Books for Capricorn Season

By Kat La Mantia | January 3 2024 | Pop CultureBlogAdultsGeneralAllGift

The archer becomes the sea-goat as the astrological year turns to Capricorn from December 22 – January 20. Like other earth signs (such as fellow horn-wearer, Taurus), Capricorns posses a practical and grounded nature that underpins their loftier ambitions. More than dreamers, Capricorns are planners. Their down-to-earth attitude means that Capricorns can be more disciplined than other signs and can create realistic goals with concrete steps towards achieving them. For Capricorns lacking in self-confidence, their desires can feel out of sync with their abilities, but once a Capricorn feels at home within their own power, there’s nothing that they can’t achieve. The Capricorn motto for success is “slow and steady wins the race.” While other career-oriented signs pursue passions with a blazing fire that burns hot and can flame out quickly, Capricorns prefer a well-tended garden, earning their successes through consistent work over time. Count on a Capricorn friend to keep you on track with your yearly goals or to help you figure out the next steps in a difficult project.

Capricorns love routine and prefer structure along with well-communicated boundaries and expectations in all areas of life. While this may not make them the most spontaneous friend or partner, it does mean that Capricorns have a reputation for being loyal and reliable. Their prudence and knack for long-term planning make Capricorns excellent at financial tasks like saving and investing along with big life decisions like purchasing a home or executing a big move. They’re also inclined towards leisure activities which require a high time investment and some brain power, such as reading, learning an instrument, or detailed crafting.

While Capricorns can excel at tricky tasks other signs find hard to wrangle, their sensible natures can mean that some Capricorns find it difficult to be free and open with their emotions and may trend towards stagnancy. Capricorns struggling with this will benefit from creative exercises that encourage free expression as well as mindful prompts that remind Capricorn to tune in to their loved ones’ emotional needs.

Our picks for Capricorn this month feature celebrities who share the sign–Dolly Parton and Michelle Obama–books that honor the Earth as their zodiac element, planners and guided journals that will help them chart a path to reaching their goals, fantasy epics with intricate worldbuilding to keep them occupied in their downtime, and emotional homework to shake up any Capricorns that have become too stuck in their ways.

Baby Astrology: Dear Little Capricorn
978-1-9848-9549-3
Discover the qualities that make every Capricorn 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

Behind the Seams
My Life in Rhinestones
978-1-9848-6212-9
A beautiful celebration of Dolly Parton’s iconic sense of style with entertaining personal stories and 450 full-color photographs, including exclusive images from her private costume archive
$50.00 US
Oct 17, 2023
9 x 12
Hardcover
336 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Light We Carry
Overcoming in Uncertain Times
978-0-593-23746-5
Practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world—from the #1 bestselling author of Becoming and former First Lady Michelle Obama
$32.50 US
Nov 15, 2022
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Crown

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

Q&A a Day Tropical
5-Year Journal
978-0-593-58022-6
By writing just one sentence a day in this illustrated journal, you can collect your thoughts year after year and create a beautiful keepsake to treasure forever.
$16.99 US
Aug 29, 2023
4 x 6
Hardcover
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Do One Thing Every Day Together
A Journal for Two
978-1-5247-6363-3
The newest journal in the Do One Thing Every Day series is the perfect prompted journal for couples to unwind, unplug, and spend time together.
$12.95 US
Sep 18, 2018
4-1/2 x 5-3/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Veg in One Bed New Edition
How to Grow an Abundance of Food in One Raised Bed, Month by Month
978-0-7440-7939-5
A month-by-month guide to growing your own food in just one raised bed
$30.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Hardcover
240 Pages
DK

A Year in the Edible Garden
A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing and Harvesting Vegetables, Herbs, and Edible Flowers
978-0-8478-9943-2
This beautifully photographed guide celebrates the endless possibilities of the vegetable patch and shows that edible gardening can be both productive and stunning to behold.
$45.00 US
Mar 14, 2023
6-2/3 x 9
Hardcover
384 Pages
Rizzoli

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
A Feminist's Guide to Investing
978-0-7440-7730-8
The ultimate beginner’s guide to when, why, and how to invest, designed for women and nonbinary persons seeking financial empowerment
$19.99 US
Jan 17, 2023
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Hardcover
192 Pages
DK

The New Rules of Money
A Playbook for Planning Your Financial Future: A Workbook
978-0-593-23423-5
Overcome your fears of money, break old spending habits, and become more mindful of your personal finances with this fun, illustrated workbook from the Wall Street Journal.
$25.00 US
Dec 05, 2023
7 x 9
Paperback
208 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Moon Witch, Spider King
978-0-7352-2021-8
From Marlon James, author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the second book in the Dark Star trilogy.
$18.00 US
Feb 14, 2023
6 x 9
Paperback
672 Pages
Riverhead Books

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones Leather-Cloth Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series)
A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons
978-1-101-96548-1
A new boxed set of the #1 bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series, in a special cloth bound collection featuring all five books.
$85.00 US
Oct 27, 2015
4-1/4 x 5-7/8
Boxed Set
5280 Pages
Bantam

A Deadly Education
A Novel
978-0-593-12850-3
The New York Times bestselling novel, telling the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.
$18.00 US
May 04, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
336 Pages
Del Rey

Quilt Step by Step
Patchwork and Appliqué - Techniques, Designs, and Projects
DK
978-0-7440-4810-0
A complete introduction to quilting, patchwork and appliqué, boasting 15 exciting projects to get you started, as well as covering the materials and techniques needed.Easy-to-use and fully illustrated, this craft book is ideal for quilting beginners, as well as more experienced quilters looking to build on their skills and refresh their techniques.A crafters’ heaven awaits inside this informative quilting book:    • A visual catalog of all the tools and materials needed, including information on types of fabrics, sizes, measurements, and design principles    • Step-by-step full-color photographs accompanied by instructions for each stitch and technique, with integrated annotation    • A gallery of modern patchwork block designs    • 15 easy, inspirational projects that draw on the skills covered    • An updated, fresh and modern design Quilting, like most other crafts, has been shown to enhance wellbeing, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost self-esteem. It can even improve physical and cognitive skills and social awareness. Everything you need to master quilting, patchwork and appliqué, make beautiful gifts and items for your home, lies within these pages. Discover the essential quilting tools and materials you need to get started. Then master the key techniques and stitches with simple step-by-step photography and explanations, including using traditional and modern patchwork block designs. Then comes the fun part. Design and stitch your own unique quilts and other quilting projects at home drawing from the 15 fabulous projects included, from bags and toys to cushions and quilt designs — you’ll learn everything you need to know to create unique gifts and treasured keepsakes from the comfort of home.Can’t get enough of crafting? Try Crochet Step by Step, Sew Step by Step or Dressmaking Step by Step next!
$17.99 US
Mar 22, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
Paperback
224 Pages
DK

Stitching through the Seasons
Evocative Patterns and Projects to Capture the Magic of Each Month
978-1-64547-183-7
Beautiful guided stitchwork for every season—featuring fall pumpkins and mushroom wreaths, winter skiers, spring blossoms, summer vegetables, and more!
$21.95 US
Nov 28, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Paperback
96 Pages
Roost Books

Guided Art Therapy Card Deck
75 Activities to Explore Your Feelings and Manage Your Emotional Well-Being
978-0-593-69034-5
Understand your emotions and let go of what’s holding you back with this empowering art therapy card deck.
$19.99 US
Oct 31, 2023
4 x 6
Cards
75 Pages
Zeitgeist

The Game of Real Life
Be Mindful. Solve Conflicts. Gain Points. Live Better. (Includes a 96-Page Pocket Guide to DBT Skills!) Card Games
978-0-593-23391-7
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
Game
78 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Our Bucket List Adventures
Plan Your Life Dreams as a Couple and Celebrate Your Favorite Memories
978-1-950968-83-1
The perfect adventure book for couples, this beautifully-designed bucket list journal will let you keep track of you and your partner's goals and then record all the memories once you make them happen.
$19.95 US
Mar 07, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
120 Pages
Paige Tate & Co

The Knot Together
Questions and Prompts for Our First Year of Marriage: A Journal
978-0-593-13952-3
Deepen your bond, savor every adventure, and face the challenges of your first shared year with this guided journal from The Knot, the #1 wedding brand in the world.
$16.99 US
Dec 29, 2020
5-1/2 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
368 Pages
Clarkson Potter