06 Jan 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
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
Common traits: Sensitive, spiritual, imaginative, sympathetic
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
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
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
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
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
Common traits: Dramatic, outgoing, humorous, busybody
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
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
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
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
Common traits: Adventurous, optimistic, philosophical, a lover of knowledge
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
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.
Astrology information from Astrology for Dummies by Rae Orion.