If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: Reading is so important — and not just because it forces you to stop watching Netflix for five seconds. According to a handful of studies published in the last decade or so, reading and other brain-stimulating activities can keep your mind in tip-top shape as you age; calm your nerves; and make you more empathetic.
Not sure which title to pick up next? Let a slightly less scientific factor (depending on who you talk to) determine the book that goes at the top of your reading list: your zodiac sign! Here's a solid recommendation for each and every one.
Aries: "Underground Airlines" by Ben H. Winters
Taurus: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout
Gemini: "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica
Cancer: "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart
Leo: "The Goddesses" by Swan Huntley
Virgo: "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young
Libra: "Sweetbitter" by Stephanie Danler
Scorpio: "You" by Caroline Kepnes
Sagittarius: "Everything You Came To See" by Elizabeth Schulte Martin
Capricorn: "Big Magic: Creatively Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert
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