Gemini Book Recommendations

Individuals born as a Gemini are clever and witty and will tolerate nothing less when it comes to their reading material. Below are three book recommendations for Gemini’s that will feed their minds with interesting and funny information.

“I Totally Meant to Do That” by Jane Borden

A Southern girl makes her way to the “Big Apple”, and shares her funny experiences while trying to become a New Yorker.

Anyone who has ever lived in New York will certainly appreciate this collection of whimsical tales.

Although this is Jane Borden’s first book, she has made contributions to the New York Times Magazine, Time Out New York, New York Daily News and Modern Bride.

“Animal’s People” by Indra Sinha

Animal is a seventeen-year-old, street-smart boy, who spends his days spying on local officials, and his nights are spent dreaming of Nisha. He gets swept up in the world of scam artists, intrigues and plots that he is determined to turn around to work to his advantage.

His body is badly twisted and he walks with his hands and feet, instead of upright.

This is a funny, profane and an honestly written tale about an unforgettable character, wounds that don’t heal and a spirit that cannot be quenched.

“A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry

During a “State of Emergency” declared by the Indian Government, four strangers are forced to share a tiny apartment and their fears regarding an unstable future.

Follow these characters (a student, a widow, and two tailors), as they move from distrust of each other to a special bond of friendship during unfriendly circumstances.

“Life of Pi” by Yann Martel

Pi Patel is a boy of sixteen who learned of animal behavior from his father – the zookeeper.

The zoo, unfortunately, is closing and the animals need to be transported and relocated to a new home. Halfway through the book, the ship – bound for Canada – sinks leaving Pi on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, a wounded zebra and a large Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

After a battle of the fittest end, Pi is alone with a 450-pound tiger, and the remainder of the book describes how they survive together, in close quarters, for over 225 days.

At the conclusion of this read, you will have a better understanding of the animal kingdom – including the species of mankind.

“A Breath of Fresh Air” by Amulya Malladi

Anjali married for the second time. Her ailing sons’ health has her in constant worry, but when her first husband shows up – negative feelings of her past bubble to the surface and affect everyone around her.

This book is full of accurate insights to Indian psychology and culture, with a focus on how a woman balances life and makes beneficial choices while wearing the “hats” of wife, ex-wife, mother and working woman

Final Word

Gemini’s are usually not “fluff” readers, their reading material of choice needs to have substance wrapped in truth and then wrapped in humor.

Taurus Book Recommendations

The “Bull” appreciates a novel that focuses on perseverance, as it is something that they can truly relate to. Some book recommendations for Taurus are listed below.

“Sorry” by Gail Jones

Set in the Australian outback, “Sorry” is a novel that is beautifully written about horrible events that take place within a dysfunctional family.

Perdita’s distant and seemly uncaring father is murdered, and this book focuses on how Perdita, her friend Mary, her mother, and the neighbor boy, who is a deaf mute, cope as they live in a depressed area. The children are carefree as they play outside and find happiness with each other until one of them confesses to the murder of Perdita’s father.

Stella, Perdita’s mother, is mentally challenged and finds peace within the works of Shakespeare. Eventually, her disease leaves her incapable to care for herself or the children and she is taken to a health care facility.

“Beneath the Lion’s Gaze” by Maaza Mengiste

This is a tale that will pull at your heartstrings, as the author draws you into a story about loyalty and betrayals, regarding a father and his two sons.

The father (Hailu) is sent to jail and one of the sons (Dawit) joins a secret resistance group (which is a decision leads to more bloodshed across all of Ethiopia).

How far will you go in the pursuit of freedom? Start turning the pages and find out the lengths that these characters will go, and the price they are willing to pay for the pursuit of Peace and Freedom.

“The Boy Next Door” by Irene Sabatini

The neighbors are burned to death and their stepson, Ian, is the prime suspect, but authorities released him shortly after questioning. Lindiwe Bishop and Ian become friends but are split apart by circumstances beyond their control.

Years later, Ian returns to Zimbabwe – finds his childhood friend and discovers a secret. This is a powerful and moving story about two individuals that find each other (and discover self-awareness), even in the face of national upheaval.

“Agaat” by Marlene Van Niekerk

Now elderly, Milla, a white farmer in South Africa, retells her life and her unique and longstanding relationship with Agaat (her black maid servant). This story is about family, love, and loyalty.

Another great novel by this author is titled “Triomf”.

“Mukiwa” by Peter Godwin

Follow the war through young, innocent eyes, as we follow this personal journey of a boy growing into a man and returning to his homeland. This compelling adventure has spots of humor that are peppered throughout the pages of this intense story.

Final Word

Individuals born as Taurus have a loyal and determined personality, and they enjoy reading about people and situations that defy all obstacles. Where perseverance will pay off in the end and will leave them with a positive feeling, and reinforce their determination to keep pushing forward in life.

Aries Book Recommendations

Individuals born as an Aries enjoy a good battle settling on their books of choice, and something that is filled with thrilling suspense, from beginning to end, usually fits the bill. Today, we have the three book recommendations for Aries that we believe would be enjoyable reads.

“Conquistador” by Esmeralda Santiago

Set in the 1830’s, this book follows a young Spanish women’s journey from an aristocratic debutant to a female conquistador. Ana marries at the tender age of eighteen and finds her perfect life turned upside down as the Civil War breaks out. Through the pages, we follow Ana as she journeys to Puerto Rico, and what awaits the newly married couple in the form of hardships and joys. Most importantly, read how Ana makes her dreams become reality and learn how she adjusts in times of crisis.

This epic story is full of adventure, history and is perfect for any Aries.

Esmeralda Santiago also wrote the best-selling memoir entitled “When I was Puerto Rican”.

“The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico” by Sarah McCoy

This book begins early in the year of 1961 and is set in a quiet mountain town in Puerto Rico. This coming of age story follows 11-year-old Verdita for 18 months, and how she handles disappointment, breaking free from the safety of family ties, and the tight hold she has of the dream of experiencing the United States.

If you don’t understand a few words in Spanish, this book may become frustrating. But as the first published book of Sarah McCoy, she offers us a charming read about reaching for your dreams regardless of obstacles that may get in your way.

Sarah McCoy’s personal experiences with Puerto Rico and detailed writing skills leaves the reader “feeling” the breeze from the ocean, “tasting” the rum, and “smelling” the citrus from sour oranges.

Not only is this a perfect read and a great gift for Aries, but also a great choice for a book club discussion.

“Lil Mama’s Rules” by Sheneska Jackson

On the outside, Madison Maguire seems to “have it all” – she is savvy, smart, beautiful and single. She plays by the rules, especially when it comes to dating, and avoids “fakes”, “old flames” and “deadbeats”, but the rules change dramatically when “Mr. Right” enters the picture.

Sheneska Jackson approaches contemporary relationships from a different angle. Within the pages of this book, she will have you laughing, crying and most of all – thinking.

Other bestsellers by Sheneska Jackson are “Caught Up in the Rapture” and “Blessings”

Final Word

Some people may say that individuals born under the horoscope sign of Aries the Ram are too pre-occupied with socializing than to relax with a good book. But, if a book, like any of the 3 book recommendations for Aries we have mentioned above, offers a suspenseful and thought provoking spun tale, then Aries individuals will slow down long enough to spend the time exploring the new world, between the pages of a novel.