Books for Scorpio Season

By Kat La Mantia | October 26 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftBlog

From the maiden to the scorpion, it’s Scorpio season from October 24 – November 22! Often misunderstood, Scorpio’s stinger takes undue significance in their popular reputation. But make no mistake–the stinger and hard shell of Scorpio should not imply aggression or danger but rather strong defenses protecting a deeply felt inner life. Like fellow water sign Cancer, Scorpios are highly emotional and passionate. Rather than retreating into a shell like Cancer, Scorpio defends their tender heart by going into extreme modes of either defensive secrecy or full, unbridled drive and expression.

Individualistic, slow to trust Scorpio may feel that they’re always ready for battle. In relationships, communication is their biggest challenge, as they’re more likely to think with their heart as opposed to their head. Their extreme caution in letting others in can make partners feel distanced, and their fierce loyalty and almost overwhelming love towards those they do learn to trust mean Scorpios are often plagued by anxiety and jealousy. Staying in the practice of mindfulness and conscious communication will help Scorpios maintain more balanced relationships in all facets of life.

Scorpio is a highly energetic sign, incapable of doing anything by halves. While their ruling planet of Pluto is often seen as another negative omen, like the scorpion’s stinger, it instead should be taken to imply a mind prone to deep thought, where normally suppressed subconscious desires and feelings are made real. Scorpios are often found excelling in creative professions or rising to the top of corporate ladders. Scorpios are undaunted by difficult challenges. Rather, they enjoy any opportunity to muscle through a problem and see plans through to the end. However, Scorpio’s focus on success and achievement can make them prone to burnout. Even leisure hobbies and projects can spiral out of control, with creative outlets turning into side hustles or a simple DIY home repair becoming a full renovation. Learning moderation and how to balance work with genuine down-time is key for Scorpio’s long-term success and wellbeing.

Scorpios will enjoy reading about highly successful people, from artists known their unflinching vision to accomplished CEOs and lauded sports heroes. Guides to navigating burnout and cultivating mindfulness will help them smooth the edges of their ambition, and books that encourage creativity and self-exploration will help to channel their passions. Our picks for Scorpio this month feature celebrities who share the sign, Matthew McConaughey and Whoopi Goldberg, books that honor water as their zodiac element, books to aid in communication and moderation, and books that celebrate expression and incredible achievers to inspire the ambitious Scorpio.


Baby Astrology: Dear Little Scorpio
Discover the qualities that make every Scorpio 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
Aug 25, 2020
6 x 6
Board Book
26 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

From the Academy Award®-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction "Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey's book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did--and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand."--Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
$30.00 US
Oct 20, 2020
6 x 8-1/2
304 Pages

The Unqualified Hostess
I do it my way so you can too!
The legendary actor and comedian shows how to set a great table, shares ideas for unforgettable celebrations, and says, "It's about fun, not perfection!" In her own words...
$19.98 US
Oct 12, 2021
8-5/8 x 11-1/2
128 Pages
Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men--and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life."Essential reading"--Bustle | One of Elle's "Best Books to Read in Spring 2019"
$17.00 US
Jan 07, 2020
5-3/16 x 8
304 Pages
Ballantine Books

The Burnout Workbook
Advice and Exercises to Help You Unlock the Stress Cycle
Solve the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, and empower yourself to create positive change. This interactive workbook from the experts behind the New York Times bestseller Burnout offers up the tools and tips to help get you there.
$18.00 US
Jan 24, 2023
7 x 9
176 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Clark Little: The Art of Waves Puzzle
A Jigsaw Puzzle Featuring Awe-Inspiring Wave Photography from Clark Little: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
This stunning 1000-piece puzzle features an awe-inspiring breaking wave from Instagram sensation Clark Little.
$19.99 US
May 02, 2023
10 x 8
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Women Making Waves
Trailblazing Surfers In and Out of the Water
A visually stunning journey across the world's oceans, featuring soulful surfers living with purpose
$35.00 US
Jun 28, 2022
8 x 11
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Girl Who Named Pluto
The Story of Venetia Burney
An empowering, inspiring--and accessible!--nonfiction picture book about the eleven-year-old girl who actually named the newly discovered Pluto in 1930.
$18.99 US
May 14, 2019
10 x 11-1/2
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 4-8 years

Strange and Wonderful
We have been taught to fear scorpions in any form. But scorpions usually sting either to subdue their prey or to protect themselves. In fact, Earth has two thousand scorpion species, but only a few dozen are deadly to humans. With vivid descriptions of scorpions' life cycle, body structure, habits, and habitat and beautiful, realistic illustrations, this new entry in the popular Strange and Wonderful series explores one of nature's feared and misunderstood creatures.
$16.95 US
Oct 01, 2013
10 x 9
32 Pages
Astra Young Readers
Age 7-10 years

Be Useful
Seven Tools for Life
The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life—distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone
$28.00 US
Oct 10, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
288 Pages
Penguin Press

Becoming Steve Jobs
The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history.
$18.00 US
Jun 07, 2016
5-3/16 x 8
480 Pages
Crown Currency

My Name Is Barbra
The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television
$47.00 US
Nov 07, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
992 Pages

My Journey to True Power
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, the deeply personal story of his lifelong obsession with strength—and how, after looking for it in all the wrong places, he finally found it
$27.00 US
Apr 26, 2022
6 x 9
288 Pages

Build the Damn Thing
How to Start a Successful Business If You're Not a Rich White Guy
An indispensable guide to building a startup and breaking down the barriers for diverse entrepreneurs from the visionary venture capitalist and pioneering entrepreneur Kathryn Finney.
$28.00 US
Jun 07, 2022
6 x 9
272 Pages

Kickstart Creativity
50 Prompted Cards to Spark Inspiration
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
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Daily Stoic Boxed Set
A new package for the book that has spent over 300 weeks on the bestseller lists!The perfect gift for anyone seeking to add serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience into their lives—The Daily Stoic and The Daily Stoic Journal, now conveniently together in a beautiful boxed set
$58.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Boxed Set

How to Know a Person
The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen
A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain
$30.00 US
Oct 24, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
320 Pages
Random House

How to Be Love(d)
Simple Truths for Going Easier on Yourself, Embracing Imperfection & Loving Your Way to a Better Life
The last book on love you’ll ever need. Explore simple truths for going easier on yourself, embracing imperfections and loving your way to a better life through insightful stories and down-to-earth advice from artist and international best-selling author of Unlearn, Humble The Poet.
$24.99 US
Dec 27, 2022
6 x 8
336 Pages
Hay House LLC

The Game of Real Life
Be Mindful. Solve Conflicts. Gain Points. Live Better. (Includes a 96-Page Pocket Guide to DBT Skills!) Card Games
A one-of-a-kind card game rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which uses mindfulness to teach emotional problem-solving and interpersonal skills—plus a 96-page pocket guide to DBT.
$24.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
4-7/8 x 6-3/8
78 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Your Journal, Your Journey
The Academy Award®–winning actor, father of three, and bestselling author of Greenlights distills more than three decades of journaling experience to help you reflect, seek clarity, and forge your own path with this life-changing practice.
$20.00 US
Dec 21, 2021
8-1/2 x 6
128 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Feel Something, Make Something
A Guide to Collaborating with Your Emotions
An intimate, quietly revolutionary guide to using art to process, understand, and collaborate with your feelings, from the co-author of My Body, My Home.
$15.99 US
Jul 18, 2023
6 x 8
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter

A Journal for Naming, Processing, and Embracing Your Emotions
This marvelous journey through landscapes of human emotion provides readers with journaling prompts to help them embrace the full range of their feelings.
$17.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
6 x 8
272 Pages