tarot reading: on the come up

One of the things I realized while I was on hiatus is that I want to write more posts with tarot readings in them as I learn more about tarot. Tarot and crystals are the things I am most fascinated by in witchy things, and since this is a witchy book blog, I think adding more tarot posts would be appropriate. Today, I’m doing a reading for a book I haven’t read, Angie Thomas’ recent new release, ON THE COME UP.

Now, let me tell you, I did NOT like THE HATE U GIVE. I know I am super in the minority, but I just…wasn’t impressed? I think the story is super important and really relateable for a lot of teens and I will push it for my own teens at work, but personally, I did not like the writing very much and didn’t think it was as amazing as people were saying. Still, I am curious about ON THE COME UP, and had hope that I might like it better than THE HATE U GIVE, so I asked my new deck (courtesy of a Unicorn Crate box), if I would like ON THE COME UP better than THUG. This is what the cards had to say…


Ten of Cups is a card that represents contentment when upright, but when reversed signifies sadness. I interpret this to mean I will definitely not like ON THE COME UP more than THUG. When this card is reversed, it can also signify that something is blocking the joy the upright card can bring, which could certainly be true in the case of me reading this book since I know I’m already going into it convinced I won’t like it. This card could be a suggestion to go into this book with a more open mind than I currently have for it.



    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      thanks! I love tarot so they’re fun for me to write 🙂

  1. Susan Crosby on

    Ok this is really interesting… so my question is…. will you read or not read a book based on what the card says and then compare or just go with what the card says because that would be a super cool thing and I would love to see pre and post posts… but not my blog but that’s cool.

    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      I won’t let a card influence whether or not I read a book, but I probably will be interested in comparing my opinion of the book in reality with the card I pulled. I haven’t done any post reading tarot posts for books I’ve tarot-ed before reading, but that is def a cool idea!

    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      me too! so far my readings have been pretty accurate but I’m hoping this one won’t be!

  2. Marie on

    I’m really looking forward to more of these posts,I always love them so much! I hope that you’ll end up enjoying this book better than THUG, can’t wait to hear what you think of it 🙂

    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      thank you, Marie! <3 <3 I love doing these posts and I've been getting super into tarot recently so you can definitely expect more tarot/books posts :) I'm also thinking of doing a daily tarot card draw on my twitter, though not necessarily bookish.

  3. VunikaRose on

    I know this is an old post but I never thought about doing this kind of reading before! What a wonderful way to involve tarot in your everyday life! X

    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      thanks 🙂 I haven’t done a post like this in a while so thank you for reminding me of it!

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