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The Perfect Book Recs for Libras

September 23, 2019
Thandi Jackson

It’s Libra season, peeps! As we dive right into the cool season of fall, we have to face the facts; it’s time to put away those beach bags and bathing suits and bring out the Halloween decorations and fall scarves. Just like the looming fall air, Libras are all about being gracious but tend to be indecisive. They love balance and harmony which is exhibited by their sign of the scale. So in honor of the time of the Libra, let’s weigh in what books our harmonizing friends of the air element would be most into.

The Perfect Book Recs for Libras

1. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely


Told in alternating prospectives, this book is filled with emotion and heart as it follows two teens. Rashad, who has been falsely accused of shoplifting, the act quickly turns into something else when the cop, Paul Galluzzo, pounds his face to the ground. Then there’s Quinn, the boy who has been raised by Paul. He can’t come to terms that the man who took him in after his father’s death could be guilty of such a thing. As the town starts to take sides, the two boys are forced to face decisions and heavy consequences. The Libra will appreciate the fact that both sides of the story will be told in this story ripped straight from headlines.  


2. Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond 


Libras love harmony and we all know that food can bring harmony like nothing else. In this book there are thirteen tales from various authors that show their love for food and all of the comfort and happiness it can bring. Each tale is wrapped up in steamy deliciousness that is bounds to make your tummy rumble.  


3. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 


Elisabeth knows best of all that all sorcerers are evil. One day she wants to be the very thing that protects the kingdom from their power. Yet, when an act of sabotage ends in one of the most dangerous grimoire being released from Austermeer’s Great Library where they stay, Elisabeth is swept up in the crime and is torn from her home to face the music. The only one who seems to be able to help her is her sworn enemy, Nathaniel Thorn. As their alliance grows, Elisabeth starts to question everything she ever knew and realizes she has more power than she ever imagined. With this book, our Libra friends will be able to relate to Elisabeth as they have a very high level of intellect along with intuition. They will be able to pick up on the insight this tale inspires. 


4. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett 


This book has ALL.THE. FEELS!! In Jenn Bennett’s second novel, we follow Zorie who ends up in the terrifying situation of being stranded in the woods with no one but the boy who broke her heart. Ahh, Libras are one of the most hopeless romantics in the zodiac. They may not admit it, but they love love and this book is full of those moments that make you want to swoon. Not to mention it has dramatic moments that also will make you cringe. A Libra’s dream! 


5. Scythe by Neal Shusterman 


In this first installment to the Arc of the Scythe trilogy, we enter a world where humanity has conquered all the bad, hunger, war, and even death. The Scythe’s are the only ones who can end life. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. If you’re a Libra, you understand that balance is indeed an essential in life just as Citra and Rowan learn by realizing a perfect world comes with a heavy price. Libras also appreciate good discussion and this book definitely makes you think deeply. 


6. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott 


Did I mention Libras were romantics? Well, I’ll say it again, they love a good love story. Five Feet Apart is the ultimate love story about what people will do to get a chance at love. For Stella and Will, that mean even risking their lives just to endure each other’s company. Both diagnosed with the horrible lung disease of Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the two love birds can’t be within six feet of each other without risking high chances of infection. However, they realize CF has already taken so much from them and their young lives, they can at least take back one foot and be five feet apart.

Warning: don’t read this without tissues, trust me!! 


7. Just Wreck It All by N. Griffin 

As the Libra’s symbol is represented by a scale, Libras need balance within their lives. If you are a Libra, you thrive when there is a rhythmic balance in your daily routines. In Just Wreck It All, Bett feels she must balance out the good with the bad in putting her life’s events in a series of pluses and minuses. She figures as long as the minuses are higher, she can maybe forgive herself for the horrible thing that happened. Though life has a different plan for her, and it doesn’t involve subtraction. 

Not a Libra? Check out what books you should read based on your zodiac sign!

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