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Books for the assertive, resourceful decision-makers born 23 October – 21 November.

Scorpio, your passion for life is infectious. At times terrifying, absolutely; but also inspiring. Calm, cool keeper of secrets, you’re also a seeker of truth, determined to solve the mysteries of the universe. And we have the feeling you’ll be telling us when you do. Here are some books to fire your ever-inquisitive spirit.

  • Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared into thin air, his job once again threatens everything . . .

  • This is not your standard white-girl-in-Africa tale. I fed no babies, I built no schools, I saved no rhinos. Self-discovery came a distant second to self-preservation on this particular adventure.

  • The thrilling new blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

  • The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time and space to introduce us to the world, the universe and everything in this groundbreaking book, the best selling popular science book of the 21st century.

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