This Is The Book You Should Read Next Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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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.

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Aries: "Underground Airlines" by Ben H. Winters

"Underground Airlines" entertains the idea of Abraham Lincoln being assassinated BEFORE he was president, meaning slavery is still legal in four states in the present day. This novel is a challenging and intense read — perfect for all you smart, driven Ariens out there. 

Buy it here.

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Taurus: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

Taureans are practical AF, meaning they don't necessarily need crazy, twisted plots and ultra-complicated characters to see the beauty in a book. If your birthday falls somewhere between April 20 and May 21, check out "Olive Kitteridge," an insightful book about a retired teacher who deals with changes in her everyday life. Simple yet beautiful. 

Buy it here

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Gemini: "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica

Considering Gemini is the dualistic sign, anyone born under this sign LOVES a nice thriller with plenty of plot twists. Enter: "The Good Girl," a page-turner about a 24-year-old teacher who returns home from being kidnapped with selective amnesia.

Buy it here.

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Cancer: "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart

Cancers are natural nurturers who feel things deeply (in a good way). If you're born between May 21 and June 20, be sure to pick up a copy of Lockhart's "We Were Liars," a book that follows a woman named Cadence as she tries to remember just what the hell happened to her during the summer she turned 15. (Spoiler alert: You'll be in tears by the time you reach the last page.)

Buy it here.

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Leo: "The Goddesses" by Swan Huntley

A woman named Nancy moves with her family to Hawaii for a fresh start, but after she meets a yoga teacher named Ana, she finds herself being manipulated and challenged in a way she never expected. Now, if this doesn't sound like a read meant for a Leo — someone who loves to be stimulated but also feel ALL the feels — I don't know what does.

Buy it here.

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Virgo: "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young

"The Shack" follows a man going through a personal tragedy involving his youngest daughter that causes him to question everything. But don't worry, Virgo — there's an uplifting conclusion that you'll no doubt enjoy.

Buy it here.

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Libra: "Sweetbitter" by Stephanie Danler

If there's one thing Libras need in their life, it's balance — especially that of love and pain. They'll find just that in "Sweetbitter," a book about a 22-year-old who moves to New York City and begins a job at the finest restaurant in town.

Buy it here.

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Scorpio: "You" by Caroline Kepnes

This novel follows a bookstore employee named Joe who becomes obsessed — and I mean OBSESSED — with a writer named Guinevere, slowly morphing from her stalker to her boyfriend. All you feisty Scorpios will love this juicy thriller.

Buy it here.

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Sagittarius: "Everything You Came To See" by Elizabeth Schulte Martin

This coming-of-age novel about a teen who runs away to join the circus features characters that are just as charismatic and adventure-loving as you are, Sagittarius.

Buy it here.

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Capricorn: "Big Magic: Creatively Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert

If you're a Capricorn, chances are "ambitious" is your middle name. If so, you'll love "Big Magic," a step-by-step guide by the author of "Eat Pray Love" on how to light a fire up your ass and start living your best life. 

Buy it here

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JORDAN WHITE

Jordan White is a freelance writer and editor. She's a lover of all things chocolate and can usually be found lounging at the nearest coffee shop. She's based in Scottsdale, Arizona and hates the heat with a burning sensation. Her motto? "Obviously, yes!" 

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