What Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Should You Read Based on Your Zodiac Sign?
You need a new book to read.
You also have a birthday.
Let’s combine these two things into one with a list of awesome science fiction and fantasy books I think you might enjoy based on your Zodiac sign.
AS A NOTE: I know that not every person born at the same time of year is gonna innately have the same taste in books lol. If you’re not an Astrology fan, you can just take a look at the traits I list for each sign and the reasons why I think those traits align with the book I’ve recommended!
And, honestly, I think every book on this list is a total banger, so, if you’re a fantasy/sci fi fan, you should just read all of them.
OKAY, let’s dive in!
Aries: Among Thieves
Aries are often thought of as aggressive or combative, but that’s not necessarily the case. In reality, this sign is associated with energetic, action-oriented people who have a big sense of adventure! On the flip side, this sign has a tendency to get bored easily. My Aries readers need a book that will grab their attention and not let go—no room for pretty prose or lengthy descriptions, just a plot that races forward.
As a result, I’m recommending a fast-paced, action-packed read that never takes the foot off the gas. Among Thieves by… well, me, features a cast of thieves on a heist to steal a magical artifact… but every thief is secretly planning their own betrayal. Aries readers can go on an adventure with the characters as they sail the seas to steal from the most powerful man in their world… or die trying.
Taurus: Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Ahh, Taurus, the sign of stubbornness. Generally, Tauruses are known to be devoted and committed. They’re associated with perseverance and tend to seek comfort and warmth. I think for this sign, reading is something that is luxurious and a “treat yourself” kind of activity. Like, I can picture my Taurus readers curling up with a cup of tea and a blanket to read.
My recommendation for Taurus is Sue Lynn Tan’s Daughter of the Moon Goddess. Based on a Chinese legend, this story follows a young woman on a quest to free her mother—the Moon Goddess—from her imprisonment by the gods. The story is beautiful, the prose artful, and the imagery luxurious.
Gemini: Jade City
Geminis are often stereotyped as “two-faced,” but we all know that’s not really it. Geminis are just curious souls! This sign is associated with people who crave a healthy dose of intellectual stimulation in their conversations and lives in general.
Geminis are sharp and pick up on things quickly, meaning they can follow fast-paced stories without getting stressed out. As a result, I’m recommending Fonda Lee’s Jade City to this sign. This book follows a Godfather-esque family empire as they war with another powerful family in a world where jade gives the wearer magic… for a price. There’s a lot of action to follow and fast-paced twists and turns that will keep your brain humming.
Cancer: Hall of Smoke
Ahh, Cancers. This sign is often thought of as the “cry-babies” of the Zodiac (sorry, Cancers), but really, Cancers are just emotionally invested. This sign tends to be very intuitive, picking up on small signals, and, yes, they can be more on the sensitive side. Cancers also tend to have a strong response to, or connection with, nature.
Cancer readers might enjoy H. M. Long’s Hall of Smoke. This story is set in the wilds of a Norse-inspired fantasy world and follows a rogue priestess as she encounters gods and men, trying to earn back the favor of her patron goddess. The story is filled with beauty and tragedy, and the close first-person POV lets readers connect deeply with the narrator and her struggles.
Leo: Combat Codes
If there’s one thing Leos are best known for, it's their confidence. This sign tends to be outgoing and the life of the party. These fun, expressive people are often also ambitious, loyal, and incredibly protective of their friends and loved ones.
This was a tough one, but I’m recommending Alexander Darwin’s The Combat Codes for my Leo readers. This book features a grizzled old man working to save a mysteriously kickass young boy from the fighting rings in the slums and elevate him to train at the fighting academy of the elite. There’s darkness to the story, but it’s ultimately a really fun read full of action and heart.
Virgo: A Master of Djinn
Virgos are often thought of as uptight and a little finicky. NO PRESSURE, I’ll find a book for you, I promise. This sign is associated with really logical thought processes and attention to detail. Virgos also tend to be creative, and they love feeling needed. Being helpful is incredibly important to Virgos.
Let’s give you a mystery to solve as you read, then! I’m recommending P. Djeli Clark’s A Master of Djinn for my Virgo friends. This story reads much like a crime procedural and takes place in a steampunk alternate-history fantasy Cairo. The main character is a detective trying to solve a grisly, supernatural crime before it’s too late.
Libra: Legends and Lattes
Libras are known for their peaceful tendencies. Generally speaking, this sign values balance and harmony. Libras tend to be sociable and a little conflict-averse. These charming folks also value integrity and honesty in their lives even more than the average person might.
I think Libra readers would enjoy Travis Baldree’s Legends and Lattes. This cozy fantasy lives up to all of its online hype. The story features an orc mercenary who retires from her violent career to open a quiet coffee shop in a quieter village. The story features good people doing good things for one another and feels like reading a hug.
Scorpio: The Last Watch
Scorpio is another sign that tends to get a bad rap! Often thought of as destructive, combative, and secretive, Scorpios are actually just big thinkers. They don’t shy away from conflict, that’s true… but they’re also just really introspective and enjoy parsing out the layers of a good mystery.
I think Scorpios would enjoy J. S. Dewes’s space opera, The Last Watch. The story follows a group of soldiers stationed at the edge of the universe to keep watch for aliens coming to attack from across the edge, called the Divide. They end up encountering a far deadlier danger out there in the far recesses of space. I think Scorpio readers will enjoy the fast-paced, nail-biting action as well as the mystery that beats at the heart of this story.
Sagittarius: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Sagittarius is a sign associated with some very contradicting traits. They are often associated with a childlike sense of wonder as well as a “wise-beyond-their-years” kind of energy. This sign craves new experiences and soaks up new ideas like a sponge. Thanks to their sensitivity, Sagittariuses tend to be both loving and independent.
I think Sagittarius readers would enjoy Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. This story follows a crew of humans and aliens on a long space journey. The plot in this book takes a severe backseat to the characters—and I mean that in the best way possible. I once heard the book described as being about “people caring about each other in space,” and I couldn’t agree more. It’s beautiful, fun, and lighthearted all at the same time.
Capricorn: The Shadow of What Was Lost
Ahh, my high-achieving Capricorns. This sign tends to be organized and disciplined and, at their worst, a bit prideful about those things. Though they can definitely have fun, they are the workhorses of the Zodiac and tend to be more serious in nature and have incredibly high standards.
I think Capricorn fantasy fans will adore James Islington’s The Shadow of What Was Lost. This incredibly intricate fantasy world and plot will stand up to even the strongest reader scrutiny. The tale follows a boy chock-full of forbidden magic as he gets dragged into a war against an ancient, powerful force. It’s a bit of a chunky read, at over seven hundred pages… but I’m sure my Capricorn readers won’t mind.
Technically, I could recommend every book on this list to Aquariuses, because I’m an Aquarius. Known to be a bit eccentric, people of this sign tend to be a little detached from reality at times and love sinking into abstract thought. Aquariuses are artistic and can care deeply about humanitarian issues, even if showing emotion isn’t their strong suit.
I’m recommending Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi to my Aquarius readers. This book is a surrealist playground of fascinating concepts, beautiful worldbuilding, and introspective character work. The story follows a man named Piranesi who lives in a strange, seemingly endless house, though he can’t remember how he got there. As he explores the infinite rooms of the house, he begins to uncover a mystery he never expected.
Pisces: The Witch’s Heart
Last but not least, we have Pisces! Pisces are thought of as emotional and a bit sappy, but really Pisces are just sensitive and empathetic in nature. They tend to be compassionate and have a penchant for idealism. This sign is often thought of as a bit dreamy and poetic—even romantic.
I think Pisces readers would love Genevieve Gornichec’s The Witch’s Heart. The tale is a reimagining of the Norse myth of Angrboda, the Mother of Monsters and one of Loki’s wives. The prose is beautiful, and the story luxuriously paced. We follow Angrboda through many trials and tribulations, heartaches and struggles, all the way up to Ragnarok. I think Pisces readers will enjoy sinking into this old myth reimagined in an entirely new way.
Astrology and Books: What’s Not To Love?
I find Astrology fascinating and fun, and I hope you do, too! If you don’t, then I still hope you find your next favorite read in this post! You really can’t go wrong with any book on this list, in my somewhat-humble opinion.
What books would you recommend for each sign? Share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments!