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2022 Literary Horoscopes

2022 Literary Horoscopes

Are you on the lookout for new books to get lost in this year? Let the stars guide your reading with these YA titles that correspond to the 12 signs of the zodiac. You can check out the recommended book for your sun sign or treat this list as a year-long reading challenge!


January 20 – February 18

Element: Air

Common traits: humanitarian, charismatic, innovative, avant-garde

Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Iph is furious when she learns that her father has sent her younger brother, Orr, to a wilderness boot camp for the summer. After running away, Iph meets George, who helps her hatch a plan to find Orr. Meanwhile, Orr escapes the camp and is taken in by a punk band called The Furies. During their time apart, Iph and Orr discover who they are as individuals and learn that they must quickly reunite to prevent their family from falling apart.



February 19 – March 19

Element: Water

Common traits: Sensitive, spiritual, imaginative, sympathetic

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

Paheli was once sold by her mother and saved by a boy named Taraana who gave her a box of stars that allowed her to enter a magical place called the Between. With her new abilities, Paheli frees girls, the Wild Ones, from the wrongful suffering they have endured. When she learns that Taraana is being chased by powerful forces in the Between, Paheli worries how long she and the Wild Ones will be safe.



March 20 – April 18

Element: Fire

Common traits: Ambitious, passionate, outspoken, a natural leader

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

Petra Peña is the only human who remembers life on Earth. She and her family are among the lucky few who were selected to travel to a new planet, but when she awakens hundreds of years later, Petra learns that a sinister group, the Collective, has erased all memories of Earth from the minds of those around her. To restore those memories, Petra must stand up to the Collective and share the stories of the past.



April 19 – May 20

Element: Earth

Common traits: Loyal, gifted in the arts, dependable, a lover of food and other comforts

Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma 

Radha is a talented Kathak dancer who has vowed to quit performing. Jai is the captain of his school’s Bollywood dance team. When the two meet, Jai discovers that Radha is exactly what he and his team need to perfect their skills and win the regional dance competition. Together, Radha and Jai learn how to navigate their relationships with dance, mental health, and their families.



May 21 – June 20

Element: Air

Common traits: Playful, intelligent, quick-witted, spontaneous

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodie Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

In this historical and humorous reimagining of Renaissance France, Queen Mary of Scotland is a shapeshifting mouse who is betrothed to the future king, Francis. Unfortunately, the kingdom doesn’t take kindly to shapeshifters. When the king suddenly and suspiciously dies, Mary and Francis find themselves in the middle of a conspiratorial court. How long can Mary keep her secret before it is exposed?



June 21 – July 22

Element: Water

Common traits: Intuitive, determined, loyal, has strong family ties

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Alex has a special ability–one that he feels is a curse–that allows him to see into the future every time he touches someone or something. One day, Alex touches a photo of his younger brother Isaiah, who he has always tried to protect, and witnesses his death. Alex must face his anxieties and deal with past and future grief while working tirelessly to prevent Isaiah from dying.



July 23 – August 22

Element: Fire

Common traits: Dramatic, outgoing, humorous, busybody

Darling by K. Ancrum

In this modern reimagining of Peter Pan, Wendy Darling is a teenager who has just moved to Chicago with her parents. One night, a mysterious boy named Peter invites her to a party, and a series of wild adventures involving a punk girl named Tinkerbelle, a rag-tag group of Lost Boys, and Detective Hook ensue. 



August 23 – September 22

Element: Earth

Common traits: Practical, organized, analytical, engaging

Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin

Zoe Rosenthal has her whole future clearly outlined. She avoids taking unnecessary risks. But when she learns that her favorite television series is set to premiere its second season at Dragon Con, Zoe books a flight to Atlanta and sneaks off, despite her boyfriend’s disdain for the fandom. Can Zoe return to her serious life plan (and her perfect boyfriend), or will she need more time to geek out and pave a new path for herself?



September 23 – October 22

Element: Air

Common traits: Observant, open-minded, thoughtful, diplomatic

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie is a wallflower–observant, quiet, and a gifted writer. He tells the story of his freshman year entirely through letters, reflecting on his new friendships, first love, family life, and the recent death of his childhood friend.



October 23 – November 21

Element: Water

Common traits: Mysterious, curious, determined, resourceful

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

Nancy Luo and her friends must work together to solve the murder of Jamie Ruan, a popular classmate and Nancy’s ex-best friend, while an anonymous user called “The Proctor” spreads their darkest secrets on a school site. 



November 22 – December 21

Element: Fire

Common traits: Adventurous, optimistic, philosophical, a lover of knowledge 

A Clash of Steel by C. B. Lee

China, 1826. After discovering a tiny map hidden inside the gold pendant that once belonged to her dead father, Xiang joins Anh on a dangerous journey across the sea to find the lost treasure of the legendary Dragon Fleet–a pirate crew Xiang’s father may have been a part of.



December 22 – January 19

Element: Earth

Common traits: Responsible, dedicated, resilient, mature

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

When magic is banished from Orïsha and her mother is murdered under the orders of power-hungry rulers, Zélie, who has magic in her veins, goes on a mission to take down the monarchy and return the land to its natural, magical state.



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