Books for Gemini Season

By Kat La Mantia | May 22 2023 | BlogAdultsGeneralAll

From the bull to the twins, Taurus gives way to charming Gemini, who rules the sky from May 22 to June 21. The first mutable sign in the astrological year, Gemini craves change in their life. They find it impossible to sit still and stagnant as boredom catches up with them quickly. Expect your Gemini friend to always be changing their hair and updating their wardrobe to find a new style. Mercury is Gemini’s ruling planet, and their association with the quick, silver-tongued god is apt. Gemini loves to communicate, whether it’s a leisurely phone call with a friend to delivering a monologue in a play. If Gemini doesn’t have a podcast of their own already, they’re definitely dreaming of starting one. An air sign, Gemini is highly adaptable, sometimes veering into the unpredictable and inconsistent. They’re great at rolling with the punches, but can struggle with seeing a project through to the end. Symbolized by the image of the twins, there’s an inherent duality to Gemini, often manifesting in a polished and charming social personality masking a tumultuous inner world.

Gemini will love shorter reads–poetry, graphic novels, and short story or essay collections are golden. Sharp, witty Gemini will enjoy books with a similar tone of voice, and will especially be drawn to books with lots of dialogue or a gossip-y vibe. Our picks for Gemini this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Prince and Marilyn Monroe, books that honor their zodiac element of air, books all about communication and storytelling, and authors with strong, iconic voices.

Baby Astrology: Dear Little Gemini
Discover what makes every Gemini baby special! This perfect book for your little star is part of a gorgeous and 100% giftable 12-book astrology board book series that shares gentle thoughts about the characteristics of a child born under each star sign.
$7.99 US
Apr 28, 2020
6 x 6
Board Book
26 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

Marilyn Monroe: The Last Interview
and Other Conversations
"I'm so many people. They shock me sometimes. I wish I was just me!" --Marilyn Monroe
$16.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
128 Pages
Melville House

The Beautiful Ones
The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death
$30.00 US
Oct 29, 2019
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
288 Pages
One World

Air Volume 1
A new edition of the first of four thrilling volumes in this mind-bending, Eisner-nominated science fiction mystery graphic novel series! Acrophobic flight attendant Blythe has just fallen for a mysterious traveler—who may or may not be a terrorist—and she's about to embark on the strangest journey of her life.
$19.99 US
Nov 15, 2022
6-5/8 x 10-3/16
144 Pages
Berger Books

Painting Skies in Pastel
Creating dramatic clouds and atmospheric skyscapes
Learn how to use pastels to care skies filled with mood, atmosphere and drama.
$23.95 US
Sep 19, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
128 Pages
Search Press

Quietly Hostile
A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR • A hilarious new essay collection from #1 New York Times bestselling unabashed fan-favorite Samantha Irby invites us to share in the gory particulars of her real life, all that festers behind the glitter and glam.
$17.00 US
May 16, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
304 Pages

Happy Place
A couple who broke up months ago make a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.
$27.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
6 x 9
400 Pages

The Vanishing Half
A Novel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! The #1 New York Times bestseller with over 1 million copies sold, "a story of absolute, universal timelessness" (Entertainment Weekly), now in paperback for the first time.
$18.00 US
Feb 01, 2022
5-1/8 x 8
400 Pages
Riverhead Books

Never Trust a Gemini
Cat Phillips has her head in the stars, but her romantic fantasies may ruin her shot at real-life love in this sweet and funny lesbian story.It’s Libra Season, and Cat Phillips is ready to run headfirst into love. The only problem is that her crush is on her best friend, Alison Bridgewater, who is more interested in chatting with boys. Maybe Cat should take this as a sign to get over Alison, even if that means dating the musically challenged Jamie Owusu. After all, a new boyfriend is the best cleanse, at least according to Cat’s friends. Unfortunately, having a boyfriend is a lot harder than Cat expected. And then Morgan Delaney swoops in with her green glasses, enigmatic smile, and talent for teasing Cat in ways that make her feel überlicious. But Morgan is a Gemini, and there’s no way that’s in Cat’s horoscope. Will Cat finally get the girl of her dreams? Or is there a chance there’s more to life than Alison Bridgewater? The stars align for the cast of this energetic romp full of comedic misunderstandings and sparkling language.
$19.99 US
May 09, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
320 Pages
Walker Books US
Age 12 and up

Races and Trails Around the World
Inspirational travel book covering the most incredible runs around the globe, from must-do marathons to laid-back 5 kms round the park...
$35.00 US
Apr 25, 2023
8-3/8 x 10-1/16
224 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

The Portable Dorothy Parker
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors. In this new twenty-first-century edition, devoted admirers will be sure to find their favorite verse and stories. But a variety of fresh material has also been added to create a fuller, more authentic picture of her life's work. At the heart of her serious work lie her political writings dealing with race, labor, and international politics. "A Dorothy Parker Sampler" blends the sublime and the silly with the terrifying, a sort of tasting menu of verse, stories, essays, political journalism, a speech on writing, plus a catchy off-the-cuff rhyme she never thought to write down. The introduction of two new sections is intended to provide the richest possible sense of Parker herself. "Self-Portrait" reprints an interview she did in 1956 with The Paris Review, part of a famed ongoing series of conversations ("Writers at Work") conducted with the best of twentieth-century writers. "Letters: 1905-1962," which might be subtitled "Mrs. Parker Completely Uncensored," presents correspondence written over the period of a half century, beginning in 1905 when twelve-year-old Dottie wrote her father during a summer vacation on Long Island, and concluding with a 1962 missive from Hollywood describing her fondness for Marilyn Monroe. Features an introduction by Marion Meade and cover illustrations by renowned graphic artist Seth, creator of the comic series Palooka-ville  For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. 
$24.00 US
Mar 28, 2006
5-5/8 x 8-7/16
656 Pages
Penguin Classics

Sunset Gun
Now available as a stand-alone edition, the famous humorist’s second collection of poetry ranges from lighthearted self-deprecation to gleefully acid-tongued satire and dark comedy.
$10.00 US
Jan 02, 2024
5-3/16 x 8
96 Pages

A Guide to Midwestern Conversation
Learn (and love) the language of the landlocked in this bitingly funny illustrated guide to the common phrases and sentiments of the American Heartland, from the author of the McSweeney’s series “A Guide to Midwestern Conversation.”
$16.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
6 x 8
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Moth Presents: A Game of Storytelling
From the storytelling experts at The Moth, an interactive card deck that uses true stories to encourage lively conversations, spark creativity, and improve your public speaking abilities.
$17.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
5-1/2 x 3-15/16
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Poetry as Spellcasting
Poems, Essays, and Prompts for Manifesting Liberation and Reclaiming Power
Poems, essays, and prompts to sing a new world into being--Queer & BIPOC perspectives on poetry as an insurgent ritual for manifesting liberation and reclaiming power.
$16.95 US
May 16, 2023
6 x 9
208 Pages
North Atlantic Books

Tiny Beautiful Things (10th Anniversary Edition)
Advice from Dear Sugar
An anniversary edition of the bestselling collection of "Dear Sugar" advice columns—featuring a new preface and six additional columns. Soon to be a Hulu Original series.
$17.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-3/16 x 8
400 Pages

Little Poems
From Sappho and Li Bai to Sandra Cisneros and Ocean Vuong: a pocket-sized treasury of tiny, jewel-like poems from around the world and through the ages
$18.00 US
Mar 14, 2023
4-1/8 x 6-1/4
256 Pages
Everyman's Library

Permission to Speak
How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You
Use your voice to lead us to a better future with this game-changing guide to redefining what power and authority sound like—from a speech expert who’s worked with Hollywood’s biggest stars, political powerhouses, and businesspeople shaking up the status quo.
$28.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
288 Pages

Joy of Agility
How to Solve Problems and Succeed Sooner
Agility enables you, your team, and your organization to streamline slow and awkward actions, overcome obstacles quickly, and adapt to change with ease and grace.
$32.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
6 x 9
288 Pages
Matt Holt

Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You
A Creativity Journal
Following the immense success of Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You comes an inspirational journal for creativity.
$12.95 US
Oct 13, 2015
4-1/2 x 5-3/4
368 Pages
Potter Style