Good Reading : December January 2005
36 goodreading reading by the stars Aries 21 March – 20 April You will find your world opening up this year. Friends and partners may bring you new opportunities, inspire you to travel or urge you to take on new challenges.You may be drawn to things of a philosophical, religious or politi- cal nature. Books to enjoy include A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi, Songlines by Bruce Chatwin, Emma by Jane Austen, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro by Iain McCalman, The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton, Best Friends by Cathy Kelly. Taurus 21 April – 20 May Music, friends and travel will be key features of 2005, as well as a desire to explore your dreams and the ancient wisdom of the world.You may feel the need periodically to withdraw from the world and may need to release stress through some creative outlet. You will be engaged by Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton, Here be Dragons by Sharon Penman, The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, Modern Man in Search of a Soul by CJ Jung, The Wedding Day by Catherine Alliott. Gemini 21 May – 21 June You might find yourself questioning the very essence of your life during 2005. It may seem to you that close relationships are urging you to change through a series of subtle power struggles, which could herald a powerful phase of renewal and opportunity. Books that will bring you pleasure include The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory, In the Shadow of the Ark by Anne Provoost, When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession by Irvin D Yalom, The Naked Husband by Mark D’Arbanville, The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal, Beloved by Toni Mor rison, States of Grace by Charlene Spretnak. Cancer 22 June – 23 July During 2005 you will feel the need to express your deepest self and manifest your secret dreams through art or another creative outlet.This may require taking risks and let- ting go to your creative flow. Books that will inspire you include Twilight of Love:Travels With Turgenev by Robert Dessaix, My Life by Oskar Kokoschka, Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh edited by Mark Roskill, Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore. Leo 24 July – 23 August 2005 will bring you the opportunity to explore your creative potential through art or children or romance. Feelings of frustration or constriction could be your greatest teachers in 2005, providing you with opportunities for growth and the limits within which to manifest your creativity. Books that will inspire you during the year include Drawn from Life by Stella Bowen, Dreamtime Alice by Mandy Sayer, Sixty Lights by Gail Jones, Sibyl’s Cave by Catherine Padmore, Passion by Jude Morgan, Madras on Rainy Days by Samina Ali, Geography by Sophie Cunningham. Virgo 24 August – 23 September During 2005 you could feel the need to make profound changes in your life, especially in your intellectual attitudes and your social sense of yourself.You might be drawn to things of an arcane or secret nature, especially those with a religious or spiritual dimension. Books that will engage you during 2005 include Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy, The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Emma Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Spinning Round by Catherine Jinks.