Knowledge thirsty Aquarius is always looking for new inspiration, ideas and something to get excited about. When it comes to your book list, we bet you are on the look out for something that will spark that big brain, give you much to contemplate and then share with the ones you love best.
Check out this new list, curated especially for you, with themes geared around your interests, personality and innate characteristics. Enjoy!
1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Elon Musk
If you don’t know who Elon Musk is, Aquarius, Google search him now and come right back. Seriously. He may just be your new hero.
A modern day genius, entrepreneur, engineer and innovative business man, he is the brain behind Tesla electric cars, PayPal and SpaceX, a program which, among other milestones, was the first to make a rocket from reusable parts, which could make space travel more affordable.
His company’s work on making solar energy more accessible and affordable is groundbreaking and quickly becoming a reality! Innovative and tech-savvy Aquarius should be fascinated by this non-fiction work that details Musk’s extraordinary life – and how technological innovation is changing the world.
2. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Reading this notoriously creative Japanese writer is like stepping into a different universe. It’s hard to explain what this book is about, however, you will most definitely not be bored by it. A man’s wife leaves him and in his loneliness and confusion, he befriends the next door neighbor’s teenaged daughter. Sort of.
For the highly imaginative Aquarius, this book will be exactly the kind of challenge you relish, keeping you on your toes and engaged throughout as you try to navigate the gigantic, strange world of Murakami.
3. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
You might recognize this title by the 2004 movie made popular by Will Smith. What you may not know, is the movie was taken from only one concept from the original book. The story follows a robot psychologist, as she recounts her career in robot development.
Set in the future where robots are an every day part of our lives, she describes how that came to be – and all the problems that came with it. I,Robot is a story about humanity – and how a man-made machine might navigate a world where they are treated as second class citizens, when they want to prove they have emotions as well.
Are they dangerous or helpful? Altruistic Aquarius should have a good time with this one, as leaving people out for any reason is not acceptable, and everyone deserves a chance.
4. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Okay, this book is definitely not for everyone and it is a tome to be sure. However, it’s one of the ultimate books about non-conformity and the price of maintaining your personal integrity no matter what happens to you. It’s a beefy book, but it involves a character so independent and self-assured in his beliefs, that he won’t bend for anyone or anything.
Rebellious Aquarius does not work well with bossy people, or anyone who would challenge their beliefs or create injustice. Opinionated, independent and firm in their ethics, Aquarius should be properly wowed by this long but philosophical and unusual tale of Howard Roark, an uncompromising architect.
5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
This inspiring and touching tale is about a small boy who prophesied his own death, and the very remarkable life he leads. Told from the perspective of his best friend, this highly intelligent, well-spoken and thoughtful boy is a mesmerizing character, and any Aquarius could easily identify with his sense of humor, purpose and reputation as a lovable and intriguing outcast.
Aquarius is a true individual, and has the ability to make their mark on anyone who comes into their lives, just as Owen Meany does. Even though you aren’t known to be emotional, Aquarius, it’s hard to imagine anyone reading this novel without getting all the feels.
These books can be enjoyed by anyone, but were particularly selected for you Aquarius!
Let us know how you felt about these stories, and if we hit the mark. What are some of the books you really identify with?