Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Bestsellers by Astrological Sign

Aries likes to be where the action is, and if there aren't any thrills and chills on a particular day, the easily bored Aries can find satisfaction in a book. Smoke Screen is a must-read combining all those ingredients that symbolize the red planet: fire, heroic action, and men in uniform. There's plenty of suspense in Sandra Brown's latest novel set in the romantic Southern town of Charleston, South Carolina.

Taurus, with a faithful and strong love nature entwined with a desire for the good life, will relish The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. It's about love lost, love found, and decisions we hope we never have to make. The protagonist, Travis Parker, has everything a red-blooded Taurus could want: money, loyal friends, and a great job. As sometimes happens, it all gets turned upside-down with love in the picture, and he is forced to face a difficult choice.

For you twins who can't decide whether to walk, run, or write the great American novel, here is a book about both: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. This masterful yet guardedly private writer appeals to the Gemini need for duality. Murakami, who sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing and began running to keep fit, presents a compelling statement on the connection between writing and running.

Because Cancer's soul is so attached to the past, the haunting tale The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson will bring the reader face-to-face with one of life's deepest mysteries: past lives. In this haunting novel, a burn victim is visited by a dark-haired beauty; this intriguing visitor believes that she and the narrator were lovers in Germany around 1300 A.D. and spins tales of their passionate affair. The book will hold Cancer enthralled while planting seeds of an even deeper past to explore.

What Leo can resist the glitz of the old-fashioned circus? Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen brings to life the world of ringmasters, elephants, and sideshows. This gem of a novel also addresses the often unscrupulous practices under all the glamour of the big top. The mayhem that is part of the everyday life of the greatest show on Earth is revealed. It's a must-read for Leo, who is, after all, still a child at heart.

The loyalty-first Virgo will be singing the accolades of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This book is about an Afghan-American who returns to Kabul to learn how a childhood friend has fared during the turmoil of his native land. This tale of redemption will pluck at the heartstrings of any Virgo - or for that matter, anyone - who harbors a secret regret or feels he or she has at one time or another let down a close friend as in this case. This novel probes the question of how far we are willing to go for redemption.

Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin will appeal to Libra, the ultimate romantic of the Zodiac. Libra natives love the comfort and security of relationships but have those sometime moments when they are not quite sure whether they have made the right choice. This tale of a gal and her two loves will be compelling. The heroine has made a decision and has to come to terms with whether it was indeed the right one, and she might just help answer a few questions that all Librans hold deep in their heart of hearts.

Scorpio's well-known secretive nature, natural detecting skills, and innate talent for seeing deception when it appears have all the makings of a detective or a spy. Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva is the story of Gabriel Allon, who isn't a full-time spy, just an occasional one. He's an art restorer working intermittently for the Israeli secret service. Gabriel uncovers an arms sales plot by the Russians. Scorpio will love playing Sherlock while reading this novel.

Sagittarius is on the eternal quest for meaning in life, so Sag natives will relish The Shack by William P. Young. It tells the tragic story of a man whose daughter was abducted. He later receives a strange, handwritten invitation, apparently from God, to an isolated shack. Arriving at the shack, he wrestles with a timeless question: where is God in a world so filled with unbearable pain?

Capricorn has a rich inner life with some deep dreams, including fame. Although there are many famous Capricorn personalities, especially film stars, most of the natives of this sign are in tune with their own need for upward mobility. Tribute by Nora Roberts is the story of how difficult it is to keep a low profile. The story of a former child star who chooses obscurity but then finds herself right back in the public eye is about destiny and a great read for Capricorn.

Aquarius is the forward-thinking sign, and a post-apocalyptic world is more than just a farfetched idea to these natives. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is the story of a father and son who travel together through post-apocalyptic America, a visually stunning picture of how it looks at the end to two pilgrims on the road to nowhere. Uppermost in the mind of the father is to find a remnant of humanity in some of the survivors of this unspeakable horror for the son he will leave behind.

Pisces loves nothing better than to get lost in a novel, not necessarily a reality-based story. Living daily life is enough reality for these escape artists to handle. This is why Brunonia Barry's The Lace Reader, a book that probes the secrets of a family of women who foresee the future, will be so compelling to the sensitive and psychic Pisces. It could be that reading this novel will encourage these water babies to use their own personal inner radar and tackle a few secrets that have haunted their own families.

Source: MSN Astrology

I must be a Virgo/Aquarius when it comes to reading. The Scorpio pick doesn't fit me at all.


White Bear Girl aka Sophie Clucker said...

I found your blog through Sherry, who left a comment on ours ( What a great blog... I am going to borrow your astrology picks...Really a fun idea. I am what I like to call "Barely a Virgo" 8/ while I enjoyed Kite runner....I am leaning Leo and LOVED WATER FOR ELEPHANTS!
Great Blog, keep reading!

Sherry said...

Hey Carrin, thanks for stopping by. Does your book club rate the books you read? If so, what are some of your group's favorites?