Aries: Neverland by Margot McGovern
Gather your courage, Aries. This month, we’re off to Neverland
! But this is not the children’s story you know. This tale of an island boarding school for mentally ill teens is a raw and tender YA debut from Australian author Margot McGovern. After doing herself near-fatal harm, Kit has returned to her island home. But it's a place she hardly recognises- the witch and the mermaids are hiding and the pirates have sailed to more bountiful shores. In their place is Neverland and its inhabitants - damaged teens too sick to be in regular school, watched over by her psychiatrist uncle. And now Kit is one of them.
Taurus: Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
Out damned spot! You won’t be able to get Jo Nesbo’s re-telling out of your mind, Taurus!
Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo's Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships. Get ready to helter-skelter through the darkest tunnels of human experience.
Gemini: Saga Land by Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason
This month, go on an adventure with Richard and Kari through the beautiful and forboding country of Iceland. Part travelogue, part personal memoir with a little history and plenty of Icelandic saga’s thrown in, it’s no wonder Saga Land appeared on the 2018 Top 101!
Cancer: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
Just because Autumn is well and truly here doesn’t mean you should hole up in your book-nook until Spring, Cancer. Poets and philosophers have known it for centuries, but now the science is in! Nature makes us happier, healthier and more creative. Take Florence Williams’ brilliant new book The Nature Fix on your next trip to the great outdoors and let her wisdom sink in as you enjoy the fresh air.
Leo: The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater
Take a fictional trip to Estonia and Russia in this breathtaking WWII tale of four young people who find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.
Virgo: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary-Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Your challenge this month, Virgo, is to #ReadItFirst! The beloved novel about a secret literary society on a tiny British island under Nazi occupation is coming to a cinema near you, and though we know it’s going to be a delightful film, nothing will bring you quite as much joy as experiencing the story in it’s original form.
Capricorn: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty
The stars are aligned for you this month, Capricorn! Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty is the deliciously addictive tale of a rivalry that was once harmless fun spiralling out of control. Make yourself a hot cup of tea, put on your fluffiest socks and settle in – you’re not going to be able to put this one down!
Aquarius: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
We know you like to be ahead of the trend, Aquarius, so you’re probably already re-reading the number 1 book on the 2018 Top 101: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Re-reading an old book is like re-connecting with an old friend. Don’t rush it, and don’t feel guilty for reading your favourite chapters two or three times. We’ve all done it.
Pisces: The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
The stars are telling us that you’re having trouble saying how you really feel, Pisces. Don’t worry. Everyone has those days. The trick is to think outside the box! This April, read our Book of the Month The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland and find out how a young girl and her grandmother find a unique way to communicate.
Libra: Little Gods by Jenny Ackland
Lucky you, Libra! The universe has dropped a very special book in your way this month. Little Gods by Jenny Ackland is being hailed as the successor to Jasper Jones, a funny, rare and original novel about a remarkable girl who learns the hard way that the truth doesn’t always set you free. Get your hot little hands on this soon-to-be-a-classic now!
Scorpio: Am I There Yet by Mari Andrew
Adulting is notoriously difficult, and our psychic powers tell us that you’re in need of a little extra guidance this month, Scorpio. Never fear! The brilliantly original, witty and wise Mari Andrew is here to help you navigate the journey to adulthood. Whether you’re standing on the edge of the Peninsula of Possibility or trapped on the Isle of Heartbreak, Mari has some wise words (and hilarious comics) to help you out.
Sagittarius: The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones
Start the month by making sure your reading chair has the appropriate number of cushions and at least one extra-comfy blanket. Make sure your tea supply is fresh, your kettle is full and your phone is switched to ‘Do Not Disturb.’ You will not want to be interrupted as you read The Death of Noah Glass.