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Reads for Taurus Season: 5 Books for the Steadfast and Stubborn

Ana Perez is an Associate Marketing Manager for Education & Library at Simon & Schuster. Her love affair with literature officially began in fifth grade after reading The Giver by Lois Lowry, and has not stopped since. Her favorite books include Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, and anything by Margaret Atwood. Aside from reading, she adores baking, birding, astronomy, and hiking. Follow her adventures on Instagram: @motjustes.

 

Those born under the sign Taurus are ruled by Venus and are characterized by equal measures of steadiness and stubbornness. They are full of boundless patience, loyalty, determination, and seek beauty in everything. Taurus season is for getting comfortable and settling in, which makes for the perfect reading conditions. Here are some suggestions that celebrate this lovable bull.  


Mr. Flood's Last Resort
by Jess Kidd

To know a Taurus is to know they are stubborn, and Cathal Flood might as well be a patron saint. Alone in his rapidly crumbling mansion, which is full of his life’s possessions and a menagerie of feral cats, his new caretaker, Maud, faces her most veritable opponent as she tries to get his house in order. This book is full of charm, quirky characters, and a heartwarming story of an unlikely friendship.

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Mr. Flood's Last Resort
Jess Kidd

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation
by Ottessa Moshfegh

A Taurus loves the tactile satisfaction of a cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, and never passes up a chance to snugglethey luxuriate. MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION is the best, most extreme, and depraved version of this tendency. Fall into the unnamed narrator’s medicated ramblings as she self-alienates herself for a year to try and fix her life. It will make you laugh out loud and feel less guilty about spending an entire afternoon on the couch.

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh

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The Gastronomical Me
by M.F.K. Fisher

Food is central to Taureans, it’s a major perennial self-care and treat yourself mentality. THE GASTRONOMICAL ME by preeminent food writer, M. F. K. Fisher will transport you to the fields of southern France and have you dreaming of butter-laced pastries and sun-soaked produce in her simple, enchanting prose. Her writings are a joy to read, each sentence as delicious as the food she conjures up.   

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The Gastronomical Me
M.F.K. Fisher

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Reads for Taurus Season: 5 Books for the Steadfast and Stubborn

By Ana Perez | April 24, 2020

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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

A Taurus is as dependable as the phases of the moon or the ebbs and flows of the tides, and what’s more important than a reliable best friend? Charlotte Lucas is the epitome of a sensible friend. A consistent and true counterpoint to Elizabeth throughout PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, she exemplifies how we all need those who know what’s best for us regardless of differing points of view.  

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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

The first sentence of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is among the most quoted in literature, and sets up the humorous and ultimately timeless tale of proper English society, unspoken intentions, and true love acquired. Pride and Prejudice is a classic that adeptly traces the intricacies of social status, manners, and relationship rituals in nineteenth-century England, through which all the love between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy eventually blossoms.

Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research.

Read with confidence.

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On Trails
by Robert Moor

As an earth sign, Taurus has a kinship to nature and expresses a knack for logical reasoning. They are grounded by their common sense. In his book, ON TRAILS, Robert Moor delves into the questions: what are trails and how do they form? Merging travel, memoir, history, and science writing with the gratification of finding meaning in the chaotic, this surprising adventure story forges its own path from the philosophical to the everyday.  

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On Trails
Robert Moor

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