Capricorns. At our best, we’re determined, responsible, and (this might be subjective) hilarious. At our worst, we can be controlling and have expectations for others that are simply to high to be met. Here are some books for my fellow Caps!
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1. ) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice is a comedy of manners centered around the Bennet family, a family of five daughters where the parents are desperate for at least one of them to make a wealthy match and save the next generation from destitution. Austen’s story engages with the tension between marrying for love, rather than wealth or social prestige, and the pressure to assure financial security. Originally published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the best-loved and best-selling novels in English literature of all time.
Okay, I might be exposing us here, but Capricorns are secretively hopeless romantics. Yeah, we’ll make fun of romcoms and pretend we don’t have feelings, but if your Cap is attracted to men? They’ll love/are already in love with Mr. Darcy (but c’mon, who isn’t?) If your Capricorn is attracted to women? Elizabeth Bennett is one of the sassiest women ever written. Caps love sass. If your Cap is attracted to both? Good luck. And finally, if your Capricorn is attracted to neither? They’ll enjoy the witty banter and the story of a man who comes off as a cold, arrogant jerk, but is really just awkward and ultimately scared of rejection.
2. ) Because You Love to Hate Me by Various Authors
Leave it to the heroes to save the world — villains just want to rule the world.
In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential Booktubers to reimagine fairytales from the oft-misunderstood villains points of view.
These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains vengeance, defiance, and rage — and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurred them on. No fairytale will ever seem quite the same again!
What can I say? Capricorns love the underdog, especially when they’re villains with a point. This book just speaks to us. Renee Ahdieh, Marissa Meyer, and Victoria Schwab all have stories in this book, and that’s not to mention the other ridiculously talented authors and booktubers who contributed as well! Marissa Meyer’s, The Sea Witch is my absolute favorite. Can you guess who it’s about?
3. ) What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
In the late summer of a long-ago year, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy.
Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.
As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.
I read this book a long time ago, but it left a very distinct impression on me. Spooky, twisty, and with a very unexpectedly strong character that actually makes good decisions, this book will entrall your Capricorn. Don’t try to get their attention when they’re reading this one, especially if they’re at the last quarter of the book. Trust me.