If You're A Scorpio, These Are The Books You Need To Read

Becoming attuned to your astrological sign opens a whole new world of possibilities. Not only are you able to understand your emotional self to a deeper degree, but you present yourself with the opportunity to dive into your personal preferences in a new way. Discovering which books to read based on your zodiac sign may seem odd at first if you're not accustomed to astrology, but these suggestions can teach you something you may not learn otherwise. You never know if you'll fall in love with a different genre, or a contemporary author, when approaching your to-be-read list from this perspective.

If you're a Scorpio, you're a deeply intelligent individual who's drawn to things that are as intense as your personality. Riveting thrillers are right up your alley, and once you've found an author you love, you'll be as loyal to them as you are to everyone else in your life. Connecting your reading experience to your astrological nature is an elevated experience which is something all Scorpios yearn for in their personal lives. Channel your undying passion into a new pastime and pick up a few of these titles to get started.

Thrillers are perfect for Scorpios

If you're a Scorpio, you'll feel right at home in the thriller genre. Books like "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn are immediately going to pique your interest because they're dark, gritty, and intellectually stimulating (via Yahoo!). In general, thrillers appeal to your investigative nature, and the story of Amy Dunne's disappearance is going to keep you up at night as you try to piece the clues together.

You'll experience this same sense of unfolding secrets and breathless mystery when you read "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier (via The Things). Centered around an unnamed protagonist, "Rebecca" follows the young woman's journey to Manderley, where she's confronted by the memory of her husband's deceased wife. Everyone at the estate speaks fondly of Rebecca, but the protagonist's husband refuses to discuss the subject, and the protagonist spirals deeper into her obsession with Rebecca as the story goes on (via The Guardian). Is a ghost really haunting the halls of Manderley, or is it all in the protagonist's head? There's only one way to find out!

Du Maurier is a gothic queen, so if you happen to enjoy "Rebecca," you can dive into her complete catalog of stories and indulge your moody curiosity even more.

Embrace the drama in these books

As a Scorpio, you're probably known for being a bit dramatic. This is because, as a water sign, you're more attuned to your emotions than others (via Style Caster). There's no middle ground for a Scorpio — when you feel something, you feel it all the way through. Which is why you'll fall in love with "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë. This novel is a classic for a reason. It's filled with lust and longing, darkness and grief, and every other emotional adjective you can imagine.

"Wuthering Heights" tells the tale of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. The romantic relationship between the two is oftentimes volatile and unpredictable, and the novel explores the impact this has on them both. You'll be completely embroiled in their theatrics, to the point where you'll feel emotionally invested in what happens to their characters throughout the novel. It's the perfect reading experience for someone who's as attuned to their emotions as you are — though you may find it difficult to separate yourself from the story upon its conclusion.

Another book you'll love as a dramatic, passionate Scorpio is "Circe" by Madeline Miller (via St. Joe County Public Library). The novel is centered around Circe, a powerful witch who's seen as the villain after she is banished to a desert island and begins tapping into her occult powers with more fervor (via author Madeline Miller's website). A powerful story of a woman scorned fighting to protect what she loves most in the world? Yeah, this book was practically written for Scorpios.

Scorpios will love this YA trilogy

In addition to reading moody thrillers and dramatic novels, you'll enjoy an array of topics as a Scorpio reader. Different genres appeal to your multi-faceted personality, so it's a good idea to switch things up between one book and the next. Another great option for you to try is "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (per Pure Wow). You'll love the character of Katniss Everdeen and her loyal, independent nature. The other books in the trilogy, "Catching Fire," and "Mockingjay," are equally compelling reads, so you may want to invest in all three.

If you're seeking something to read in the nonfiction genre, "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k" by Sarah Knight is perfect for you. We have a feeling the title alone has drawn you in, and rightfully so. As a Scorpio, you probably don't care about what other people think of you, which is an enviable trait. Knight's book is billed as self-help, but it's so much more than that. You'll learn how to apologize less, master the art of polite honesty, and you'll discover how to only devote your energy to the things that truly matter (via Vogue).