Books for Leo Season

By Kat La Mantia | July 25 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftBlog

The lion takes over from the crab, and Leo season is in full swing between July 23 – August 23! Perfectly positioned for late summer, Leo is ruled by the sun, lending Leos their characteristic friendly demeanor and drive for self-expression. Leo is a “life of the party” sign. A natural optimist, Leos have a big heart and a big personality, which grants them a bubbly ease in social situations and drives them to want to bring out the best in others. Like lions in a pride, Leos thrive off of socialization and friendships and may find their spark dimmed if faced with solitude. Luckily for Leo, their outgoing and compassionate sunny dispositions mean that any loneliness usually won’t have to be endured for very long. Overall, Leos make supportive, loyal, and loving friends and are the first ones you’ll want to call to plan any kind of party.

Much like fellow fire sign Aries, Leo has innate ambition and boundless creative energy. One of their biggest motivators in life is a desire for self-expression and to share their passions with the world. Leos work best when their days are jam-packed with activities, and they are 100% invested in converting their hobbies into full-blown side-hustles. With their passions held so close to their heart, Leo can be easily wounded by criticism. Leos are naturally drawn to leadership, but can quickly tip into being too bossy, controlling, or dominant. Proud Leo should be careful to give others enough space to shine on their own.

Leos will enjoy books about entrepreneurship, creativity, and connecting with others. For fiction, they love a strong main character, ride-or-die friends, and happy endings. Our picks for Leo this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Whitney Houston and Meghan Markle, books that honor the sun as their ruling planet, books all about boundary-breaking leaders and artists, and books that will resonate with their positive mindset and love of community and friendship.

Baby Astrology: Dear Little Leo
978-1-9848-9539-4
Discover what makes every Leo 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

A Song for You
My Life with Whitney Houston
978-1-5247-4285-0
The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.
$17.00 US
Nov 10, 2020
5-5/16 x 8
Paperback
336 Pages
Dutton

Meghan
Royal Duchess and Mother
978-1-84165-847-6
This beautifully illustrated biography of Meghan covers her early years, Hollywood career, fairytale wedding to Prince Harry, and new role as duchess and mother. This book features images of the couple's newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
$14.95 US
Aug 13, 2019
7-3/8 x 9-5/8
Hardcover
96 Pages
Pitkin

The Astrology Diary 2024
978-1-78678-757-6
This beautifully illustrated diary is back with new astrological guidance and cosmic insight to help you make the most of opportunities this year.
$22.95 US
Jul 25, 2023
8-3/10 x 5-4/5
Paperback
296 Pages
Watkins Publishing

The Good Morning Journal
Powerful Prompts and Reflections to Start Every Day
978-0-593-54128-9
An inspiring journal to help you start each day with perspective and purpose, from the bestselling authors behind Marc & Angel Hack Life.
$18.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
6 x 8
Paperback
256 Pages
TarcherPerigee

Wild Encounters
Iconic Photographs of the World's Vanishing Animals and Cultures
978-0-8478-5832-3
A collection of unparalleled wildlife photography--spanning seven continents--by one of the world's foremost photographers. From the big cats to elephants, giraffes, polar bears to orangutans and indigenous communities, this book is a must-have for nature lovers, conservationists, and anyone who is inspired by all that remains wild.
$80.00 US
Oct 25, 2016
11-1/2 x 13
Hardcover
336 Pages
Rizzoli

Under the Sun
Around the World in 21 Houses
978-0-8478-7260-2
Dreamy tropical estates curated by the most renowned interior designers and tastemakers come alive in this vibrant collection of images brimming with sumptuous style.
$65.00 US
Sep 13, 2022
8-2/5 x 12-3/5
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rizzoli

A Visible Man
A Memoir
978-0-593-29948-7
From one of fashion's most important changemakers, a memoir of breaking barriers
$30.00 US
Sep 06, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
288 Pages
Penguin Press

Original Sisters
Portraits of Tenacity and Courage
978-0-593-31614-6
A stunning collection of more than 150 color portraits of groundbreaking women throughout history—many unsung or forgotten—by one of the best illustrators working today  
$30.00 US
Nov 09, 2021
8 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Pantheon

Burn the Page
A True Story of Torching Doubts, Blazing Trails, and Igniting Change
978-0-593-29655-4
An inspirational memoir-meets-manifesto by Danica Roem, the nation's first openly trans person elected to US state legislature
$27.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
6 x 9
Hardcover
320 Pages
Viking

Speech Team
A Novel
978-0-593-65384-5
A funny, gossipy and ultimately poignant novel about four Gen X teen friends turned 21st-century adults who awkwardly come back together to confront an influential teacher whose brutal remarks have haunted them all for years.
$28.00 US
Jul 25, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
288 Pages
Viking

Adult Assembly Required
978-0-593-19876-6
A young woman arrives in Los Angeles determined to start over and discovers she doesn’t need to leave everything behind after all, from Abbi Waxman, USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
$17.00 US
May 17, 2022
5-5/16 x 8
Paperback
400 Pages
Berkley

Chase the Lion Weekly Planner
Organize Your Life, Achieve Your Goals
978-0-525-65342-4
The perfect companion product to New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson's compelling manifesto, Chase the Lion
$14.99 US
Aug 20, 2019
6 x 8
Stationery & Accessories
176 Pages
Multnomah

Chase the Lion
If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small
978-1-60142-887-5
In this compelling manifesto, the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker challenges readers to chase the lions in their lives and to be prepared for when they catch them! Now available in trade paperback with a brand new bonus chapter, this work from Batterson is a thematic sequel to In a Pit.
$17.00 US
Apr 23, 2019
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
240 Pages
Multnomah

The Creative Act
A Way of Being
978-0-593-65288-6
From the legendary music producer, a master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity, comes a beautifully crafted book many years in the making that offers that same deep wisdom to all of us
$32.00 US
Jan 17, 2023
6 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
432 Pages
Penguin Press

Kickstart Creativity
50 Prompted Cards to Spark Inspiration
978-0-593-13770-3
Bust through creative blocks and ignite innovative problem-solving with this 50-card deck of prompts for creative experimentation.
$17.99 US
Feb 02, 2021
4-1/2 x 6-1/16
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Creative Hustle
Blaze Your Own Path and Make Work That Matters
978-1-9848-5808-5
A vibrant, illustrated guide to blazing a unique and fulfilling creative path, from the Stanford d.school.
$15.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
5-1/2 x 7-1/4
Paperback
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Influence Is Your Superpower
How to Get What You Want Without Compromising Who You Are
978-1-9848-5435-3
Rediscover the superpower that makes good things happen, from the professor behind Yale School of Management's most popular class. “The new rules of persuasion for a better world.”—Charles Duhigg, author of the bestsellers The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
$20.00 US
Jun 20, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
304 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Greatness Mindset
Unlock the Power of Your Mind and Live Your Best Life Today
978-1-4019-7190-8
Greatness is inside you.Now is the time to wake it up.
$26.99 US
Mar 07, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
336 Pages
Hay House LLC

Go Be Brave
24 ¾ Adventures for a Fearless, Wiser, and Truly Magnificent Life
978-1-63774-251-8
Leon Logothetis, host of the popular discovery+ series The Kindness Diaries and author of Go Be Kind, returns with a brand-new set of adventures and a brand-new call to action: Go Be Brave!
$19.95 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
200 Pages
BenBella Books
Age 14 and up

Me, You, Us (Best Friends)
A Book to Fill Out Together
978-0-593-42161-1
A fun and revealing journal to fill out with your best friend
$15.00 US
Jan 11, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
208 Pages
TarcherPerigee

All You Need Is Love (Notes)
Sweet Everythings for All the Loves in Your Life
978-0-7893-4142-6
A parcel of personal, sweet moments told through the intimacy of real bouquet notes from real senders, delivered with The Bouqs Co.’s signature warmth and humor.
$15.00 US
Jan 17, 2023
6 x 6
Hardcover
128 Pages
Universe

52 Lists for Happiness Floral Pattern
Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy (A Guided Self-Ca re Journal with Prompts, Photos, and Illustrations)
978-1-63217-475-8
"...filled with pages of joy-boosting prompts, frame-worthy illustrations, and stunning photography that is sure to spark her artsy side."—Women's Health MagazineFor fans of the bestselling 52 Lists series and any journaler who wants to cultivate their own uniquely happy and fulfilling lives through the power of lists!
$18.99 US
Nov 01, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
144 Pages
Sasquatch Books

The Time-Block Planner (Second Edition)
A Daily Method for Deep Work in a Distracted World
978-0-593-54539-3
NEW AND IMPROVED with a spiral binding, four months of planning pages, enhanced interior design, and an updated introduction – this daily planner deploys the power of time blocking to help you focus on what's important.
$30.00 US
Aug 15, 2023
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Stationery & Accessories
224 Pages
Portfolio

Sisterhood Heals
The Transformative Power of Healing in Community
978-0-593-49724-1
Strengthen the relationships that mean the most, heal with your sisters, and transform your life for the better with the licensed clinical psychologist who founded the award-winning podcast Therapy for Black Girls.
$28.00 US
Jun 27, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ballantine Books