Taurus: The Bookstrologist Recommends

It's that time of year when we recommend books for you, Taurus!

Bulls are known for being dependable, tasteful and trustworthy, and one famous bull that truly embodies these qualities is Queen Elizabeth. We recommend getting to know this royal Taurean a bit better and picking up the biography Elizabeth the Queen.

 

You appreciate high quality and beauty, and it's not unusual for you to seek out luxury. You'll find a lot to admire in an alluring history of an iconic jewelry dynasty in The Cartiers.

 

You value rich sensory experiences: smell, sight, sound, touch and certainly taste. Therefore, we recommend the newest cookbook from the popular New York Times food writer Melissa Clark, Dinner in French, which will help you put a rather elevated weekday meal on the table using classic French techniques.

 

Determined and resolute, bulls have great stamina. You'll appreciate Grit by Angela Duckworth about how persistence and passion have an edge over genius in leading to success.

 

Taureans have a reputation as loyal and constant friends. If you have a strong friendship with someone, it's probably for life. You'll stick by them through good and bad. Pick up Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, a book about friendship that you'll appreciate. A group of lifelong friends set out to save a mother-daughter relationship in this funny, moving novel set in the South.

 

Considering your love of beauty, we think Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch will appeal to you. It's the story of a boy who's life is upended when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the chaos, he steals a small painting his mother adored, The Goldfinch. What unfolds is a coming-of-age story as well as the story of a painting, which takes on a life of its own, offering a bewitching, slow burning meditation on beauty that Taureans will savor.

 
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