaptable; versatile; communicative; witty; intellectual; eloquent; youthful; lively; nervous; tense; superficial; inconsistent; cunning; inquisitive
(the fact that gemini is the twins: making me think of the minyards i swear that book corrupted me)
Um, this is kind of hard?? I don’t know??
I want to recommend an anthology for the adaptable and versatile traits because they often have many different styles, so I’ll just say Begin, End, Begin which is a #LoveOZYa collection and I love supporting Australian authors!!! It features a lot of diverse stories (genre and rep!!) and I’d recommend checking it out ❤
And,,,, Full Disclosure I’m throwing in for fun because communicative? The least related word for this book ever. It’s definitely a little tense, but in that fun contemporary way. The prose is eloquent, but you can hear Simone’s voice as a teenager and it’s written very realistically!!! Her friendships and relationships with everyone around her are some of the best written in YA that I’ve seen, and the whole story is really lovely.
Aside from that… this prompt was very hard for me so I’m really sorry to all the gemini’s out there!! I tried!!
Traits: loyal; emotional; empathetic; imaginative; adaptable; nurturing; gut oriented; emotional; loving; intuitive; imaginative; shrewd; cautious; protective; sympathetic; changeable; moody; overemotional; touchy; clingy; unable to let go
My mind is going to every single sad book I’ve ever read and so I’ll just like,,, shove some in here. (also!! my zodiac sign!! please check out these books… also i’m very sad and extremely emotional so this fits perfectly!!!)
Autoboyography has just enough happiness to make you smile, but you will probably cry? I mean, the last time I read it I don’t think I did but I got close?? It also features very cautious characters (I mean…. except for when they aren’t) and I know I saw a lot of myself in both Tanner and Seb.
I also really loved The Stars and the Blackness Between Them which is not that well known but it’s!! so!! beautiful!! and!! sad!! I’m also pleased with recommending it because,,, this book features a lot of beautiful zodiac poems and I adore them!! It’s definitely a heart breaker, but it’s so good you won’t mind.
(also look at my purple colour coordination of the covers i’m very proud haha)
Traits: generous; warmhearted; creative; enthusiastic; broad minded; expansive; faithful; loving; pompous; patronising; bossy; interfering; dogmatic; intolerent
I think that a book with very loyal characters just screams The Weight of the Stars, to me. I trust all those characters with my life and I’ve never even met them. It’s just something that I feel would be a core trait for all of the squad?? I don’t know…. and all I will say is that interference is required in multiple ways…. for multiple parts of the novel. They’re all incompetent gays and I love them!!!!
I Wish You All The Best is another book that is truly beautiful. It’s about family – and finding faith in people you may not have otherwise. It’s a heartfelt, loving story that I simply adore, and I hope you would too!
Other than the other six signs… I’m pretty much done for today?? It was super fun to do, and I’ll get to yours next time if it wasn’t here!!!
are you an astrology person? did you agree with your recommendations? looking forward to the second half?
(also this is the first post I’ve published in ages that’s under 1000 words… who am I turning into I don’t like it!!! ….update I couldn’t bear it so I filled some parts out and now it’s 1013 words you’re welcome)