The Zodiac Signs That Love A Spicy BookTok Read

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If you've found a renewed passion for reading thanks to the countless recommendations on BookTok, you aren't alone. After being completely swept away by a novel, there's nothing more satisfying –- and sometimes urgently necessary –- than jumping into a discussion with those who have just traveled through the same universe as you. And when it comes to books of the spicy variety, we're willing to bet the more avid readers fall under a few particular zodiac signs.


With books like "Secretly Yours" and "It Ends with Us," romance books continue to blossom on BookTok, and readers simply can't seem to get enough when it comes to the passion, lust, and drama of a spicy read, especially when it comes via book influencer recommendation. While fire signs are the most likely to come to mind when considering the zodiac signs that will absolutely devour a romance novel, they certainly aren't the only ones eager for a swoon-worthy and steamy love story.

Mysterious Scorpio

Known for their mysterious allure and sex appeal, it's no surprise that Scorpio would top our list for spicy BookTok fanatics. This water sign doesn't shy away from exploring the deeper and darker aspects of the psyche, and when it comes to love, it can be deeply passionate and even possessive. They're true romantics at the end of the day. "Their emotions run wild in the bedroom and this is where Scorpios truly feels most expressive," Lumi Pelinku, an astrologer and spiritual coach, tells Well + Good. "They can go from sensual to passionate and primal. They like to dominate, but wish nothing more than to please their lovers."


When it comes to spicy BookTok reads, we can easily imagine Scorpio with their hands on the hottest of them all,  and as a dreamy water sign, we're willing to bet they also jump at a good, spicy fantasy, including "From Blood and Ash" by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Mysterious Scorpio may also fall head-over-heels for a well-written erotic thriller, as they're total suckers for a good suspense story.

Emotional Cancer

The romantic homebodies of the zodiac, these nurturers love to cozy up with a good book and a warm cup of tea — but that doesn't mean they don't want a bit of spice in their stories. Cancers care deeply for their loved ones, and in relationships, they fall quickly. Dreamy romantics, they're the type to think they've truly met their soulmate constantly. As a water sign, Cancers may also be a bit of a wishy-washy quality that accompanies their feelings of being swept away. "They fall for people in a quick and sudden burst. Yet, as quick as they are to fall for someone they're just as quick to change how they feel," astrologer and author Alberto Toribio tells Today.


"Rush" by Maya Banks is the forbidden love story sure to please this water sign. The thrill and romance of this secret relationship are ideal for Cancers who love a deep connection and captivating magnetism.

Adventurous Sagittarius

It goes without saying that these adventurous archers enjoy a spicy BookTok read, especially if it's full of action. When it comes to love and romance, these carefree comedians value freedom above just about anything else, and they crave a certain thrill factor to keep things interesting.


"Sagittarius is a free-spirited sign that needs to know they can be themselves in a relationship," astrologer Rachel Lang tells Well + Good. Spicy, psychological thriller and BookTok favorite "Verity" by Colleen Hoover is a great pick for Sagittarius, holding all the elements they crave for entertainment. The twists and turns of this thriller will have Sagittarius fully entranced. They may also be a fitting audience for the spicy fantasy series BookTok fans are totally obsessed with, like the "A Court of Thorns and Roses" series, which certainly has no shortage of steamy and spicy scenes. Either way, those who belong to this fire sign may have a tricky time sitting still long enough to get through an entire series, but they're also known for their philosophical minds and wise perspectives. And, hey — audiobooks are always an option for these busy adventurers.


Magnetic Leo

Leos are known for their love of being adored, and this certainly is amped up in their romantic relationships. Leo is a zodiac sign that craves the spotlight and has fans aplenty. And while Leos care deeply for their loved ones and will always step up to bat for them, they aren't too fond of being outshined or underappreciated. "You have to let them take center stage," astrologer and best-selling author Lisa Stardust tells USA Today. This fire sign is no stranger when it comes to the dramatic and the passionate, and spicy BookTok reads are right up their alley.


For this fiery main character, a drama chalked full of steamy romance, like Sarah J. Maas' "A Court of Thorns and Roses" is ideal. This enemies-to-lovers read is a hit for a reason, and Leo is likely to be fully on board. With elaborate and dreamy landscapes, dark and dramatic scenes, and a main character they can easily daydream about, this series has everything a Leo wants and needs in a book.