welcome to a new type of post! I’m not sure how well this will go, but I think it will be fun. Today I’m trying to combine two of my hobbies, tarot, and reading! For a little background, I’m not truly practiced with tarot, I’m honestly a beginner but we all have to start somewhere and I think this is a fun way both to get to know my cards better, and to remind myself of what books are on my physical tbr because I wont lie, it grows bigger every day.
So, I guess you want to know how it’s going to work right? I’ll split my deck, separating the major and minor arcana (Major being cards through 0-21) and work solely with the major arcana. That’s because I feel like I can relate them more to books than I can the minor, and that was a spoiler! Yes, I will be relating them to what I know of the books off my TBR. So for example, if I pulled the fool, it would be books about starting a journey etc etc.
I CANNOT take full originality for this idea, ABOOKATHOUGHT created the wonderful COLOURFUL BOOKISH SUNDAY series which inspired me to get thinking about making my own kind of TBR series and then READACROSSTHESTARS & DUNGEONSANDCANDLES over on Instagram helped me turn this into something that fitted who I am, I can’t recommend the three of them enough
So, let’s get into it and I’m sure you’ll all come to understand what’s going on! Please leave a comment down below if you think this is a series you’d enjoy reading.
Keywords: Hope, Solutions, Self-Awareness.
When the sun shows up in a reading, don’t doubt the confidence you feel hiding at the edges. You’ve come through the murkiness of the moon, the trauma of the tower, and now you can see with full awareness, where you are. You get to take a moment in the sun, in joy.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR IN BOOKS TO RELATE TO THIS CARD
books that feature HOPE & VICTORY. Worlds lead by a character who hopes for a better world and works for it. They may not have a happy ending, but there is a strong focus of a character or world based on these things.
THE BOOKS OFF MY TBR
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.
Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.
☀️On The Come Up
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
☀️Clap When You Land
Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…
In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.
Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.
And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other
☀️The Girl and the Stars
Yaz is torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.
Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength. And she learns to challenge the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people.
☀️The Priory of the Orange Tree
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep
☀️Cardcaptor Sakura 2
The beautiful new teacher in Sakura’s class, Kaho Mizuki, soon reveals that she’s a shrine maiden with magic powers of her own. But as always, the struggle to capture the Clow cards is woven together with the mysterious — and complicated — threads of love and affection between Sakura and all the people in her life. Will her heart be strong enough as she faces the one who will judge her worthiness to master the cards at last?
☀️Tokyo Ghoul: Days
Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.
Many conflicts and incidents arise involving the clientele of the café Anteiku, where Ghouls gather. Yoshimura, the café’s owner, is harboring suspicions about a certain someone. What sort of darkness will that person bring between those who hunt and those who are hunted? This book chronicles six all-new stories from the Tokyo Ghoul universe.
A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata’s love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as “King of the Court.”
Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club… only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama!
☀️Attack on Titan 6
On the way to Eren’s home, deep in Titan territory, the Survey Corps ranks are broken by a charge led by a female Titan! But this Abnormal is different – she kills not to eat but to protect herself, and she seems to be looking for someone. Armin comes to a shocking conclusion: She’s a human in a Titan’s body, just like Eren!
THE BOOKS I’M PRETTY EXCITED FOR
☀️Attack on Titan 6
☀️Tokyo Ghoul: Days
☀️The Girl & The Stars
☀️Clap When You Land
TOP OF THE TBR
Like most of you, I’m trying to keep my immediate tbr short, because otherwise I would never get to it. So I’ve stuck to two, this time one novel & one manga, both which I am hoping to get to ASAP!
☀️Attack on Titan 6 – I’m working my way through this series bit by bit and it’s been pretty hit or miss so far and I want to continue forward to try and decide if I want to keep on with this series
☀️Red Rising – I was intrigued by this since so many of my friends love this book, and it went onto my 5 before 2021 TBR, but I honestly didn’t know what it was about and now that I do, I’m genuinely excited for it.
Tell me if any of these are on your TBR! or, have you read them? Would you associate them with this card? let me know down below!