Scorpio season: Book recommendations based on the zodiac sign

Scorpio season has finally arrived, and this intense and enigmatic zodiac sign is the perfect guiding light to help you find your next thrilling read!

These book recommendations perfectly capture the characteristics of Scorpios.
These book recommendations perfectly capture the characteristics of Scorpios.  © Collage: Unsplash/@cjdante & IMAGO / Gemini Collection

October 23 marked the official start of the Scorpio era, and with fall in full force, there's no better time to pick up a good book that captures the dark, passionate energy of this water sign.

While many may associate the sign with mysteries or thrillers, Scorpios are known for their loyalty and profound emotions, making romances and other complex, relationship-centric reads another perfect fit.

These picks will help you ring in Scorpio season the right way!

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder is a thrilling mystery trilogy, perfect for the passionate and stubborn Scorpio.
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder is a thrilling mystery trilogy, perfect for the passionate and stubborn Scorpio.  © Screenshot/Instagram/gillianreads_

The BookTok-favorite A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson is a classic representation of the stereotypical Scorpio.

The first novel begins with Pip, a high school student who decides to dive deeper into a troubling murder case in her small town that has long been considered closed.

As Pip looks closer at the case, she soon learns that there's more to the story, and she'll stop at nothing to find out the truth.

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These books will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow the fearless, stubborn protagonist who perfectly captures Scorpio's complexities.

Be sure to read it before it hits the small screen!

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is a poignant non-fiction tale of domestic violence.
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is a poignant non-fiction tale of domestic violence.  © Screenshot/Instagram/_lia_reads_

For the non-fiction fans out there, In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado is a must-read for Scorpio season.

This poignantly written memoir dissects Machado's experience of an abusive relationship with "the woman in the dream house" using narrative tropes.

The incredibly innovative writing style propels an impactful story that will strike every reader at their core, ensuring that the book will not soon be forgotten after the final chapter.

Perfect for the emotionally complex Scorpio, In the Dream House can't be missed!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl was adapted as an Oscar-nominated film in 2014.
Gone Girl was adapted as an Oscar-nominated film in 2014.  © screenshot/Instagram/@readwith_bree

A modern classic that has led the "good for her" genre of revenge tales, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is the delightfully twisted tale of Amy and Nick Dunne that embodies that darker side of the traditional Scorpio.

When Amy disappears on the morning of their fifth anniversary, all eyes turn to Nick, who has quickly emerged as a prime suspect.

But nothing is as it seems in this chilling and unpredictable ride of revenge, romance, and everything in between.

Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus was originally published on WEBTOON but is now available in print as well.
Lore Olympus was originally published on WEBTOON but is now available in print as well.  © Screenshot/Instagram/readingsalt

The perfect blend of Scorpio's trademark traits, Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe is a graphic novel series that retells Greek mythology following the romance between Persephone and Hades.

This gods-after-dark adventure features gorgeous artwork that blends together the darkness of the underworld with Persephone's passionate, bright light that proves to lift Hades out of his doom and gloom.

Blending elements of the modern world with the classic figures of Greek mythology, Lore Olympus is an encapsulating read for Scorpios looking to fall head over heels for a good love story!

Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie was horror icon Stephen King's debut novel.
Carrie was horror icon Stephen King's debut novel.  © Screenshot/Instagram/horrorholic13

You can't talk about Scorpio books without a good horror novel, and what better to include than a Stephen King classic?

Carrie, first published in 1974, is the iconic tale of the titular teenager with telekinetic powers.

Bullied by her peers and abused by her deeply religious mother, Carrie finally sees a break when Tommy White, a popular boy at school, invites her to the prom.

Of course, the prom takes a turn for terror after a prank sends Carrie spiraling, set on a vicious path of vengeance in extreme Scorpio style.

Now go get reading, Scorpios!

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