Year of the Rooster Reader: Top Books from 'Rooster' Authors

Posted by Cybil on January 27, 2017
The Year of the Fire Rooster begins this Saturday. And as these stars align in the lunar calendar, so can your reading list with these books by authors born in the years of the Rooster.

The rooster is one of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac and in the last 100 years the Year of the Rooster includes 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and now 2017. According to Chinese astrology, people born in these years share similar traits. Roosters are (allegedly) observant, amusing, and outspoken—all traits that make for a good author.

We've rounded up some of Goodreads' most popular 'roosters' and then found their most popular book on the site. Remember, you have all year to catch up!

Books by 'Rooster' Authors Born in 1981:
The Selection
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Shiver
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Fallen
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We Need New Names
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Books by 'Rooster' Authors Born in 1969:
Last Words from Montmartre
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Me Before You
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Eat, Pray, Love
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Room
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Books by 'Rooster' Authors Born in 1957:
InuYasha: Turning Back Time
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High Fidelity
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Marley and Me
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Smilla's Sense of Snow
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Books by 'Rooster' Authors Born in 1945:
Odd Thomas
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Fences
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The Prince of Tides
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Walk Two Moons
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Books by 'Rooster' Authors Born in 1933:
The Road
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American Pastoral
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John Adams
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
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Continue your 'Year of the Rooster' reading with these novels set in China.

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message 1: by Dana Al-Basha (new)

Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا I was born in the year of the tiger.


message 2: by Anna (last edited Jan 27, 2017 03:06PM) (new)

Anna What about Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley born in 1921 or Eloise by Kay Thompson born in 1909?


message 4: by Ellen (new)

Ellen Im year of the dog (april 1994)


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Woohoo! I've read High Fidelity and Odd Thomas, and Shiver is on my TBR :)

I was born in the year of the rabbit.


message 6: by livvy.jane33 (new)

livvy.jane33 I was born in the year of the horse


message 7: by Caroline (new)

Caroline I am a rooster!!
However I am not an Author (although I would love to be).


message 8: by Kang Ying (new)

Kang Ying She I was born in the year of serpent/snake.


message 9: by Jodez (new)

Jodez Proud Rooster here! I love this post, gonna make it my mission to read a bunch of Rooster authors this year now :D


message 10: by Darlene (new)

Darlene A. McGarrity I was born in the Year of the Ox!


Elizabeth ♛Smart Girls Love Trashy Books♛ I'm an Ox....*grumbles reluctantly*


message 12: by Sunflower (new)

Sunflower im a rooster... year of me.... happy chinese new year..


message 13: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey More spotlighting of romanticized eugenics. And people are surprised that Trump won.


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