It’s time to waste time with another book tag! I’m going to give a shoutout to Audrey Writes Abroad for doing this tag before me. I appreciate it. This may sound silly but I’m a fan of astrology. I certainly don’t follow my zodiac (Cancer btw) religiously but I enjoy reading about zodiacs and comparing mine to my friends’ zodiacs. I hope you fellow astrology fans hope you like the books I’ve picked in correspondence.
Capricorn: Hardworking, Stubborn, Straightforward
For this one, I’m going to have to pick The Lightning Thief (Book 1 of the Percy Jackson series). The whole story is about determine teenagers who have to fight against literal gods no matter what. It fits the bill for me.
Taurus: Good Taste, Sensual, Stubborn, Down to Earth
American Gods by Neil Gaiman is my pick for this one as it has a great combination of deep rooted-stories, bizarre (but kind of hot) sex scenes, and an overall profound message.
Virgo: Successful, Creative, Clever
This is my mom’s zodiac sign and one of her (and my) favorite book/movie is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. It’s certainly a unique spin on a classic fairy tale with plenty of wit and whim that keeps you hanging on.
Aquarius: Innovative, Admired, Eccentric, Distant
A good friend of mine is an Aquarius so I must honor my friend by choosing the Sherlock Holmes series. It’s certainly a front runner for detective novels and the backstory is just as eccentric as the story itself. You may not be a fan of Sherlock Holmes but you have to admit that it certainly has had an impact on pop culture.
Gemini: Dynamic, Many Talents, Likes Games
This one is a bit of a pun but I’m choosing Game of Thrones (Book 1 of A Song of Fire and Ice) by George RR Martin. If you are a fan of the show and/or the books, then you see my reasoning. The novels cover such a wide range of well-developed characters who must win the ultimate “game.”
Libra: Irresistible, Adventurous, Indecisive
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments were one of my favorite series in high school and it still fits this description. I had a hard time putting down that series and Clare created some brilliant conflicts within the series that I’m still mad about.
Pisces: Free, Sensual, Sensitive
The Great Gatsby is a short but powerful novel that follows it’s own path with Fitzgerald’s tender writing. The free spirited characters are bogged down with the touchy world of wealth. This is definitely a book for a Pisces.
Cancer (me): Sensitive, Friend-Oriented, Forgives but Doesn’t Forget
Forgive me for being biased but I have to pick The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The novel carries the theme that friendship is one of the most valuable things in a person’s life. Along with Amir’s tough but soft characterization, this book is perfect for my fellow Cancers.
Scorpio: Self-Reliant, Powerful, Secretive, Wise
My younger sister and another close friend of mine both share this zodiac so I have to give them a shoutout. I’m picking Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Love it or hate it, the novel is certainly perfectly twisted and strange in every way.
Aries: Brave, Independent, Impulsive, Hates to be Restricted
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights comes to mind as Catherine and Heathcliff fit the Aries description (in my opinion). With it’s wild setting and even wilder characters, Wuthering Heights doesn’t hold back in its dark themes.
Leo: Creative, Popular, Faithful
Leos are guaranteed to enjoy the Harry Potter series. It’s creativity lends to it’s popularity which then lends to it’s pretty faithful following, adaptations, and spin-offs.
Sagittarius: Open-minded, Loving, Insensitive
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the first books most students are exposed to as it exhibits open-minded and loving characters who are seen through the point of view of the precocious Scout.
I can’t wait to hear what you all think of my choices. I’m leaving you a link to an artist who does “shitty horoscopes” and I love their work.