Your acquaintances know you as the life of the party, your closer friends know you as a hard-to-reach recluse, and your true friends see that both sides of your twin personalities are a part of your genuine curious, erratic, lovable, weirdo Gemini self. For the season of our favorite two-faced—*ahem* many-faceted—complex social butterflies, we have some juicy, thought-provoking reads to keep your adventure-seeking spirit engaged.
The Perfect Books to Read If You’re a Gemini!
1. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
The perfect salve for your wanderlusting Gemini soul is Jenna Evans Welch’s Love & Luck. Take in Ireland’s breathtaking green hills, countless castles, and fairytale forests as heartbroken Addie tries to mend her heart, and her relationship with her brother, while trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with said brother and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan.
2. I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
You’re deeply curious. You love a good exposé or documentary. Kit Frick’s I Killed Zoe Spanos is exactly the type of mystery-thriller to captivate you. When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she finds a community on edge after the disappearance of local girl Zoe Spanos—who bears an eerie resemblance to Anna. Anna becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected, and when Zoe’s body is found in a lake two months later, Anna confesses to manslaughter. But Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied with Anna’s hole-ridden confession.
3. SLAY by Brittney Morris
There’s the ‘you’ your friends at school know, the ‘you’ your family knows, the ‘you’ you are with your boyfriend, the ‘you’ you’re by yourself—the many sides of your versatile personality exhausts even you. SLAY protagonist Kiera Johnson can relate. By day, Kiera is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson academy. At home, she joins thousands of Black gamers on a secret Black Panther-inspired RPG card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not even her boyfriend, but when a local teen is murdered over a dispute in the game and an anonymous troll threatens to out Kiera and sue her for “anti-white discrimination,” her separate worlds begin to collide.
4. My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong
You love a good party—and so does My Summer of Love & Misfortune’s Iris Wang, whose parents send her away to visit family in Beijing to “reconnect with her culture” and “find herself.” While Iris does think this will be a good time to hit the reset button on her admittedly terrible summer, all she expects to do is eat a few dumplings and visit a tourist hotspot or two. But in this Crazy Rich Asians meets Love & Gelato novel, Iris finds herself swept up in the opulent world of Beijing’s wealthy elite with enough parties, romance, and drama to give any fun-loving Gemini a run for their money.
5. The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
There’s no mistaking that you’re an air sign. You’ve been called hard-to-pin-down, you never really feel settled, and when your fight or flight kicks in—you tend to take flight. Ali Collins, protagonist of Jessica Brody’s The Geography of Lost Things, knows the vibe. When her estranged father passes away and leaves her his 1968 Firebird convertible, Ali knows she won’t keep it. But when the buyer offering a load of money for the car lives 300 miles away, Ali has a problem: she doesn’t know how to drive a stick shift. But her ex-boyfriend does. Can a tension-filled trip with an ex teach Ali that some things are worth saving?
6. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
You have a definite creative side that can’t be ignored. Emergency Contact’s protagonists both have similar unrelenting artistic streaks. Penny is fully devoted to her writing, while Sam dreams of making a gritty documentary. Both of them are pretty alone with their art (and their feelings), so they decide to be each other’s Emergency Contact—and find themselves turning to each other again and again, opening themselves up in ways they never thought possible.
7. The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Jumping from one hyper-fixation to the next, you’re a sucker for immersing yourself in great world-building. Recently wrapping up with The Toll, Neal Shusterman’s Arc of Scythe series is sure to captivate. Set in a world where all of human knowledge has been gathered into a sentient cloud which has perfected society to the point that humans do not naturally die, a group of humans called Scythes are responsible for mandating death upon society and two Scythes-in-training must work together to uncover the corruption of their supposed utopia.
8. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
You may be passionate and inquisitive—but at the end of the day you’re indecisive. You can see both sides of the story, and are often swayed by the people you love. So you’d empathize with Belly’s impossible choice between Conrad and Jeremiah in Jenny Han’s first series The Summer I Turned Pretty. Belly has spent every summer with these polar opposite brothers, and they are everything to her. But one summer, the boys she’s known forever begin looking at her like they’ve never looked at her before—and are suddenly at odds with each other.