The Best Summer Beach Read for Your Zodiac Sign
Summer is finally here! It’s a time to hang by the pool or sprawl out on the beach; but it’s also a great time to catch up on the latest summer reading. This year, 2019, has released or about to release, some amazing books from thrillers to romances, and everything in between. If you’re looking for a great read to throw into your beach bag or carry-on bag, look no further. We’ve got the best picks for you based on your zodiac sign’s personal style.
Aries—The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
by Ally Condie, $13.14
As the adventuring sign of the zodiac, you’ve never been one to slow down during the summer; so if you do read, you want it to be a real page-turner. Luckily, The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe has just what you need, Aries. Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the last mining ship, is looking for revenge in this swashbuckling adventure. You’ll love the action-packed scenes, the emotional and physically journals of the characters, and who doesn’t love a good apocalyptic wasteland?
Taurus—Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
by Casey McQuiston, $13.59
You love luxury, Taurus, and what’s more indulgent than a rom-com about royalty? Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston explores what happens when the son of the U.S. President falls in love with Prince of Whales. You’ll enjoy the “enemies to lovers” troupe just as much as you love reading it before it’s adapted to the screen by Amazon.
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Gemini—Naturally Tan by Tan France
by Tan France, $19.59
A curious person by nature, you can’t help but pick up the latest memoir of the famous and fabulous. By Queer Eye’s fashion expert, Tan France, Naturally Tan takes you on his personal journey from a closeted Englishman man from a traditional South Asian, Muslim home to becoming a fashion icon. Any Gemini will love France’s wit, humor, and celebrity encounters in this candid memoir. Get your French tuck ready for this one.
Cancer—The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
by Christina Lauren, $12.80
Let’s face it, Cancer, you’re a bit of a hopeless romantic (like, the kind who would watch Hallmark Christmas movies in the middle of summer). While you wait for the next movie marathon, here’s a feel-good rom-com about Olive, an unlucky twin who finds herself on a honeymoon with her nemesis, Ethan. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren has all your favorite romantic troupes thrown into one: enemies to lovers, pretending to be married, and giving you all the feels. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be falling in love all summer long.
Leo—The Priory of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
by Samantha Shannon, $16.55
If you’re experiencing some major Game of Thrones withdrawals, The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon will help fill the dragon-size hole in your heart. In this high fantasy novel, three women (a Queen, a lady-in-waiting, and a dragon rider) live in a world divided as evil forces of chaos rise to the surface. Leos will love this epic tale of royalty, magic, politics, and dragons. I mean, who doesn’t love dragons?
Virgo—Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
by Casey Cep, $16.17
You love solving problems, Virgo, which is why a mystery is right up your ally. In this creative non-fiction, writer, Casey Cep tries to answer why famous novelist, Harper Lee (also a fellow Earth sign) never published another book. More specifically, the mystery surrounding her one-and-only true crime novel. Told in three parts, you’ll be impressed with Cep’s attention to detail as she tells three stories—and how they all connect.
Libra—City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
by Elizabeth Gilbert, $18.30
As one of the most stylish signs, Libras pick up anything that have a touch of glamour to it. City of Girls is about nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris whose on a quest to find pleasure, adventure, and glamour in 1940s New York City. As a charmer yourself, you’ll love this story of beautiful people, emotional connections, and living life unashamed. Plus, it’s just sexy enough to heat up your summer reading.
Scorpio—The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
by Alex Michaelides, $15.99
You love a good mystery, Scorpio—you’re a bit of a mystery after all. In this heart-pounding mystery thriller by Alex Michalides criminal psychotherapist, Theo Faber, tries to figure out why Alicia Berenson, who seemed to have a perfect life, shot her husband five times in the face, then never speaks again. With so many twists and turns, you’ll be on the edge of your beach chair until the very last page.
Sagittarius—Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
by Taylor Jenkins Reid, $15.99
Sagittarius is the jet setter of the zodiac, so you need a book that’ll get you through one of those long flights. Luckily, Taylor Jenkins Reid does the trick in this gripping novel that you just can’t put down. Written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies, Daisy Jones & The Six tries to solve the mystery behind their infamous breakup. As a bit of a rockstar yourself, you’ll love the seventies rock-and-roll vibe, juicy realistic interviews, and the wild characters that grace the pages.
Capricorn—Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer
by Lara Prior-Palmer, $12.51
Being a hardworking, driven, and ambitious Capricorn, you’ll love this inspiring memoir of beating the odds to become a horse champion. In Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race, Lara Prior-Palmer writes about how, at nineteen, she enters the world’s longest, toughest horse race—on a whim. You’ll appreciate this underdog story just as much as the rough stakes Prior-Palmer herself had to go through.
Aquarius—Exhalation by Ted Chiang
by Ted Chiang, $16.99
Utterly unique, Aquarians love things that are far from the typical “run-of-the-mill” books—the more genre-crossing, the better. That’s why this science-fiction short story collection is perfect for your next summer read. In nine stories, Chiang tries to tackle humanities toughest questions. You’ll love these science fiction tales just as much as you’ll enjoy thinking about their meanings long after you’ve closed the book.
Pisces—The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
by Karen Thompson Walker, $17.04
As a dreamer yourself, you like your stories to have a little bit of the magical and supernatural woven into our everyday life, which is just what you get in this speculative fiction. The Dreamers is about how a sleepy college town is turned upside down by a mysterious illness where people go to sleep—and don’t wake up. Any Pisces will appreciate the beautiful prose, interesting characters, and theme of reality versus dreams (something you sometimes struggle with).
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