Aquarius: The Bookstrologist Recommends

Astrology is having a moment. Humans have been consulting the stars for thousands of years, but recently interest in the zodiac has grown, and suddenly it seems that people are discussing natal charts on park benches and at bars. Some recent books by popular astrologists have piqued interest as well. If you're a fan, we recommend you pick up Los Angeles-based Chani Nicholas' You Were Born For This: Astrology For Radical Self-Acceptance, an accessible, life-affirming introduction to astrology, or try Astro Poets, which is modeled after Linda Goodman's Sun Signs and written by Alex Dimitrov and Dorthea Lasky, who are behind the very popular and entertaining Twitter account of the same name.

Librarians want in on the trend, too. We're here to offer reading recommendations based on your astrological sign throughout the year. Aquarius, you're first. 

You're an original and have a reputation for independence. You may find affinity with Elizabeth Gilbert, who sets out on a singular journey of self-discovery across Italy, India and Bali after walking away from a successful career and a failed marriage in her memoir Eat, Pray, Love.

You're an idealist and humanitarian concerned about the welfare of others. Stories about social justice warriors definitely float your boat. There's no doubt you'll be inspired by Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who has worked tirelessly fighting racial discrimination in the criminal justice system; we recommend you pick up Just Mercy.

Having a reputation for unconventional thinking allows you to be open to experimental fiction and fantasy. We suggest picking up George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo and The Deep by Rivers Solomon.

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