Even for the strongest non-believers, it’s hard to deny how fun astrology can be. Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t at least want to know to their horoscope for the month? We didn’t think so. Personally, we love astrology here at BookTrib, regardless if you’re a passionate Aries, a romantic Cancer, or an imaginative Libra.
Speaking of Libras, since we’re firmly in Libra territory (September 23 to October 23), and yes, we are going to pretend that NASA did NOT add a sign to the zodiac, we figured it was time to celebrate our justice-loving, peacemaking brothers and sisters.
So for all of you late September to October babies out there, here are eight books guaranteed to appeal to any Libra:
It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover (Atria Books, August 2, 2016)
Since Libras struggle with making decisions, we’re sure they can relate to Lily, a girl with a difficult past who’s at the heart of Hoover’s latest novel. As a successful adult, Lily falls for Ryle, a surgeon who hates the idea of a relationship. When her old love, Atlas comes back into her life, Lily is forced to make some major decisions about her future.
The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House, June 14, 2016)
Libras are peace-loving and also a little naïve, which can sometimes lead them into sticky situations. That’s also the premise for Cline’s buzzed about novel, which focuses on Evie Boyd, a lonely and lost young girl who gets caught up in the idealism and eventual violence of a Mansonesque cult in the late 1960s.
Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt and Co, September 27, 2016)
Libras work better in groups, which is also true for Kaz Brekker and his crew in Bardugo’s young adult fantasy series about a rag-tag team of criminals who assemble to pull off an unbelievable heist. This sequel to last year’s Six of Crows picks up where that novel leaves off, with Kaz and his team fighting for their lives and the fate of their entire world.
Insidious, Catherine Coulter (Gallery Books, August 9, 2016)
With a constellation of weighing scales, Libras are all about justice. The FBI agents at the heart of Coulter’s popular series can definitely relate. In their latest adventure, agents Savich and Sherlock are after a killer who’s threatening the life of powerful businesswoman Venus Rasmussen. But in true Coulter fashion, nothing about this case is quite as it seems.
What Light, Jay Asher (Razorbill, October 18, 2016)
Once Libras fully commit to a relationship they can be endlessly loyal. Getting them to commit is another story. Regardless, that sense of loyalty is definitely a major theme in Asher’s new young adult novel. Teen Sierra falls hard for the troubled Caleb despite his past and the disapproval surrounding their relationship. With everyone fighting against them, can these two overcome the past and believe in their own love?
An Angel’s Touch, Heather Graham (Kensington, September 27, 2016)
Libras tend to love hard and forever — even beyond the grave. (We’re assuming.) Don and Cathy Angel know true love. They’ve been together for years when they’re suddenly involved in a fatal car accident on Christmas Eve. Trapped between two worlds, they discover they have to perform six miracles in order to move on. Cathy is a true believer (just like a Libra!) while cynical Don is a tougher sell. Still, miracles and love are the name of the game in this heartfelt Christmas tale.
Damaged, Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press, August 16, 2016)
Justice is definitely at the heart of Scottoline’s latest Rosato & DiNunzio Novel. Ten-year-old Patrick is dyslexic and shy, and accused of attacking a school aide. Mary DiNunzio is on the case, determined to protect an innocent kid, even if that kid might not be as innocent as he seems. Since injustice is one of a Libra’s greatest pet peeves, we know this thriller will be sure to resonate.
Shopaholic to the Rescue, Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press Trade Paperback, March 8, 2016)
The shopaholic herself, Rebecca Bloomwood, is probably not a Libra. (She loves drama waaay too much!) But she does share some of the Libra traits: an attraction to quality, a charmingly social personality and a tendency to avoid conflict. In Kinsella’s latest Shopaholic novel, now out in paperback, Rebecca is on a road trip that starts with a mystery: why and how did her father disappear in Las Vegas? Expect the same trademark wit and plucky attitude that we’ve come to associate with Kinsella’s bestselling series.