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Books for the dependable, grounded sensualists born 20 April – 20 May.

Renowned for commitment to the long haul and constantly striving for perfection, Taureans make excellent employees, great friends and even better partners. You’re bullish when it comes to schedules or any compromise on the finer details. But it’s this dedication to excellence that makes you an unwavering, and not-so quiet, achiever. Here are some books for the go-getters.

  • In the bestselling The Life Plan, leading life coach Shannah Kennedy sets out a step-by-step strategy to help you identify your true self and values, declutter and simplify your life, improve your time management and create structures that will help guide you towards your goals and visions.

  • A page-turning and bittersweet novel following Daniel and his troubled marriage with Rosie, and the very different lives of her three sisters, as they navigate the period between the First and Second World Wars.

  • A devastating flood on the Hawkesbury almost wipes out the young colony, bringing to the surface many secrets and desires in this masterpiece of historical fiction

  • In 2011 Turia Pitt made headlines for having barely survived a terrible bushfire in the desert. She is now one of the most inspirational women in Australia.

  • DK Australia

    This book is packed with projects, advice and inspiration – start feeling good about what you can achieve instead of guilty about what you can't.

  • Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .

  • 'A masterly portrait of a truly virtuous and dedicated man' New Yorker

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