What to read this fall based on your zodiac sign

books based on your zodiac sign

We all know the struggle of trying to decide which book to read next. Instead of having to make the tough decision in picking from your overwhelming #TBR pile this fall, let the stars guide you with these books we think you’ll love based on your zodiac sign.

If you’re a Leo, read Smokescreen by Iris Johansen

When Jill Cassidy shows up at Eve Duncan’s door explaining a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers in a small African village, Eve launches on a mission to save the innocent families who live there. Traveling to Africa, it’s not long before Eve realizes she has been sent there for another reason and it will take all of her strength and resilience to save the families in the village along with her own family back at home. Your generosity and passion as a Leo will have you relating to Eve in Smokescreen.


If you’re a Virgo, read Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling by Dr. Tyra Manning

Tyra Manning believes that writing can provide a gateway to happiness and hope. In Your Turn, she offers up stories from her own life and advice to her readers for how to unlock their emotions through writing prompts and other creative means. Embrace your deep connection to humanity with this new and insightful read that will get your fall off to a great start.


If you’re a Libra, read A Prayer for Travelers by Ruchika Tomar

Cale Lambert likes to keep to herself in her hometown near the California-Nevada border. Raised by her grandfather, her life changes when his health begins to falter. Now forced to provide for herself, she takes a job as a waitress at a nearby restaurant. It’s at the restaurant that she bonds with Penélope who expands her horizons and introduces her to a new life. But then Penélope disappears and it’s up to Cale to find her and bring her home safe. This new novel is the perfect read for harmonious Libras this fall.


If you’re a Scorpio, read The Whisper Man by Alex North

When Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to Featherbank, all they want is a new start. But soon, Tom learns about the small town’s gruesome past and the criminal who murdered a handful of young boys 20 years ago. When another boy goes missing and is later found dead, Tom and Jake are suddenly pulled into a new nightmare they never saw coming. Brave Scorpio souls will love this horror read from Alex North.


If you’re a Sagittarius, read Singapore Sapphire by A.M. Stuart

It’s 1910 in Singapore and Harriet Gordon is looking for a new start. Now living with her brother and trying to find work that will make her money, she’s shocked when she finds her first client dead. Teaming up with Inspector Robert Curran, the two investigate this murder as well as a subsequent killing that happens shortly after the first. This new book will fulfill your Sagittarius need to travel by taking you on a literary trip to Singapore.


If you’re a Capricorn, read Trust Me When I Lie by Benjamin Stevenson

Producer Jack Quinn’s latest true crime docuseries focuses on Curtis Wade, a man convicted of murdering a young woman. But when the show brings about a retrial, Wade walks free and after a short time, there’s another murder, forcing Quinn to question the effect his show had on the case. Capricorns love a good challenge and will be relating to Jack Quinn as he does everything in his power to find out what really happened in the case of Curtis Wade.


If you’re an Aquarius, read Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

Fall is the perfect season for Aquarius readers to embrace their creative side. Bestselling author and creator Felicia Day returns with a new book that will help you face your biggest fears and get in touch with your light-hearted self. Whether you’ve discovered your creative outlet already or you’re looking for a new hobby, this book will help you find your fall-time inspiration and take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle you’re currently facing.


If you’re a Pisces, read On Swift Horses by Shannon Pufahl

Although she’s newly married, Muriel feels unhappy since moving to San Diego from Kansas. Missing her mother and her brother-in-law, Julius, she starts going to the Del Mar racetrack where she learns about the culture of the sport and the risk involved. Meanwhile, Julius is in Vegas working at a casino and falling for card cheat Henry. But when his lover is run out of town, Julius follows him to Tijuana where he’ll find new mystery and danger at every turn. This novel will bring out the artistic and spiritual side of Pisces this fall.


If you’re an Aries, read Life on Loan by Ashley Farley

College friends Lena and Olivia have just reunited by chance at an airport in Atlanta after 30 years apart. Both dealing with issues in their own lives, they agree that switching homes and responsibilities for a month could be exactly what they both need. With Lena now staying in Charleston and Olivia jetting off to Virginia, the two will find that this month away from their lives will remind them of their dreams and give them the second chance they’ve both been looking for. Life on Loan is a great book for Aries as it will help them bring out their courageous side this season.


If you’re a Taurus, read The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester

In 1942, American model Jessica May has just arrived in Europe to secure coverage during the war on behalf of Vogue. While the soldiers give her a hard time, she bypasses their challenging behavior and makes lasting bonds with three people that will help her find great success. Decades later in 2005, D’Arcy Hallworth has just touched down in France to curate a collection of wartime photos. Little does she know, the collection and the secrets around it will change her life forever. The Paris Orphan is great for the devoted Taurus who loves a story with a bit of romance.


If you’re a Gemini, read maggie’s ruse by Anne Leigh Parrish

Twins Maggie and Marta are both having trouble fully reaching their potential while living in New York City. Frustrated and bored, Maggie decides to pose as her sister one day while visiting with Marta’s friends, creating a rift between the sisters. While spending time apart, they start to come into their own success but begin feeling lonely without one another. The two must get past their differences together or potentially lose their bond forever. Gemini twins will find themselves in these two similar but vastly different characters.


If you’re a Cancer, read Find Me by André Aciman

Find Me follows up on the relationship between Elio and Oliver decades after first meeting in Call Me By Your Name. Elio is now a talented classical pianist living in Paris and has fallen for a new love interest. Meanwhile, Oliver is living in New England with his family, working as a college professor. But Oliver is still tempted by the connection he had with Elio and can’t ignore the urge inside of him to travel across the Atlantic to visit him again. The emotional and loyal side of Cancers will love André Aciman’s highly-anticipated fall release.

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Ashley Johnson

Content Editor + Producer

Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or exploring breathtaking locations throughout the US.

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