Read Your Sign: Cancer

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Cancers are romantic, nostalgic, driven by emotion, intuitive, creative and inspired. If you were to enter the mind of a Cancer, you’d find a dreamy land of imagination and creation. When you want to sit down with a great book, no ordinary book will do. Whether it’s a rich, engrossing story of adventure or an enthralling piece of nonfiction, you need something that really grips you at the core and takes you on an enlightening journey. You want to learn something from each book you pick up, perhaps a new word, enriching concept or imaginary color. This list has been hand-picked to satisfy, enchant, thrill, amaze, excite, delight and electrify the inspirited Cancer mind.


1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by Mimi Sheraton – Because the Cancer is prone to cozy, comfortable evenings in that include doting on and cooking for your family and friends, this book is included to satisfy that foodie within you. Written by Mimi Sheraton, this book is informative and delightfully delectable. Myriad types of food from every part of the world are discussed in this unique book. Beware, this book will leave your mouth watering and your stomach grumbling.

Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine by Joseph Campbell – In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi, a goddess studies scholar, collects Campbell’s lectures on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures. Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine and sheds new light on how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration. This energy is of the womb, and water gives life. Ever leading with the heart’s wisdom, Cancer embodies the divine feminine.


Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – This novel is about Alex Claremont-Diaz, son of the President of the United States (the first women President!), and Henry — one of the princes of England. What starts as a PR campaign to show the young diplomats being friends shifts into a secret romance. The boys are both extremely protective of one another and deeply loyal, just like you, Cancer; and we go on the journey of themselves (and one another) amid political shenanigans and external pressures and approvals.

How to Hold a Grudge by Sophie Hannah – Cancers are known for holding onto the hurt. Hannah says holding onto a grudge can lead to our “happiest, most optimistic and most forgiving selves.”

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry – Cancers will love this engrossing modern-day twist on the classic Gothic novel the story both astonishes and satisfies. In short, The Lace Reader is great entertainment Finely rendered moments make this a novel to savor― with a story that is as textured as it is imaginative… a story that readers will find as lovely as a swatch of handmade lace.

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro – For family-loving Cancers, this tale follows the true story of Dani Shapiro when she takes a DNA test and finds out she is not who she thought she was. A story of the secrets families keep and why.

Check out more Cancer authors at the Homewood Public Library!

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