We know how special your birthday is, so we’re sharing a monthly run-down of everything you should read, watch, wear, and do to celebrate your big day. Tune in every month as we share a guide to having the best birthday month, all according to your zodiac sign.
Libra: the season we ring in chillier weather, start tailgating again, and spend hours in front of the TV when all of our favorites come back (looking at you, Law and Order: SVU). But there’s more to do this month than enjoy all the fall vibes—it’s time to celebrate your birthday, Libra! Here’s what the stars are recommending for your perfect birthday month:
What to Read
What it's all about: When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.
Why Libras will love it: Everyone is talking about this adorable new romance, saying it's one of the best of 2021, which Libras will love getting in on (and the steamy romance doesn't hurt either).
What it's all about: A young Black woman must rely on courage, laughter, and love—and the support of her two longtime friends—to overcome an unexpected diagnosis that threatens the most precious thing she’s ever wanted: motherhood.
Why Libras will love it: This story (the first in a three-book series) explores friendship in a way that will make Libras think, laugh, and cry.
What it's all about: Picking up where Union left off in her first book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, this series of stories and essays explores motherhood and her surrogacy journey, racism in the entertainment industry, and even includes a letter to her character in Bring It On.
Why Libras will love it: Union's vulnerability will inspire Libras through every single essay.
What to Watch
1. The Last Letter From Your Lover
What it’s all about: A journalist uncovers a sordid love affair between a 1960s couple from a series of love letters.
Why Libras will love it: Taylor Swift’s beau Joe Alwyn, a sweet romance, and fabulous 1960s fashion.
2. Bachelor in Paradise
What it’s all about: Favorites from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette all meet up on a tropical vacay to find love (or maybe just fame?).
Why Libras will love it: Lots and lots of drama, steam, and something you can talk about with all of your friends.
3. Sex Education
What it’s all about: Season three of our favorite show of high school students reimagining what sex ed looks like (in a way that actually might teach you something) follows the gang as a new head teacher comes to wrangle what’s been dubbed “The Sex School.”
Why Libras will love it: British accents, sex positivity, and hilarious (yet accurate) depictions of high school.
What to Wear
Libras are all about comfort and ease, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about style (some might even say they rival Leo as the most fashionable of the signs). Whether it’s spending a day at home, running errands, or going on a date night, they’re going to feel good and look good doing it.
What to Do
1. Clean out your camera roll
The most social of the signs, Libras likely have a lot of memories in their camera roll—but it’s probably also bogged down by screenshots and dozens of the same selfie because you “just couldn’t choose.” Delete all those photos and screenshots you don’t need and organize what you can into folders so you can easily sift through all your favorite memories without scrolling for days.
2. Call an old friend
Libras are known for being some of the friendliest people you’ll meet, which is why they often find themselves with a ton of acquaintances they only speak to on occasion. Make a note to reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Libras are the best for having a long conversation with because they’re so great at active listening and engaging, so you’ll be sure to bring a smile to someone’s face by giving them a call.
3. Host a rom-com movie night
You can’t tell us fall isn’t one of the best seasons for a romance movie night. All the classics like When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, The Parent Trap—they are just quintessentially autumn. Gather your best friends, buckets of apple cider (perhaps spiked with champagne), and lots of cozy blankets for the perfect night in.