It’s that time of the month again! To see what the stars have in their cards for you over the coming few weeks… but more importantly; which romance books should you be putting on your TBR pile this month? Don’t worry gal, I got ya!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Hey Taurus it is YOUR time right now! With your star sign at ascension you are feeling on top of the world and you are full of zest for life. This month, channel those creative energies into a new project (or three); take up painting, writing, learn a new language, finally Marie Kondo your wardrobe, create one of those desserts you’ve salivated over on Masterchef… It’s all up to you! This month you need a book that is as full of life as you are, so read Rachael’s Johns’s latest rural romance Something to Talk About! It’s a heart-warming, delightful tale of small towns, quirky loveable characters and just enough romcom beats to keep you chuckling!
It’s the opposite of love at first sight…or is it?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis you have been taking on ALL the tasks over the last month. Not content to ride out iso from the comfort of your couch you’ve been cleaning, hustling and moving for weeks now! Yes, this is a good time to get your kitchen cupboards in order, or finally alphabetise your book collection. However its equally important to just relax and de-stress. So, dear Geminis it’s time for you to take a break, put on a face mask, sit in a bubble bath, play some Enya music, and have some self-care time… The perfect cosy read for your self-care is Under The Vines a collection of novellas by Tricia Stringer, Lily Malone and Jacquie Underdown. That’s right, 3 sweet vineyard themed romances for you to enjoy as you sip from a glass of rose and chill out!
A collection of charming rural stories from three bestselling Australian authors.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Dear sweet Cancers you are FEELING all the FEELS right now. You’ve become a bit of an emotional vacuum, brought to tears over cute hedgehog videos on TikTok and spending eons of time moodily staring out your windows listening to sad Spotify playlists. And that is TOTALLY fine! Emotions are super important, but it’s important to balance out all that deep existential thinking with some frothy fun content! I recommend reading Taking Care of Business by Brenda Jackson. It’s sexy (SO sexy), it’s fast paced and it has just enough heart for a few feels along the way!
He wants her no matter what the cost…
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo Queens you are STRUGGLING. Vivacious, creative and theatrical you live for the spotlight and you are feeling very unseen with all this social distancing. Please don’t give into the urge to become a TikTok star, yet, and instead channel your drama queen energy into some books! I recommend this historical novel filled with lust, intrigue and just a few sexy corsets…
In the second novel in Joanna Shupe’s the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is-and too irresistible to deny.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos, we love your detail oriented ways and the way you always strive for perfection. But this month it’s running you a bit ragged! Here’s your reminder to sometimes put on your sweatpants and binge some reality TV! To let your hair be a little iso-crazy (messy buns are ALWAYS in fashion babe!) and wear your Uggs around the house (or some cute fluffy socks, they do not have to match!). This is your time to break some rules (just not social distancing rules) and let go a little. To help you on your wild ways I recommend reading a Mills & Boon Modern… Or two…
Mills & Boon Modern – Seduction, glamour and sinfully seductive heroes await you in luxurious international locations.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
My Libra gals! You are rocking right now! You’ve made banana bread, are halfway through a very successful binge watch of Gray’s Anatomy, and you’ve got a Zoom catch-up scheduled for almost every night! I don’t know what to say more than; keep going gal, you are killing it! To match your positive go-getter vibes this month I recommend reading The Charm School. It’s a historical romance novel. WITH PIRATES. I said it.
Even love needs a little push sometimes…
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio you are so BUSY right now. You have filled every waking hour with crafting, working, baking, exercising, catching up over FaceTime and more! And you are LOVING IT. It’s filling all of your water-sign emotional needs PLUS your kickass scorpion energy. I get it, your schedules are really FULL right now (and you’re Scorpios, you don’t like listening to opinions), but nonetheless, if you can squeeze it into your calendar I recommend reading Annie West’s latest book Contracted to Her Greek Enemy. Its sexy, it’s set in paradise (for all you Scorpio queens with serious wanderlust right now), and best of all it is SHORT! The perfect thing to slide into your jam-packed schedule for a bit of shelf care!
‘I wouldn’t date you for a million dollars.’ ‘How about two million?’
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sag Queens, it’s time to stop scrolling for a sec! Yes, you have spent the last month free-falling through social media for the last month, obsessively refreshing your News apps, listening to too many daily news podcasts and obsessively scrolling through Facebook and Instagram for updates on the world. And I get it, it’s hard to feel ok unless you have all the information at hand. But sometimes it’s ok to switch off for a few hours and tune into a different reality. To that end I recommend binge-reading a new fantasy series, for example King Hall by Scarlett Dawn, for a literal escape from this world for a while.
A fresh, meaty, sink–your–teeth–in–and–hold–on–tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn you are feeling a little dreamy this month. You’ve already fallen in love with at least five characters from the various TV shows and movies you’ve been bingeing (and you’re following them all now on Instagram), you’re staring out a lot of windows at the sky and having VERY vivid dreams. You’ve definitely found yourself daydreaming that a handsome rakish duke will whisk you off behind some curtains for an illicit kiss at the next ball (or are you deep diving too hard on your Downton Abbey/Outlander re-watch)? Who’s to say? To that end I recommend getting thoroughly swept away by some historical romance this month, for example Their Marriage of Inconvenience by Sophia James…
Opposites in everything…except needing to marry!
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius you have serious wanderlust FOMO this month. Your travel plans have been cancelled, with no new dates in sight, and you’ve found yourself spending hours scrolling through all your travel itineraries, Pinterest mood boards and saved Tripadvisor pins again and again. Don’t despair Aquarius you’ll get there eventually! In the meantime I recommend doing some more positive armchair travel through holiday destination books, for example Lovestruck by Bronwyn Sell, set on a GORGEOUS Whitsunday Island…
A clever, heartfelt romantic comedy about a charming family who live in the most romantic place on earth but can’t catch a break when it comes to love. For fans of Marian Keyes, Star-Crossed and Offspring.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces this month you’re going to be really into skincare. Yep, you’ve decided THIS is the month you’re really going to get on top of your skin. You’ve done your research (a Pisces is always on top of all her options), you’ve ordered your products and now you’re waiting anxiously for them to arrive so you can finally get that radiant, glowy skin of your dreams! Well I can’t help with skincare. But I can recommend a few short and sexy romance novels, the quick-read length perfect for while you’re waiting for that clay mask to dry or that sheet-mask to set! (Or both, probably both tbh).
He never expected to rule…she never expected to be his bride!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, my bold ambitious queens, this month you are STRUGGLING to get your motivation back into groove. To get what feels like your last working braincell through each day to 5pm. I get it! It is so hard to stay on-track when you’re at home all day! I recommend some spicy 80’s power ballads, a daily dance break and choosing to wear your most flamboyant outfit for a Sunday evening at home. Trust me. I also recommend diving into Renee Dahlia’s latest glamourous romance set in the high-powered, high ambition world of Ascot racing!
One fast horse, and a whirlwind romance set among the glamour of Royal Ascot.