If you were born between June 21 and July 22, and someone tells you Cancer signs are too emotional, you can thank them for the compliment.

Let us rephrase: you are gifted with high levels of emotional intelligence. You are your friends’ safe place because they can trust that you will understand and take care of their feelings. You are both the friend who won’t let others do stupid things alone and the friend who won’t let others cry alone. And you are probably the first one to know who in your friend group is crushing on each other because of your fluency in social cues.

To wish all our Cancer besties a happy birthday, we’ve compiled 7 books that celebrate their creative, loyal, and romantic personality – and yes, these will probably make you reach for a tissue box.