Summertime is when you want to lay low and relax as much as possible. That means you will have your lazy moments as you rest in your hammock (if you have one) or relax by the pool, and if you are lucky enough to live near a beach, you will kick back and settle there. And when you enjoy yourself relaxing, you will want to bring a good book with you to read.
My take on the best books to read this Summer
Reading is good for your mind and soul, as it keeps you entertained and is very relaxing, even if you prefer to read books with intense plots. So, let’s review the best books to read this summer based on your zodiac sign.
Aries – The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monae
Aries, you are the one who is always active and energetic, and passionate. However, even though you are like that, you are human, so you need downtime too. However, even if your body needs rest, your mind does not.
The best book to read this summer is The Memory Librarian By Janelle Monae. Many science fiction short stories involve leadership and breaking free from a totalitarian setting. The characters are powerful and full of passion and energy. You will appreciate this book.
Taurus – Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
Taurus, you may be the type that is stable and stoic, and you are pleased with relaxing and reading plenty of books, especially when your reading time fits into your routine. However, you secretly enjoy some intensity as long as you watch or read about someone else dealing with it.
That is why you will enjoy the book Booth by Karen Joy Fowler. Booth is an intense novel showing what makes villains angry as you can analyze patterns and see a potentially dangerous situation. Booth is about an American family in the 1800s that keeps enduring lousy luck while trying to survive. You can see how the story unfolds slowly.
Gemini – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Gemini, you need a lot of mental stimulation, so you love to read books, and a good one for you this summer is The Upside Of Unrequited By Becky Albertalli. It is a witty book, as you would resonate with it because that is how you are.
The story’s main character has had 26 unrequited crushes, and she will have more. And the one thing you will want to wait for at the end of the book is who she will end up with. That will keep you having the urge to read.
Cancer – Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong
Cancer, family is essential to you, and you relate very well to reading material regarding family matters. That is why the book, Kaleidoscope, is an excellent pick for you to read this summer. Even though the family story in the book is complicated, you empathize with complex family dynamics.
You can understand how there can be challenging situations between siblings, and you know how the youngest daughter in the book had to break free from her family to find her way. The book will touch your heart.
Leo – Reservation for Six by Lindsey Palmer
Leo, you love action and excitement, and you also love to have others notice you, so the type of book you want to read this summer will relate to you. That is why Reservation for Six is a good choice for you to read this summer.
The book’s main character turns 40, and when his cake arrives, he has to make an attention-grabbing announcement, which you can relate to too. After the big announcement he makes, his friendship dynamic will never be the same. The book has plenty of drama, which you love to read about.
Virgo – The Intersectional Environmentalist by Leah Thomas
Virgo, you are analytical and don’t have the time for fiction as you prefer to read a nonfiction book that will keep you stimulated and that you can analyze. On the other hand, you are intellectual and a problem-solver, so The Intersectional Environmentalist is good reading material.
In this book, the author shows how environmental injustices are more heavily impacting minorities than most would think. Not only is this book informative, but it is also one that gives you a call to action to help do something to make a difference. You are also service-oriented, which is why you would appreciate this book.
Libra – Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Libra, you are the one who loves beauty, balance and relationships are essential to you. So naturally, you likely have plenty of romance novels on your bookshelf. Why not add another one to your summer reading collection? Go and check out Weather Girl because you will love that romance novel.
A man and a woman are working together on a news team, facing a lot of arguing because of their divorced bosses. The two workers try to meddle in their bosses’ issues, but unfortunately, the meddling does not work out, and they find that the workers have chemistry between them instead. Any Libra would appreciate this book.
Scorpio – Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
Scorpio, you are intense and passionate, and the type of reading material you like would have to bring those sides out of you. That is why you will like Time Is A Mother, as it is a collection of poems that will bring out your emotional side.
These poems are intimate and renewing, and in these poems, there is a lot of loss, grief, and high emotions, as well as restoration after the author’s mother has passed. It is a book you will not want to stop reading once you start reading it.
Sagittarius – I’ll Show Myself Out by Jessi Klein
Sagittarius, you are the happy-go-lucky one, and you would love to get a good laugh. You will love to add I’ll Show Myself Out to your summer reading. The author shares her thoughts on what it is like to be a woman in the 21st century.
The book is a comedy, and it is full of her essays debunking motherhood expectations, cultural myths, mid-life stereotypes, and other common myths. The book will evoke some laughter here and there, which is why this is the perfect fit for a Sagittarius.
Capricorn – How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question By Michael Schur
Capricorn, you take everything seriously, and you, like Virgo, are known to strive for perfection. You don’t handle it well when you fail at something because you are naturally a hard worker. Yet, at the same time, logically, you know that perfection cannot be achieved because it is not realistic.
You are the one that would prefer to look at everything from a different perspective where you can find a balance between being successful and also being spiritual and living life joyfully. That is why you will want to add How To Be Perfect: The Correct Answer To Every Moral Question to your summer reading. The book is a thought-provoking philosophical nonfiction book that will help you develop different perspectives.
Aquarius – Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados
Aquarius, you enjoy your freedom and independent way of thinking while you rebel against society’s expectations. However, you also have an adventurous side, like Sagittarius. That is why you will enjoy the book Happy Hour and add that to your reading material for the summer.
Happy Hour is about two women who head to New York City to find a balance between making friends with celebrities and social media influencers and checking out the scenery. These women take on some odd jobs there, and at the same time, they make discoveries about their friendships. It is a captivating read as you may make some discoveries about your likes and dislikes and yourself as you get further into the book.
Pisces – See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Pisces, you are the romantic type, and you are also dreamy, and you would appreciate reading any fictional novel. However, the one book you will like the most is See You Yesterday, which is about how the two main characters keep living a Groundhog Day kind of situation.
They are reliving the same thing day after day. However, even though they keep reliving the same thing daily, there is a chance for them to connect better with each other, and this book can be one of the best romantic fantasies that any Pisces would appreciate.
The choices of some excellent summer reads are endless. However, if you are short on reading material this summer, you now have some recommendations based on your sun, moon, or rising sign. Therefore, get a brand-new book to enjoy so you can sit at the beach, by the pool, lie on the hammock, or even sit on your patio or front porch to read. Reading is one of the best escapes for you, and you may love the book so much that you will not be able to put it down either.