Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! Today I’m going to be starting a new series on the blog: Astrology Book Recommendations! I’ve read exactly one book and about a million tweets on this topic, so I’m definitley qualified to do this. The plan is to do one post every month recommending books for all the different sun signs, starting with Aquarius. I hope you guys will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it, and maybe find some new books to add your TBRs.
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Aquarians are true humanitarians who love helping others and value a strong sense of community, so they would love reading about The Nowhere Girls. Three high school girls who become the founders of an underground movement against rape culture in their high school.
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
Aquarians are the most original people in the zodiac and they love embracing their eccentricity. So this weird little gem about a girl who’s family is cursed by death (a guy her grandpa met in Vietnam) and plagued by odd phobias, will be right up their street. The protagonist who dresses exclusively in costumes and has a fear of lobsters, might be an Aquarius herself.
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Another trait that define Aquarians is that they’re so progressive. They love things that are innovative and interesting, like Eimar McBride’s avant garde writing! The stream of consciousness narrative in this coming of age story from Ireland is intuitive and challenging, a perfect fit for readers born in the same sign as Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
As the zodiac’s humanitarians Aquarians love fighting for a worthy cause and that’s exactly what The Hate U Give is about. After Starr sees her friend get shot by a police officer she becomes involved with the Black Lives Matter movement. I think Aquarians will root for her with their whole hearts.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This Cinderella retelling set in New Beijing will be a perfect for forward-thinking, progressive Aquarians. They’ll love seeing an old tale retold in a futuristic setting and root for Cinder, the fiercely independent and smart heroine.
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Another book that will appeal to Aquarians eccentric side is Vassa in the Night, a Russian fairytale retelling set in a fantastical version of Brooklyn. Vassa, the heroine, and the living doll who lives in her pocket must survive a trip to a chicken-legged convenience store where shoplifters are beheaded.
Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe is the daughter of the sun god Helios, but wishes for a mortal life among humans. The Greek gods are known for their casual cruelty against humans and humanitarian Aquarians will appreciate Circe’s rejection of that. They’ll also admire her independence and intelligence, thriving in solitude on her island in exile for so many years.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Aquarius is the sign of the future, so sci-fi is totally their genre. This brilliant series about one boy’s struggle against an corrupt government will not just appeal to their futuristic ideas, but also their humanitarian side as Darrow fights for a better future for his people.
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
The main character, the titular Unnecessary Woman, of this book has big Aquarius energy. She’s independent, intellectual and a little bit on the eccentric side. She’s a single woman, living in Beirut, who’s run a bookstore and translated several books into Arabic in secret. I thoroughly enjoyed her company.