Ahhh, Geminis. You are one of the most beloved of the Air signs, and that’s coming from an Aquarius. Geminis are often stereotyped as two-faced and fake, but we’re here to spread the word! These Air signs are layered, multifaceted people who can adapt to any group they are placed in. They are most commonly extroverts, clever, and carry all the gossip. Geminis are incredibly unique, and we wouldn’t want them any other way!
To properly celebrate Gemini season, we’ve picked five books that exude their energy perfectly. Find a place for these novels on your shelves, or recommend them to another bookish Gemini!
5. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
When it comes to making decisions, whether it be picking out a spot for lunch or figuring out their feelings, Geminis tend to falter a bit. This seems to be the case for Isabel “Belly” Conklin who is returning to their family friend’s beach house for the summer. Belly has reunited with Conrad and Jeremiah since her first summer, but this year, something feels different. She always knew she’d end up with a Fisher, but which one? Not to mention Cam, a classmate who had a crush on her for the longest time. The Gemini energy is intense in this love triangle.
4. The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
Geminis are always one step ahead and are one of the most clever signs. These are extremely useful traits to have when playing chess, and Beth has got them both. At a young age, Beth became a chess prodigy, using the game as a means to escape her tumultuous childhood at an orphanage. However, as she got older, Beth had also been carrying the weight of addiction and was desperately trying to save herself from destruction. Her cleverness gained her recognition, and she began to climb her way to the top against difficult competitors. Beth’s Gemini-like instincts and intelligence are hard to beat!
3. One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
Because Geminis can blend in anywhere, they always know ALL the tea. In the sequel to One of Us is Lying, gossip is what stirs up the most trouble for this high school once again. Despite Simon’s passing being the death of his gossiping app, dozens of copycats have popped up but have yet to fill Simon’s shoes. This all changes when a game of truth or dare begins, and more secrets and gossip is revealed. Geminis will wanna stay within earshot to hear how juicy this story is.
2. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
As stated earlier, Geminis are not necessarily two-faced, but rather have multiple sides to them. This is exactly the case for Kell, a magician who has the rare ability to travel across parallel versions of London. On paper, Kell serves as an ambassador for the Maresh Empire, where he uses his magic for official assignments. As far as his side hustle, he’s a smuggler who allows others a glimpse of magic for a hefty price. When things go sideways, Kell and robber Delilah Bard must work together to save all Londons. Geminis will love to unwrap each of Kell’s layers!
1. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
Finally, these last two protagonists check off a lot of the Gemini boxes. Geminis don’t dwell on the awkward and embarrassing, and that’s exactly how Evie and Carter meet. The two are hard-working individuals at competing firms in Hollywood. After an awkward meeting at a Halloween party, the two hit it off. But when their agencies merge and they are competing for the same position, Carter and Evie show surprising sides of themselves. Between the two being extroverted, multifaceted, and optimistic, Geminis will love sinking into this steamy romance!
Happy Gemini season! For Taurus book recommendations, click here!