Hello Taurus season! Our Taurus friends are often known for being stubborn and independent, but they're also very patient and reliable. We've chosen these books because they remind us of the best qualities of our loved Taurus friends!
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Mr. Flood's Last Resort by Jess Kidd
Maud Drennan is a dedicated caregiver whose sunny disposition masks a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her haunted, in the company of a cast of prattling saints who pop in and out of her life like tourists. Other than visiting her agoraphobic neighbor, Maud keeps to herself, finding solace in her work and in her humble existence--until she meets Mr. Flood.
We recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading magical realism.
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle.Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one.Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.
We recommend this book to those who love unexpected fantasy books.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.
We recommend this book to everyone who loves page-turning science fiction novels.
Hungry Hearts by Caroline Tung Richmond and Elise Chapman
A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the pastries she makes at her family's pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that can cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother's life. Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life's hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, "Have you had anything to eat?" Where magic and food and love are sometimes one in the same.
We recommend this book to those who love short stories and food!
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed
f I Could Tell You Just One Thing... presents life lessons from some of today's most accomplished voices in an engaging collection of profiles including: President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Caitlyn Jenner, Margaret Atwood, Sir David Attenborough, Annie Lennox, Sir Richard Branson, Jude Law, Harry Belafonte, Simon Cowell, Jo Malone and James Corden. Paired with a specially commissioned pen-and-ink portrait, each essay and its illuminating nugget of life advice is gathered together and is sure to surprise, entertain, and encourage readers--and leave a lasting impression. From advice for grads, to guidance on work and relationships, creativity, spirituality, and survival, there are words in these pages that will comfort, motivate, and inspire.
We recommend this book to those who are looking for a motivational book.