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Books for Taurus: Our picks for the sensual readers of the zodiac


Relax, take in the beauty of your surroundings, and get ready to commit to one of these reads — perfect for all of those laid-back, pleasure-seeking, dependable Taureans. Born between April 20 and May 20, the practical, hard-working, and dedicated readers of the zodiac will find their stars align with books that help them express their creativity and natural artistic tendencies. Lovers of luxury and comfort, they’ll happily nestle into a cozy, warm bed for hours and savor a satisfying romance. Bulls also tend to be loyal readers, and when they find a series or author they enjoy, they’re in it for the long haul. But they shouldn’t let their stubborn side rule: it’s OK to change things up or put down a book you’re not feeling. Ruled by the planet Venus, these down-to-earth readers will love the ease and convenience of picking up one of these books on the Libby app.

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Gardening HacksGardening Hacks by Jon VanZile

This book ticks a few boxes for bulls — beauty, nature, and thriftiness. The earthy Taurus is a natural gardener, and just because they have an affinity toward the finer things in life doesn’t mean they aren’t also great savers.

These easy and inexpensive gardening hacks will help your garden flourish and your plants blossom — perfect for green thumbs or first-time horticulturalists.

Start HereStart Here by Sohla El-Waylly

A Libby Book Award winner!

Taureans are the foodies of the zodiac and will love indulging in the 200+ mouthwatering recipes like masa & buttermilk tres leches and charred lemon risotto.

In this epic guide to better eating, the chef, recipe developer, and video producer Sohla El-Waylly reimagines what a cookbook can be, teaching home cooks of all skill levels how cooking really works.

The Seven Year SlipThe Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

Natural planners, bulls will relate to main character Clementine and her quest for a perfectly planned future that goes awry.

An overworked book publicist hits a snag when she falls in love with her temporary roommate… only to discover he lives seven years in the past in this witty and wise novel that was named a Most Anticipated Book by Entertainment Weekly.

Anita de Monte Laughs LastAnita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

With a strong appreciation for beauty and the arts, this zodiac sign will love reading about a first-generation Ivy League student who uncovers the genius work of a female artist decades after her suspicious death.

Symphony of SecretsSymphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb

Taurus is drawn to the sensory experience music provides, along with its comforting and relaxing qualities. They also value honesty above all else, making this the perfect pick.

In this gripping new page turner, music professor Bern Hendricks discovers a shocking secret about the most famous American composer of all time — his music may have been stolen from a Black Jazz Age prodigy named Josephine Reed. Determined to uncover the truth, Bern will stop at nothing to right history's wrongs and give Josephine the recognition she deserves.

HomebodyHomebody by Joanna Gaines

Prioritizing comfort is always top of mind for bulls, and staying close to home is a guaranteed way for this sign to recharge and unwind.

Make your home your sanctuary with Gaines’ guide on how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. This comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style.

EnchantmentEnchantment by Donald Spoto

Another famous Taurus, Audrey Hepburn embodies the tenacity, glamour, elegance, and grace that is characteristic of this star sign.

Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory. But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF, Audrey was also known for her intense privacy. With unprecedented access to studio archives, friends, and colleagues who knew and loved Audrey, bestselling author Donald Spoto provides an intimate and moving account of this beautiful, elusive, and talented woman.

Men Without WomenMen Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Packed with vivid details and powerful observations, Murakami’s writing won’t disappoint the imaginative Taurus.

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all.

The People We KeepThe People We Keep by Allison Larkin

Bulls are strongly attached to their loves ones and are an integral part of their family trees. This novel of family, connection, empathy, and self-acceptance will resonate with Taureans.

In Little River, New York, in 1994, April Sawicki, disillusioned with her small-town life, leaves after a conflict with her father, embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Settling in Ithaca, she finds unexpected belonging and love at Cafe Decadence, grappling with her past and embracing her newfound creative resilience through music.

How Beautiful We WereHow Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

As an Earth sign, Taurus is deeply connected with the natural world. In this sweeping novel, a fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company, exploring what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold on to its ancestral land.

*Title availability may vary by library & region.


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Published Apr 19, 2024


About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga, or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers and buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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