5 Books to Get You Through this Mercury in Retrograde

Mercury in retrograde got you down? Feeling like you just want to bury your head in some literature and hide from the world? Here are five books to help you get through it! 



1. ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover

Educated is the story of a girl who rebels against her survivalist family and seeks out an education. Despite having a stubborn, close-minded father and an abusive older brother, she defies all odds to go to school and eventually earns a PhD from Cambridge University. If you need a motivational tale to get you through this period, Educated will leave you feeling inspired and ready to accomplish anything you set your mind to.


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2. ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)’ by Mindy Kaling

Leave it to Mindy Kaling to lighten the mood during this retrograde period. In this book, Mindy lets us take a peek into her life and shares her thoughts on friendships, relationships, and Hollywood, with convenient stopping points along the way. If you need something lighthearted to get you through these next three weeks, pick up Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns).


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3. ‘Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash

In the age of online dating, this lighthearted romance novel will have you swiping right. Virtually Yours is the story of NYU freshman Mariam, and her struggle to choose between three online dating matches, two of which she has history with. Read along as Mariam struggles to decide if she should listen to her heart or an app.


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4. ‘Falling Toward the Moon’ by r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake

If this mercury in retrograde has you feeling weighed down and alone, try reading some poetry to soothe your soul. Falling Toward the Moon is an introspective collection of poems that will have you embracing solitude and exploring every corner of your own mind. Embrace the silence and accept seclusion as a gift.


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5. ‘Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic’ by Vanessa Montgomery

We couldn’t survive a retrograde without at least one astrology guide to help us through. Star Power is an easy-to-follow guide to all things astrology for both beginners and experienced mystics alike. This book breaks down everything from your birth chart and planetary shifts to what signs you’re most compatible with. Use this to ease your mind and better understand how this mercury in retrograde might be affecting you. 


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