5 Book Recommendations for Aquarius Readers

Posted by Marie on January 22, 2018


Those born from Jan 21 - Feb 20 under the eleventh astrological sign are said to be thinkers, adventurers, and innovators. So what do the stars have in store for our Aquarius readers? Just for fun, check out these book recommendations that align with 'water bearer' traits.


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In an alternate world where Big Brother is always watching, one man fights for his autonomy within a totalitarian regime. This classic dystopian novel is the perfect read for fiercely independent Aquarians who value thinking for themselves.


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Daniel Kahneman’s groundbreaking insights into way we think make excellent brain food for the Aquarian mind. These natural problem-solvers are always on the hunt for new ideas and have the ability to consider multiple points of view.


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Aquarians prefer to walk off the beaten path and march to the beat of their own drum. Their delightful quirks and eccentric personality are magnetic and wholly unique, much like the dreamlike world of Eiji Miyake.


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A talent for being tech-savvy is also a common Aquarian trait. They would be perfectly at ease plugging into the sprawling virtual utopia of OASIS, seeking fame and fortune and solving dangerous riddles alongside Wade Watts.


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There’s a little bit of a rebellious streak with Aquarians. They don’t do well with routine and can get easily bored. While most Aquarians wouldn’t go to Tyler Durden-level extremes, they can appreciate the need to go against the grain.


Which of these are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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message 1: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Billuni I like this list, but I think a lot of GoodReads folks are concentrating on supporting women writers right now. It would be great if lists like this on the GR blog weren't exclusively male.


message 2: by Cliona (new)

Cliona Here! Here!


message 3: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta Aquarius here - sadly I've already read 1984 and the others don't interest me. Oh well.
Agreed with Kristy, a version of this list with female authors would be nice!


message 4: by Sebastian (new)

Sebastian Hetman Kristy wrote: "I like this list, but I think a lot of GoodReads folks are concentrating on supporting women writers right now. It would be great if lists like this on the GR blog weren't exclusively male."
Does it really matter who wrote it as long as it's a solid book recommendation?


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura LVD Horoscope recommendations? Really? :P


message 6: by Mary (new)

Mary Laura wrote: "Horoscope recommendations? Really? :P"
Yeah. I thought this ridiculousness was at least left in the twentieth century, if not the sixteenth.


message 7: by Nat (new)

Nat Kristy wrote: "I like this list, but I think a lot of GoodReads folks are concentrating on supporting women writers right now. It would be great if lists like this on the GR blog weren't exclusively male."

A+


message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris Laura wrote: "Horoscope recommendations? Really? :P"

Why not?


message 9: by Becka (new)

Becka Grieco I'm not an Aquarius, but this is really cool. I hope Goodreads does this for the other zodiac signs


message 10: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Spydurpoet I 1000% agree with Sebastian. I would rather have a great book recommendation than one picked based on (even partially) a person's gender (or race. or ethnicity. or religion. or sexual orientation. or preferred breakfast cereal.)

Really. Where's my eyeroll key?


message 11: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Jessica wrote: "I 1000% agree with Sebastian. I would rather have a great book recommendation than one picked based on (even partially) a person's gender (or race. or ethnicity. or religion. or sexual orientation...."

I will sign under this one too. I see no relevance who wrote the book as long as it is well-written. I certainly never pick my next read to fulfill a quota.


message 12: by Caro (new)

Caro So according to this Horoscope there are not good books by female authors for aquarius people and the post is written by a woman.... Mmmm...


message 13: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Funny - I was just thinking that my recent reading had been too MUCH female authors and I needed to get more men in the mix. I love having the diversity! And quite honestly, both genders are 100% capable of writing great books.

That said, I'm wondering why I clicked on this blog because I am not likely to drive my next reads based on a horoscope sign...


message 14: by CC (new)

CC LOL... I am not at all "concentrating on supporting women writers right now".... Really?!
I don't care about gender/sex, I care about the ideas... I read books by notorious drunks, Buddhist nuns and monks, feminists, gays (and less remarkable authors like soft-porn-historical-novel-writer Ken Follett).
Uhm... and I don't care about astrology much either.


message 15: by Radu (new)

Radu Jessica wrote: "I 1000% agree with Sebastian. I would rather have a great book recommendation than one picked based on (even partially) a person's gender (or race. or ethnicity. or religion. or sexual orientation...."

Well said Jessica! Judge on merit, not on statistics or the need to satisfy an agenda. And as always, everything (including lists) is subjective. :)


message 16: by Laura (new)

Laura Speaking as a double Aquarius, I can't say any of these books appealed to me. My reading tastes are pretty eclectic. That's probably more a trait of an Aquarian than anything else. Sorry.


message 17: by amber (new)

amber Can't say I'm very impressed with the outrage over the lack of women writers on this list, considering that the people complaining either didn't notice, or just don't care that the author list is all white.


message 18: by amber (new)

amber There damn well better be one of these lists coming for us Pisces. We are after all the sign most likely to appreciate it.


message 19: by pinkipaev (new)

pinkipaev Kristy wrote: ""
truly magical how you managed to puke up smth way dumber than that list above


message 20: by Jazmin (new)

Jazmin  Hunt Why do people always have to make a big deal out of nothing? It doesn't matter that the books on this list just happens to be from primarily male. If you want to find books from females writers, and at that non white, by all means look for them. Just please take your 'outrage' somewhere else!


message 21: by Kim (new)

Kim amber wrote: "Can't say I'm very impressed with the outrage over the lack of women writers on this list, considering that the people complaining either didn't notice, or just don't care that the author list is a..."

Touché! :)


message 22: by Caro (new)

Caro Many of these books are good, I do not discuss that. I am not even an Aquarius and do not take this serious but more as another way to see recommendations. Nevertheless I was expecting a little bit more diversity, either by adding a couple of women to the mix or diverse authors. Instead is the same old ones... Maybe I had too high expectations for Goodreads blog.


message 23: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta *sees more outrage about people asking for female-written recommendations than there is "outrage" from people asking for female-written recommendations*


message 24: by Olga (new)

Olga Kristy wrote: "I like this list, but I think a lot of GoodReads folks are concentrating on supporting women writers right now. It would be great if lists like this on the GR blog weren't exclusively male."

so they should force a female writer just so it's not only male writers?


message 25: by Mel (new)

Mel Cendaquenta wrote: "*sees more outrage about people asking for female-written recommendations than there is "outrage" from people asking for female-written recommendations*"

Exactly.


message 26: by Scott (new)

Scott McD Kristy wrote: "I like this list, but I think a lot of GoodReads folks are concentrating on supporting women writers right now. It would be great if lists like this on the GR blog weren't exclusively male."

Sebastian wrote: "Does it really matter who wrote it as long as it's a solid book recommendation?"

I am with Sebastian, does it really matter? I'll be glad when we don't look at the gender, race, or other such irrelevant information in determining the quality of a book. If it is a good book, its a good book. (And I do not mean it is completely irrelevant -so please no hate comments) BTW, I did not notice the authors' gender till reading the comments. And no offense ladies.


message 27: by Donna (last edited Feb 06, 2018 03:39PM) (new)

Donna amber wrote: "Can't say I'm very impressed with the outrage over the lack of women writers on this list, considering that the people complaining either didn't notice, or just don't care that the author list is a..."

Again who cares? If it was a book about being a Latino gang member in the 80s, then I'd probably care for authenticity. Seriously, who decides to read a book based on the author's race or sex? If that's how you pick books then are you missing some awesome books.

I want good writing. I don't care what race or sex the person is as long as they can take me to where the story leads.


message 28: by Scott (new)

Scott McD Donna wrote: "I want a good writing. I don't care what race or sex the person is as long as they can take me to where the story leads."

Well said Donna! I don't care if the author has three heads!


message 29: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta (oh goodness here we go again)

I think there's a big difference between picking a book just because the author fits into a demographic, and simply wanting to read books from a range of authors of many different races, genders, nationalities, backgrounds etcetera. Variety is the spice of life!


message 30: by Daphne (new)

Daphne Barfield I must have missed the list for Capricorns. Where can I find it?


message 31: by Donna (new)

Donna Seriously? If you pick your reading material by gender then shame on you! Diversity-whether by gender, race or other astrological signs-is what makes life interesting. This mind-set is what is fueling some of our major issues today. Oh, and yes I’m an Aquarian.
Donna B


message 32: by Chris (new)

Chris Andrea wrote: "Jessica wrote: "I 1000% agree with Sebastian. I would rather have a great book recommendation than one picked based on (even partially) a person's gender (or race. or ethnicity. or religion. or sex..."
Who cares what the sex of the author is !!


message 33: by Kiena (new)

Kiena Keep making novelty recommendation lists, they're fun. Please, don't add token (insert adjective) authors to your novelty recommendations lists. If readers want to find (insert adjective) authors let them search for (insert adjective) author recommendation lists.


message 34: by Ellen (new)

Ellen It would be better than nice if the gender of the author didn't matter.


message 35: by Dorian (new)

Dorian For those commenting negatively about astrology, I am pretty certain they have no real information to back up there preconceived opinion. As Isaac Newton has been quoted as saying "I have studied the subject sir, you have not." So I'd like to add one more book - by a woman, albeit white. The book is called "The Bowl of Heaven", the author is Evangeline Adams, born under the sign of Aquarius and related to two presidents. Probably written somewhere around a hundred years ago, it's still an excellent explanation of what astrology is from the woman who made it legal in New York City, after reading the chart of the Judge's son when she had been arrested for "fortune telling".


message 36: by pinkipaev (new)

pinkipaev stfu


message 37: by Jan2javmom (new)

Jan2javmom I already read 1984 and the others on the list does not interest me. I actually feel quite insulted that I got recommendations according to my birth sign.


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