Hey Book Lover, What’s Your Sign?

July 29, 2022

Every month we share picks based on your Horoscope!

 

Many horoscope forecasts suggest this is a pleasant year for Leos who may be successfully leading a healthy balanced lifestyle and experiencing the many rewards resulting from careful planning and considerate decision making.

These reading suggestions hopefully strike a cord with how things are going for you so far this year Leo!

Leo: Those born between July 23 and August 22

Future: In Five Years: a novel / Rebecca Serle It is predicted that big decisions may need to be made this year and making good ones could be extremely rewarding!  In this New York Times bestseller, an ambitious lawyer makes some big decisions about her career and love life only to get a glimpse of the future that forces her to think twice. Five is also one of your lucky numbers this year!

Fortune: Convenience store woman / Sayaka Murata ; translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori Horoscopes suggest you love to spend money Leo!  So, spend some time with Keiko who not only loves the store she works in but builds her entire life around it to the exclusion of any other interests with the interesting result of a happy life – albeit odd!

Love:  A Single Thread / Tracy Chevalier   Astrologers forecast some good luck for single Leos looking for love.  In other words, there is a good chance you will not end up as a “surplus woman” – what single women were called after WWI when men were in short supply.  Try another of Chevalier’s fantastic historical novels about a surplus woman who discovers a longed-for feeling of community with a group of women connected in an unexpected way to the famous Winchester Cathedral.

Lucky Number: One of your lucky numbers for 2022 is the number 5


Summer is here much to the great delight of most of you born under the Cancer sign. Many horoscopes suggest this is the time of year when calm and quiet comes into your lives – enjoy! Innovation, creativity, good luck and new direction are key words that define this year for you. 

Cancer:  Those born between June 22 and July 22.

Future: Lost in September / Kathleen Winter   It is predicted that September will be a very lucky month for you!  Enjoy Canadian author Kathleen Winter’s historical and biographical story of General James Wolfe who, just as he was to go on leave to fulfill his personal passion for the arts, Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar causing September 3 to 13 to be erased from time.  Winter imagines how those 11 days might have been experienced by Wolfe, but in a very different time and place.

Fortune: What are you going through / Sigrid Nunez  Horoscopes suggest you are a very gifted listener and empathizer, which may lead you to great success should you use these skills in your work.  In this New York Times and National bestseller, Nunez’s narrator begins as a passive listener for several acquaintances who demand that their woes be heard until one of them suddenly asks for an astonishing favor.

Love: Seven days in June / Tia Williams Astrologers agree that people born under the sign of the crab thrive when they are in love!  This year coincidence, serendipity and pure chance may work in favor of your love life Cancer.  In Williams’s bestselling book, chance meetings, secret messages and unexpected appearances all lead to an offbeat romance between two people whom only a very determined fate could bring together.  Named Best Romance Book of 2021 by The Washington Post.

Lucky Number: One of your lucky numbers for 2022 is the number 9


Signs point to a year of success for you with the loving support of family, Gemini. You should have good luck in love, in fact, marriage could be in the cards! Business also looks good, but there may be more than the usual expenses, so it’s time to look at curbing those costs. One way to do that is to indulge in the fantastic free books from your local library, including the ones we’ve chosen for you below. 

Gemini:  Those who were born between May 21 and June 21.

Future: The Vacationers / Emma Straub It is predicted that family will play an important role in your life this year Gemini so enjoy this story about an extended family who go on holiday together.  With humour and emotion, Straub reminds us of the tremendous bonds that exist between family members – bonds strong enough to withstand the hurtful things we sometimes do to each other.

Fortune: Refund: stories / Karen E. Bender  This National Book Award-finalist collection of short stories has the common theme throughout of the value and worth of money….and the much more important things in life!  Horoscopes predict that you may experience more than the usual outflow of money this year Gemini but these stories will remind you that it’s only money

Love: The Love Hypothesis / Ali Hazelwood Horoscopes predict that this is a great year for your love life Gemini!  Separations may end; relationships could lead to marriage…it’s all good!!  Hazelwood creates the most unlikely successful love story in The Love Hypothesis – there is NO WAY the couple in this story should succeed in love, but guess what, they do!

Lucky Number: One of your lucky numbers for 2022 is the number 1


All signs point to a year of great adventure for you Taurus!  You will make great plans and by sticking to them will succeed in many aspects of your life.  Your career will shine all year and you are feeling ambitious – go with it, but don’t forget to get some rest now and then. 

Taurus: Those who are born between April 21 and May 20.

Future:  The Courage to be Disliked /  Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga/ You may ignore the mental and physical exhaustion that is plaguing you this year Taurus, to the peril of your health.  This Japanese bestselling book claims to relieve your mental load by unburdening your mind from external and past pressures that tend to inhibit us from living a happy life.  Told as a series of conversations between a teacher and student and based on the psychology of Alfred Adler, this book is an accessible read that will leave you feeling mentally lighter and hopeful.

Fortune:  The Swans of Fifth Avenue / Melanie Benjamin/ Based on the lives of New York aristocrat Babe Paley and author Truman Capote, this thoroughly-researched novel is a satisfying glimpse into the 1950’s world of the Upper East Side elite whose antics are more entertaining than anything a writer could possibly make up!  This is a great money year for you Taurus; enjoy the fruits of your investments by following (but maybe not too closely!) the lead of Benjamin’s characters.

Love:  Less: a novel /  Andrew Sean Greer/ In order to avoid the wedding of an ex-boyfriend, writer Arthur Less decides to attend every literary event around the world that he has been invited to.  Like you, Taurus, Arthur Less may have recently been unlucky in love, but things are definitely looking up by the end of the story.  This Pulitzer-prize winning novel is a lighthearted look at relationships, aging and romantic love that will make you laugh and look at the bright side of life’s complications.

Lucky Number: One of your lucky numbers for 2022 is the number 7

 


This is a year of spontaneous adventure, a fiery love life, innovative money-making ventures and care for your emotional well being. Be the first to dive into these great titles picked especially for you Aries. 

Aries: Those who are born between March 20 and April 21.

Future: The Humans / Matt Haig / Focusing on your emotional well-being is a priority for you this year Aries and this wonderfully funny and surprising book by Matt Haig will help with that!  When an extraterrestrial being is sent to earth he is initially horrified by our dysfunctional ways.  As he gets to know us and helps a human with his emotional distress, he realizes that we may just have a lot going for us as a species after all!

Fortune: The Farm / Joanne Ramos / You may be enticed by some out-of-the-box ways to make money this year Aries but we hope you won’t go as far as the businesswoman in The Farm.  Harvard Business School graduate, Mae Yu, comes up with the idea of a human baby farm of sorts by creating a luxurious resort (farm) where mostly nonwhite and poor immigrant women are pampered and paid well to have babies for wealthy white New Yorkers.  A dystopian, ethically complicated, and utterly absorbing novel!

Love: What the Wind Knows / Amy Harmon / A fiery love life may be in your future Aries and what could be more fiery than falling in love after time travelling back into the middle of Ireland’s battle for Independence in 1921.  If you like time travel, romance, and historical fiction you will love this book!

Number: One of your lucky numbers for 2022 is the number 2!


2022 is your year Aquarius!  Horoscope forecasters suggest that well-deserved rest, recognition and financial gain are in your future! Here are some titles that should fit your mood:

Aquarius: Those who are born between January 20 and February 18.

Future:  Where the Forest Meets the Stars / Glendy Vanderah / Like all of you hard-working Aquarius folks, bird researcher Jo Teale finds her persistence and dedication to her work leads to well-deserved positive changes in her life when a mysteriously gifted child appears at her door.

Fortune: The Summer Country / Lauren Willig / Your past efforts will lead to great rewards this year Aquarius!  In this historical novel an unexpected inheritance couldn’t happen to a more deserving heroine.  Dive into this intriguing story and escape to sunny Barbados.

Love:  Hana Khan Carries On / Uzma Jalaluddin / In this bestselling romance, ambitious Hana Khan juggles multiple career goals (sound familiar all you determined Aquarians!) while trying to resist the charms of a rival businessman in this humorous story set in Toronto.

Number: 4


Capricorn, we have just the reads to float your goat. 

Capricorn: Those who are born between December 23 and January 20.

FutureSongs for the end of the world / Saleema Nawaz | There is much in life that is beyond our control. Sometimes all we can do is stand together to try and weather the storm.

Fortune: Good and cheap / Leanne Brown | With prudent planning, you can eat well and relatively inexpensively!

Love: Saga of the swamp thing / Alan Moore | Are they a man transformed into a plant, or a plant’s impression of a man?  If it shares their memories does it make a difference to themselves or those they’ve loved?

Number: 15


This month, let loose your adventurous spirit Sagittarius.

Sagittarius: Those who are born between November 22 and December 21.

Future: Educated: a memoir / Tara Westover | A memoir that will appeal to your unshakable quest for knowledge and how this admirable quality led our heroine toward the pursuit of a brighter future.

Fortune: A woman’s fortune / Josephine Cox | Your adventurous spirit will delight in this tale of loss and rebuilding in the face of personal hardships.

Love: Lover / Taylor Swift | An album from a world-renowned Sagittarius that is sure to appeal to your passionate side.

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No need to worry about the sting of finances, Scorpio. This is your month.

Scorpio: Those who are born between October 23 and November 22.

Future: Joy At Work: Organizing your Professional Life / Kondō, Marie | It’s a good year for your profession…whatever that may be. Success is in your future but it can’t hurt to help it along.

Fortune: Easy Money: How to Simplify your Finances and Get What You Want Out of Life / Weston, Liz Pulliam | Starting in November things are going to be good for Scorpio with respect to finances.

Love: The Lost Art of Listening: how Learning to Listen can Improve Relationships / Nichols, Michael P | This is the year for Scorpio to strengthen the bond with their partner! Maybe the answer is in stillness.

Number: 9


Hey Libras, check out these titles picked just for you!

Libra: Those who are born between September 23 – October 22.

Future: The light of Venus : embracing your deeper feminine, empowering our shared future / Adam Gainsburg |​ Let your ruling planet of Venus help you to embrace your inner feminine self, thus enabling you create a better future for yourself and others.

Fortune: At the mountain’s edge / Genevieve Graham | Your inherent romantic nature will delight in this Canadian historical fiction novel set amongst the fast and furious fortunes of the Klondike Gold Rush. 

Love: Real love : the drawings for Sean / by John Lennon ; introduction by Yoko Ono ; adapted by Al Naclerio from drawings by John Lennon | All drawings and captions in this delightful children’s book were created by one of the world’s most famous Libras, for his son Sean Lennon.

Lucky Number: This month your lucky number is ​7.


Virgo, this month is all about playing to your practical side and gentle heart with these great recommendations. 

Virgo: Those who are born between August 22 and September 23.

Future: The Maidens / Alex Michaelides. Your diligence and hard work mean that your future is what you make of it.

Fortune: At the mountain’s edge / Genevieve Graham | Your inherent romantic nature will delight in this Canadian historical fiction novel set amongst the fast and furious fortunes of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Love: Amelie / Claudie Ossard. Fill your gentle heart with this subtitled French film about an introvert’s road to love.

Lucky Number: This month your lucky number is 9​


Leo, you’re the ‘mane’ event this month. Kick back, relax and sink your teeth into these great titles. 

Leo: Those who are born between July 23 and August 22.

Future: Lion/ Garth Davis  | “Study the past if you would define the future.” – Confucius.  This book made into a movie will speak to your loving and broad-minded nature.

Fortune: Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity/ Priya Basil | Your generosity increases your abundance!  You may enjoy this book on relationships nurtured through preparing food for others.

Love: A Column of Fire/ Ken Follett | Your fiery lion-heart may just be strong enough to withstand this tale of love, rebellion and revolution set in the turbulent time of Protestant Reformation.

Lucky Number: This month your lucky number is 8


Cancer, this month is all about exploring emotional depth.

Cancer: Those who are born from approximately June 22 to July 22 are born under Cancer.

Future: Ladder to the moon / Maya Soetoro-Ng ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales| Explore your empathy and compassion in this touching children’s story.

Fortune:Crab : 50 recipes with the fresh taste of the sea : from the Pacific, Atlantic & Gulf Coasts / Cynthia Nims ; photography by Jim Henkens | Like the crab seamlessly weaves between sea and shore, this book explores the many possibilities for crab existence in both emotional and material realms!

Love:The Shape of Water / Guillermo Del Toro | They say people born under Cancer have exceptional emotional intelligence – you might enjoy this film about seeing beyond the surface of people.

Lucky Number: This month your lucky number is 7


Gemini, this month is all about personal growth,  connecting with those you care about and reading great books. 

Gemini: Those who are born approximately from May 21 to June 20 are born under Gemini.

Future: After a challenging year, get ready for some fun by spending much needed time with friends and family and read Claire Lombardo’s The most fun we ever had : a novel .

Fortune: This month money is on your mind, but you can turn it into positive energy by reading The simple path to wealth : your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life 

Love:  Twin Peaks. Disc 1by David Lynch. Allow your curious nature full reign and work on your adaptability this month.

Lucky Number: This month your lucky number is 3.


Taurus, as the world prepares to open up and you make plans for travel, prosperity, and romance in the second half of 2021 remember the words of your fellow Taurus, William Shakespeare: “This above all, to thine own self be true” (Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3).

Taurus: Those who are born approximately from April 20 to May 20 are born under Taurus.

Future: Anthony Bourdain’s World Travel: An Irreverent Guide| Taurus, this book will appeal to your love of art, luxury, and physical comforts, offering suggestions on what to eat, where to stay, and the all the reasons why Bourdain found each place “enchanting and memorable.”

Fortune: Build upon your sign’s stable, earthy nature that you got you through the chaos of 2020, and read Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance as you manifest your destiny in 2021.

Love: Love Understood: The Science of Who, Why, and How We Love by Laura Mucha | Benefit from Mucha’s ten years of interviewing strangers about love and learn the science behind who, why and how we love, as you reconnect with loved ones and form new connections in the waning pandemic.

Lucky Number: The new moon on the 11th is a great day for launching new ideas, so the 11th is your lucky number.


Hey all you Aries, dive towards these great reads. You know it, but we’re saying, it’s all about balancing the head and the heart.  

Future: Your life path : life mapping tools to help you follow your heart and live your dreams, now! / Dr. Linda K. Watts | Aries, this book might just help you with planning your dreams and this is the year to do it.

Love: The Heart Principle by Hoang, Helen. | This is a great your for romance and this book let’s you know “how wrong you can be about someone, and how right they can be for you.”

Fortune:  Conscious luck: eight secrets to intentionally change your fortune / Gay Hendricks and Carol Kline | This isn’t a year to let changes just happen! Take control.

Lucky Number: the 24th is a great day for you… so your lucky number is 24​.


The pandemic’s had us all feeling like we’ve been swimming upstream for ages. Find some calm water and nibble these delectable  treats for your eyes and mind. We know you’ll be hooked!    

Future: Eat like a fish : my adventures as a fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer / Bren Smith | You will be in your element (water!) learning about ocean farming as the future of sustainable food practices. ​

Fortune: Reader, I Married Him : stories inspired by Jane Eyre / edited by Tracy Chevalier​ | This collection of short stories all inspired by the famous line in Jane Eyre will appeal to your underlying romantic nature.

Love: To build a fire​ / Chabouté ; translation by Laura Waters | Your artistic eye will delight in this graphic novel’s take on Jack London’s famous short story about braving an inhospitable landscape in search of fortune.

Lucky Number: Your lucky number today is three.


Hey all you Aquariuses, we’re flooding you with great titles to whet your reading appetites. Pour yourself a tall glass of H2O and take some well deserved time for you. Go on, immerse yourself.     

Future:  Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune / Roselle Lim | Like main character, Natalie Tan, you too will come to know the power of your determination as you transform spaces of your life to pave new paths.

Fortune: I Almost Forgot About You / Terry McMillan |  It’s never too late to switch things up in your life. Feel confident that your heart will lead you to exciting journeys ahead!

Love:  A Long Petal of the Sea / Isabel Allende; translations by Nick Caistor & Amanda Hopkinson |  Remind yourself of the growth you and your partner have had throughout the years. There is a sense of familiarity ingrained in your experience together.

Lucky Number: Your lucky number today is nine.


Capricorns, have we goat some great titles for you! Read well, all you bleating hearts out there…

Future:  Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food/ Megan Kimble | After major change, it can be beneficial to examine the accepted foundations of our lives to learn the relationship between the basic elements of our lives.

Fortune: Goat: Cooking and Eating / James Whetlor | The world can be a scary place – this is probably a good month to stay at home.

Love: So Say We All : the Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica / Mark A. Altman | Sometimes our relationships disappoint us – reinvention can reinvigorate you as you move on to bigger and better things!

Lucky Number: Your lucky number today is 48


Sagittarius don’t fret on the past, just build momentum moving forward.

Future:  You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth / Jen Sincero  |   Your growing confidence will help you harness the tools you need to be a money magician in the business world, your career and personal finances.

Fortune: The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything / Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin  |   Organizing your physical space will leave room for greater mental clarity!

Love: One Day in December / Josie Silver |  Life has a way of continuously leading people back to each other.

Lucky Number: Your lucky number today is 6.


Scorpio there may be good times ahead for you–financially speaking.

Future: The Starr Sting Scale / C. S. O’Cinneide | Things might get a little rough, but hopefully we will end the month slightly better than we began

Fortune: Wicked bugs: the louse that conquered Napoleon’s army & other diabolical insects / Amy Stewart | Small actions can have big impacts – pay attention and it might pay dividends

Love: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant / Kayte Nunn | Discovering tender letters can recontextualize the stories we tell ourselves about love

Lucky Number: Your lucky number is 1960.


Libras, it’s all about giving those around you a second chance.

Future: Gardening Vertically: 24 ideas for creating your own green walls/ Noemie Vialard and Melanie Vialard| Finding ways to make this month more green will give hope for a sustainable future.

Fortune: Life in Balance / Donna Hay | Proceed carefully and work with what you have to find your fortune.

Love: Landline / Rainbow Rowell | If you’re stuck in a romantic rut, make way for second chances at love.

Lucky Number: Your Lucky number today is 10


Virgos, take the plunge, don’t think twice, and embark on a spontaneous journey of prose.

Future: How to Fix Anything: Essential Home Repairs Anyone Can Do / Popular Mechanics |  If you can’t leave, it’s worth making sure where you are is in great shape!

Fortune: All Creatures Great and Small / Bill Sellars | These aren’t easy times – accepting and supporting the people around us can help us all make it through

Love: Solo: the Joy of Cooking for One / Signe Johansen | It’s okay to make sure you’re okay before looking after everyone else. Give yourself permission to take a little space.

Lucky Number: 10

 


This August, being a Leo is a wonderful feline, know what we mane?

Leo: Those who are born from approximately July 23 to August 22.

FutureThe Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe​ / C.S. Lewis | Seek adventure this month, don’t be afraid to look into wardrobes to find it.

Fortune: Pride of Baghdad​ / Brian K. Vaughan | Terrible circumstance offer strange opportunities.

LoveBorn Free: the full story  / Joy Adamson | Remember, if you love someone, it’s often best to set them free.​

Lucky Number: Your lucky number this month is Three

 


This July, there’s nothing crabby in Cancer’s literary stars.

Cancer: Those who are born from approximately June 22 to July 22 are born under Cancer.

Future: Transhuman / Ben Bova | This month, you may face unique challenges with unintended consequences.

Fortune: Crab: 50 recipes with the fresh taste of the sea / Cynthia Nims | Summer is a great time to explore and try something new. Take some time this month to think of all the great things you can make of yourself!

Love: Meet Cute / Helena Hunting | Love is in the air! Chance encounters prove a helpful time for self-reflection.

Lucky Number: Your Lucky number for the month is Seven