Is there a solar book more Taurus than call me by your name, with its melancholy romance, gutter of emotions and scenes of lazy bike rides in the Italian summer countryside? With the help of Folioa new online bookstore, you can now organize your reading list according to your birth chart.
Folio teamed up with Chicago astrologer Daniela Karpenos from The Cosmic Latte to create The Three Great Book Agreementsbook recommendations with the “big three” of astrology in mind – the sunrise, sun and moon signs.
Astrology Matches suits the site, which is unique in that it creates a curated list for customers based on a few questions. You can browse the books by themes like “Women Against Emptiness” or by moods like “I Can’t Put It Down” or “Reading at the Beach.” You can also browse curated collections Like “Chaotic” or my favorite: “Books of manipulative women.” If Goodreads, which has a notoriously bad user experience and design, is Facebook’s recommendation tool for moms, Folio is the book recommendation tool for cool millennials and Gen Z on Instagram and TikTok – people who aren’t afraid to judge a book by its cover.
I found my “Big Three” to be oddly accurate. For a Taurus sun, Karpenos has selected call me by your name by Andre Aciman. “Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of valor, love, romance, beauty, and luxury. This Venusian energy is channeled into Taurean’s appreciation for sensuality and splendor,” writes -she.
For an Aries moon, she chose My body by Emily Ratajkowski. The explanation reads: “It was so ‘Leo Moon’ or ‘Aries Moon’ to me because the beauty push was directly tied to Emily’s mother. And yet, there’s something so eternally young about her mother that it only made sense to lean towards the youngest sign of the zodiac: Aries. The choice was easy when I researched Em’s chart and confirmed that she was an Aries Moon.
And to top it off, the Sagittarius Ascendant is The destroyed woman by Simone de Beauvoir. “Analytical and expansive interior monologues will absorb the Sag Rising, as you observe and reflect on the condition of womanhood,” Karpenos writes.
“There were definitely choices that were a total no-brainer, like midnight library for the Gemini suns. After going through all the “obvious” choices, I found it hard to go back and figure out “what an Aries Moon would read,” Karpenos told NYLON. “While it’s easiest to start with a book and match it to a zodiac sign, the most impactful choices I’ve made are those that worked backwards. My Book Pick Aries Moon is one of my strongest – there’s a lot of thought behind it.
It was Karpenos’ first time pairing star signs with books, but she’s not new to the astro meme game. Last month she went viral on Instagram for a Spotify wrapped meme she did for each sign of the zodiac – reaching over 1.5 million accounts.