Every year, from February 18th to March 20th, the sun shifts and we enter our most creative, romantic, and introspective zodiac season of the year: Pisces season. With promises of relaxation and quiet reflection, it’s the book equivalent to reading for spiritual and personal nourishment.
With that in mind, this audiobook recommendation list celebrates the season and highlights the special qualities of each constellation of the zodiac.
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(February 19 – March 20)
Pisces are known for being sensitive, imaginative, and vulnerable people. They’re the friends you call when you need gentle guidance and a good cathartic cry session. Show your inner Pisces some love this season and listen to a book that is reflective, such as Hola Papi by John Paul Brammer, or flex your emotional awareness with Elizabeth McCracken’s An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and live somewhere between a dream and reality with The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter. It’s what Rihanna, our Queen Pisces, would want.
(March 21 – April 19)
Bold and determined Aries is a cardinal sign that leads life with blind optimism. You can usually spot an Aries by their competitiveness, love for spontaneity, and natural ability to stand out in a crowd. To channel this energetic fire sign, try listening to a humorous essay collection such as Tacky by Rax King, or give into playful prose with Fuccboi by Sean Thor Conroe, and then contemplate authenticity with Chris L. Terry’s Black Card.
(April 20 – May 20)
A classic Taurus is patient, sensuous, and a bit stubborn. Don’t confuse their laid-back demeanor as not having an intellectual or analytical side. Quite the opposite—ruled by Venus they’re innately tender and intuitive. They can deconstruct almost any feeling or idea and elevate it to higher understanding. To get in a Taurean mindset, indulge in some intense short stories such as Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz, or go on a subversive sexual journey with The Appointment by Katharina Volckmer, and shatter social expectations with Sophie Mackintosh’s Blue Ticket.
(May 21 – June 20)
If you love gossip, find a Gemini. This air sign is notorious for keeping and spilling secrets. Known as the mutable air sign of the zodiac, Geminis have their fair share of fans and haters. They exude positivity, are easily adaptable, but contain a level of mystique and that can come off as detached or bored. Resist the Gemini urge to be unreliable and explore the complexities of human relationships in Domenico Starnone’s Trust, or find your intellectual match in Hervé de Tellier’s The Anomaly, and seek insight with The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen.
(June 21 – July 22)
If you’ve ever known a Cancer, you’ve probably experienced one of the most intense platonic or romantic relationships of your life. Innately creative, effusive, and sensitive, Cancerians are like a walking poem. They know how to comfort; despite their occasional moodiness, once you become friends with a Cancer, you’re friends for life. To understand the human heart through the lens of this water sign, listen to Kyle Lucia Wu’s Win Me Something. You can also explore the depth of your emotional side with Heather Christle’s The Crying Book and become immersed in poetic prose with The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin.
(July 23 – August 22)
I would trust a Leo to make all of my life decisions. This fire sign is a natural-born leader. Look at pop icon, Jennifer Lopez. I think we can all agree that Ben Affleck is indebted to this famed female Leo for managing his life and personal brand. In addition to being charming and a bit jealous, they have a big personality with an even bigger heart. Their natural confidence and magnetic personalities usually make them the center of attention. Learn the power of social movements and self-study with Becoming Abolitionists by Derecka Purnell, or take risks with Gwen E. Kirby’s Shit Cassandra Saw. To round out your Leo experience, enjoy Danielle Evans’ powerful and thought-provoking short stories with The Office of Historical Corrections.
(August 23 – September 22)
Beyoncé is a Virgo. I could leave it at that, but this earth sign deserves all of my respect. Known for being practical and intellectually sharp, Virgos are complete perfectionists. However, their longing for everything to be done correctly and meticulously can occasionally lead to personal destruction. To calm that diligent soul, listen to a book that celebrates artistic practice like Daily Rituals: Women at Work by Mason Currey, or challenge ideas about devotion in the workplace such as Sarah Jaffe’s Work Won’t Love You Back, and then honor yourself with a beautiful testament to survival and legacy with The Tradition by Jericho Brown.
(September 23 – October 22)
A perfect day for a Libra entails lounging around while reading and taking occasional breaks to flirt. Deeply empathetic and tactful, Librans are effortless in any social setting. This works in their benefit as they love to be loved and show their affection to others. They may struggle to make decisions, but when they do, you can count on a Libra to be diplomatic. They are symbolically represented by the scales, after all. To experience immense empathy like a Libra, start by listening to Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones. To strive for Libra’s balance and clarity, listen to Josephine Rowe’s collection Here Until August and then become spellbound by Yiyun Li’s memorable short stories with Gold Boy, Emerald Girl.
(October 23 – November 21)
I am both allured and intimidated by Scorpios. Attractive and mysterious, they are one of the most profound thinkers in the zodiac. They may be known for ruling chaos and darkness, but they’re also intensely loyal and sensitive. To get more insight on this misunderstood water sign, listen to a book that seduces, such as The Ten Loves of Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami. To get into the mystical energy and existential mindset of a Scorpio, listen to SJ Sindu’s globe-spanning novel Blue-Skinned Gods before finally exploring memory and intimacy in its various forms with Jamel Brinkley’s A Lucky Man.
(November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius might be the only astrological sign that can get along with anyone in the zodiac. They’re easy going, friendly, and spontaneous. An authentic Sagittarian can make you laugh one moment and engage in a philosophical debate in another. This fire sign contains multitudes. So challenge yourself in true Sagittarian style by listening to Eimear McBride’s intricate and raw novel, Strange Hotel. You can then amuse yourself with Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown—a novel filled with Sagittarian dark humor—or view the world through R. Eric Thomas’s Here for It, a collection of essays that has zero filter, just like our favorite fire sign.
(December 22 – January 19)
Ambitious, determined, and goal-oriented, you’ve most likely encountered a Capricorn in your work career. Typically associated with structure and discipline, they’re filled with wit and wisdom. They can even be a bit mischievous once they let loose of their pragmatic urges. Dolly Parton, a perfect example of a Capricorn idol, would most likely recommend books that touch on career-oriented women such as Confident Women by Tori Telfer, or captivating novels of historical fiction such as Jane and the Year Without a Summer by Stephanie Barron, and then round it out with a humorous take on a serious topic like Michael Arceneaux’s I Don’t Want to Die Poor. Afterall, she might be known for working 9 to 5 but she’s always the light of the party.
(January 20 – February 18)
One of the most common Aquarius misconceptions is that it’s a water sign. Understandable considering “aqua” is in the prefix, but once you get to know an Aquarian, their air sign qualities become clear. Free-spirited, rebellious, and in tune with the world around them, their eccentricities are refreshing to be around. They can be overly analytical at times, but that’s only because they want what’s best for the world. To tap into your inner Aquarian, embrace the natural world with Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations, celebrate delightfully weird characters in Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body by Megan Milks, and explore radical empathy with Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You.
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