Books for Aquarius Season

By Kat La Mantia | January 30 2024 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftPop CultureBlog

The sea-goat takes a dip as the water bearer takes its place when Aquarius rules the skies from January 20 – February 18! With radical Uranus as their ruling planet, Aquarians posses a fiercely independent and inventive spirit. They’re at their most fulfilled when they’re chasing their dreams and appreciate being given the space to do things their own way. Self-expression and freedom are key for Aquarius, but their tendency towards logic and intellectualism means that they won’t necessarily be found in a typically “creative” field. Instead, Aquarians may find themselves drawn to philosophy, engineering, coding, or leaders of a charitable non-profit.

In fact, Aquarius is a born leader, with the vision and drive to pursue new ideas and the personality to win others over to their way of thinking. Notoriously friendly (like fellow air sign Gemini), Aquarians love to serve as helpers and have a deep concern for the wellbeing of others. This sign’s positivity and optimism make them true change-makers. However, being a visionary comes at a cost. Though Aquarius may enjoy serving humanity, they often find themselves distanced from friends and family, as they cherish alone time and preserving the lifestyle they’ve created for themselves. Aquarians may encounter difficulties when it’s time to move in with a partner or a new roommate as they’re not inclined towards compromise.

Aquarius may struggle with breaking bad habits or changing with the times. Count on your Aquarius friend to keep spinning the same playlists they’ve had since high school or cling to a phone five generations out of date. Aquarians will benefit from practices that remind them to keep an open mind, connect more deeply with loved ones, and engage in regular self-reflection to make sure the path they’re carving for themselves is heading in the right direction.

Our picks for Aquarius this month feature celebrities who share the sign–Harry Styles and Oprah Winfrey–books that honor air as their zodiac element, unusual stories and books which offer unique perspectives, books by activists about critical social issues, and books that will help them hone their vision.

Baby Astrology: Dear Little Aquarius
978-1-9848-9527-1
Discover what makes every Aquarius 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
Dec 31, 2019
6 x 6
Board Book
26 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

Harry Styles
978-1-958395-29-5
"A stunning new photo-packed book" –E! News The perfect gorgeous pocket-sized hardcover gift book for all Harry Styles fans, packed with 100+ amazing photos and with a gold-foil stamped cover.
$19.99 US
Oct 24, 2023
5 x 7
Hardcover
144 Pages
Hearst Home

Oprah Winfrey: A Little Golden Book Biography
978-0-593-64525-3
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography about talk show host, producer, and actor Oprah Winfrey. Little Golden Book biographies are the perfect introduction to nonfiction for young readers—as well as fans of all ages!
$5.99 US
Nov 07, 2023
6-5/8 x 8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 4-8 years

Build the Life You Want
The Art and Science of Getting Happier
978-0-593-54540-9
You can get happier. And getting there will be the adventure of your lifetime.
$30.00 US
Sep 12, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
272 Pages
Portfolio

In Your Dreams
A Vision Board Kit to Visualize Your Ambitions and Plan Your Goals
978-1-950968-14-5
Make 2023 your year with this complete vision board kit, including all the supplies, clip art and stickers you need to create a personalized vision board.
$29.95 US
Oct 29, 2020
5-9/10 x 9-1/5
Game
Paige Tate & Co

Frameables: Cloudscapes
21 Prints for a Picture-Perfect Home
978-2-08-028756-4
Introducing the first collection of art books with detachable prints to decorate your walls. Everything you need to create your own private gallery at home! Plays on light and color from Japanese woodblock prints to Rothko's white cloud on a brilliant orange background.
$9.98 US
Sep 20, 2022
9 x 12
Paperback
44 Pages
Flammarion

Cloud a Day Journal
978-1-84994-667-4
A cloudspotter's interactive journal. Our interest in clouds is more profound than we ever thought. Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society and author of A Cloud A Day has been spreading the word via social media and hugely popular TED talks, and the response has been revelatory. Following on from his very successful A Cloud A Day book, he wants readers to take time each day to look at the shifting skies. To take a moment, as he says. Then, using the prompts and space in the journal, record the cloud, weather, and importantly their thoughts on that day. It is the perfect mindful occupation. To help readers understand the clouds they are looking at, the book includes a hugely useful pin wheel device – a cloud selector – at the back of the journal. The device allows the reader to visually match the cloud they see in the sky with the cloud in the selector device, which has all the information about that particular cloud they need. From the cloudlets of the altocumulus clouds to the rarer Lacunosus cloud (holes surrounded by fringes of cloud). In amongst the prompts and spaces are stunning images of clouds with bits of poetry, science and folklore. It is the ideal interactive journal for those interested in clouds and the weather but also for those looking for the perfect way to spend 10 minutes of the day to reconnect with nature and the passing of the seasons. Praise for A Cloud A Day: '[This] charming little volume reminds us that self-care is as available as a glance out the window, no matter your age or infirmities' The New York Times ‘A confident celebration of our ever-changing skies... I defy anyone who reads it not to start taking furtive peeks out the window.’ Robert Leigh-Pemberton, Daily Telegraph
$19.99 US
Oct 01, 2020
5-4/5 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Batsford

Design Social Change
Take Action, Work toward Equity, and Challenge the Status Quo
978-1-9848-5814-6
Discover design strategies for using your own unique social identities and experiences as inspiration to challenge the status quo and create the kind of lasting change that leads to greater equity and social justice, from Stanford University's d.school.
$15.99 US
Nov 28, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/4
Paperback
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists
A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights
978-0-399-58179-3
A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights
$19.99 US
Nov 05, 2019
7 x 10
Paperback
208 Pages
Ten Speed Graphic

Taking on the Plastics Crisis
978-0-593-22333-8
"Taking on the Plastics Crisis delivers straightforward advise for getting involved in the global movement to eliminate single-use plastics." -- Booklist, Starred Review"Brief yet inspirational, this story will galvanize youth to use their voices for change."--Kirkus Reviews"Taking on the Plastics Crisis is a sobering and inspiring read by a brilliant young change maker. Now is the time for all of us to come together to solve the plastic pollution crisis."--Ed Begley Jr. (actor and environmental activist)In this personal, moving essay, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with readers how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices. Through her personal journey, readers can learn how they, too, can follow in Hannah's footsteps and lower their carbon footprint by simply refusing single-use plastics.
$8.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
4-3/8 x 6-1/4
Paperback
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 12 and up

How to Blow Up a Pipeline
978-1-83976-025-9
Property will cost us the earth
$19.95 US
Jan 05, 2021
5 x 7-3/4
Paperback
208 Pages
Verso

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Deluxe Edition
978-0-593-29714-8
An illustrated edition of the groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, Time's Person of the Year and the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation. Includes 61 color photographs from Greta's incredible journey.
$22.00 US
Oct 13, 2020
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Penguin Press

Miss Major Speaks
Conversations with a Black Trans Revolutionary
978-1-83976-334-2
A legendary transgender elder and activist reflects on a lifetime of struggle and the future of black, queer, and trans liberation
$19.95 US
May 16, 2023
5 x 7-4/5
Paperback
176 Pages
Verso

They Called Me a Lioness
A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom
978-0-593-13459-7
A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir. “I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, the power, the photographic storytelling of They Called Me a Lioness.”—Ibram X. Kendi, internationally bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Kirkus Reviews
$18.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
288 Pages
One World

Tomorrow Will Be Different
Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
978-1-5247-6148-6
Now in paperback, a "vital and powerful new memoir" (San Francisco Chronicle) about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, written by the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign
$17.00 US
Mar 05, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
304 Pages
Crown

Being Heumann
An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
978-0-8070-0280-3
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for NonfictionOne of the most influential disability rights activists in US history tells her personal story of fighting for the right to receive an education, have a job, and just be human.
$16.99 US
Feb 23, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback
232 Pages
Beacon Press

Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
978-0-7352-1129-2
The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 15 million copies sold!Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
$27.00 US
Oct 16, 2018
6 x 9
Hardcover
320 Pages
Avery

The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
978-0-8129-8160-5
Now in trade paperback, featuring a new afterword from the author. The break-out New York Times bestseller The Power of Habit shows us that by understanding the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change our behavior and take control over our lives.
$20.00 US
Jan 07, 2014
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
416 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Journal Like a Stoic
A 90-Day Stoicism Program to Live with Greater Acceptance, Less Judgment, and Deeper Intentionality (Includes Teachings of Marcus Aurelius)
978-0-593-43589-2
Bring Stoicism to your daily life with this guided journal based on the teachings of great Stoic thinkers. Explore why leaders, artists, and athletes have relied on these principles to achieve success for thousands of years.
$14.99 US
Nov 22, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
224 Pages
Zeitgeist

Poukahangatus
Poems
978-0-593-46789-3
An acclaimed young poet explores her identity as a twenty-first-century Indigenous woman. Poem by poem, Tibble carves out a bold new way of engaging history, of straddling modernity and ancestry, desire and exploitation.
$18.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
5-7/8 x 8-3/8
Paperback
96 Pages
Knopf

House of Leaves
The Remastered, Full-Color Edition
978-0-375-42052-8
THE MIND-BENDING CULT CLASSIC ABOUT A HOUSE THAT’S LARGER ON THE INSIDE THAN ON THE OUTSIDE • A masterpiece of horror and an astonishingly immersive, maze-like reading experience that redefines the boundaries of a novel.''Simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a strange, dreamlike excursion into the subconscious." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times  "Thrillingly alive, sublimely creepy, distressingly scary, breathtakingly intelligent—it renders most other fiction meaningless." —Bret Easton Ellis, bestselling author of American Psycho “This demonically brilliant book is impossible to ignore.” —Jonathan Lethem, award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies—the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.Now made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and second and third appendices, the story remains unchanged. Similarly, the cultural fascination with House of Leaves remains as fervent and as imaginative as ever. The novel has gone on to inspire doctorate-level courses and masters theses, cultural phenomena like the online urban legend of “the backrooms,” and incredible works of art in entirely unrealted mediums from music to video games. Neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of the impossibility of their new home, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story—of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.
$55.00 US
Mar 07, 2000
7 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
736 Pages
Pantheon

Horrorstor
A Novel
978-1-59474-526-3
It's a classic old-fashioned haunted house story - set in a big box Swedish furniture superstore. Designed like a retail catalog, Horrorstor offers a creepy read with mass appeal--perfect for Halloween tables!
$16.99 US
Sep 23, 2014
7-3/8 x 8-3/4
Paperback
240 Pages
Quirk Books

Earthdivers, Vol. 1: Kill Columbus
979-88-87240-45-9
The New York Times–bestselling author of The Only Good Indians and My Heart Is a Chainsaw makes his comics debut with this time-hopping horror thriller about far-future Indigenous outcasts on a mission to kill Christopher Columbus.
$17.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
6-5/8 x 10-3/16
Paperback
176 Pages
IDW Publishing

Astrology of You and Me Oracle Deck
72 Cards to Understand and Improve Your Relationships
978-0-593-57930-5
Deepen your relationships with yourself and others using this oracle deck, based on the bestselling book The Astrology of You and Me, which draws on the wisdom of the Zodiac to help you better understand the people in your life.
$22.00 US
Feb 06, 2024
4-7/8 x 6-3/8
Cards
72 Pages
Clarkson Potter