TTT | 10 Books that Make Me Hungry

As soon as food walked in the picture I was ready for this TTT, just say “food” and I’m on it.

TTT is curated by theartsyreader so I’ll link up this post to her page if you want to know more or participate 😊

This list contains cookbooks, books that revolve around food, or books that tantalizingly  talk/describe food within the book itself.


Top 10 Books that Make Me Hungry

Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has one of my favorite cafes in London; he has amazing shakshuka and the most airy and light meringues. These are all dishes that are done in 30 min or less, made for the “lazy”, and in 10 ingredients or less! Perfect for quarantine going back to school/work cooking

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Okay so the book is not about food at all but at the end of the book the author shares French recipes inspired by the story itself! You get to make and eat dishes that the characters themselves dined on!

TW: Grief

Chocolat by Joanna Harris

I never read the book but I do remember that I watched the movie and found it enjoyable and quite humorous. Side effects include: binging on anything chocolate.

TW: Nothing to note

Hungry Hearts by various authors

A diverse anthology that states in its premise: “Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked” – They’re not wrong though 👀

TW: Again nothing to note but mention in the comments if there’s a potential TW for other fellow readers 🙂

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

  Now I have a chance to recreate treacle tart, Pumpkin pasties, and Hagrid’s rock cakes! Yessss

Cook for Syria Recipe Book

  Clerkenwell Boy is one of my fav foodie instagrammers, what’s amazing is that he teamed up with several chefs to release this cookbook where ALL proceeds go to aiding Syrian refugees affected by the Syrian crisis.

A Half Baked Idea by Olivia Potts

  This is a memoir on how Olivia; a hard working barrister, overcomes grief one cake at a time.

TW: Grief, loss of a loved one, depression

A Taste of Sage by Yanos S. Santos

  A romance that involves enemies to lovers trope AND is centered around food!? Count me in.

TW: Nothing to note

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

  It includes a cute tea stall at an antique Parisian market and I could just feel that this might be the book that will make me miss traveling and flea markets even more.

TW: Nothing to note

A Literary Tea Party by Alison Walsh

  If you enjoy a nice cup of tea with a slice of cake this book is for you. I can’t believe I didn’t know this existed! The author pairs up famous literary classics like Alice in Wonderland and Narnia with the perfect tea blend and the right treat to go with it! All we need now is some scented candles..


Hope you enjoyed the selection of books!

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Stuck at Home Book Tag

Super excited to have been tagged for the first time by Sienna @Daydreaming Book Lover!

Not too long ago I posted up my own Umbrella Academy Book Tag; it’s my first original book tag so if you love UA feel free to use and repost tagging me @Jawahir the Bookworm 😊❤️

Tag Rules

▪️Thank the person who tagged you

▪️Answer all the questions in this post below

▪️Pingback to the creator | Ellyn @Allonsythornraxx

▪️Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

A massive thank you to Sienna for tagging me, and with that let’s start!


The Questions

What are you currently reading?

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

What’s your favorite ‘ can’t leave the house’ activity?

Netflix, baking, board games (in no specific order)

A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read Forever

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

I heard loads of praise for this series, and I had this on my shelf for 1+ years. It’s about time I started with this one.

An intimidating book on your TBR

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

I’m such a scaredy cat for not wanting to read the third book, but with how The Wicked King ended (I’m having heart palpitations just thinking about it) I’m kind of scared. And the mixed reviews is NOT helping.

Top 3 Priority Books on My TBR

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – Permanent Record by Mary H.K Choi – Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus

I’m about to start Two Can Keep a Secret today, and An Ember in the Ashes is part of @perksofbeingnoura’s book club “The Immortal Bibliophiles” for our Steptember read. Permanent Record is one read I’m now hesitant to read especially after hearing so many negative reviews of this one. I can’t help it though I’m a sucker for contemporary YA romance fic.

Recommend a Short Book

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran – Talking to My Daughter by Yanis Varoufakis

Couldn’t decide which one to rec since they’re both good and yet vastly different; one is a poetry fic read and the other is a non fic philosophy read.

Recommend a Long Book

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

This was the longest book on my TBR and I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it this year. It’s definitely one of my favorite books of all time, its suspense and chilling with just the right amount of mysticism. 

Something You’d Love to Do While Stuck at Home

It’s been a while since I did some collage art, and I really am thinking of taking up that again but it’s been a hassle being creative during these times if I’m being honest.

During my last year of uni, I’ve actually dotted down some sporadic ideas about this fictional fantasy world in my head and writing has been my escape during my boring classes. I think I’ll be picking up my pen again and see where this goes…

What Do You Plan on Reading Next?

Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus

Wanna try and finish this before Sept, so I can get started with An Ember in the Ashes!

I tag the following bloggers 😊✨

▪️ Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den

▪️Lucy @ Sunstar Books

▪️Vee Reading

▪️Val @ Behind That Story

▪️Shruti @ Damsel In The Bookland


I hope you guys enjoyed this! And I hope you’re still safe and healthy during these troubling times, and I know this sounds repetitive and annoying but trust me it will get better and we as a human race will come out stronger because of this.

Side note to other fellow 2020 graduates: Please don’t pressure yourself on getting a job or an internship when you’re in a pandemic and most industries are on hold, most businesses are in jeopardy, and whole governments don’t even have a full fledged plan. I lost my internship in a huge multinational company due to COVID and yeah it sucks but thankfully I’ve got countless other blessings to be grateful for. So take a deep breath, and know you’ll be okay ❤️

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London’s Secret Floating Bookshop | Words on the Water

What? Words on the Water

Where? Regent’s Canal Towpath, Kings Cross, N1C 4LW, London

Type: Second-hand bookstore

Highlights: The bookstore itself! It is literally floating on water.

This post I’ll be speaking to probably one of the most picturesque bookstores I’ve ever seen. Side note: If you’re a Central Saints Martins student at UAL, you are one lucky bastard because not only you’re footsteps away from this bookstore but you also have a killer shopping scene nearby (oh not to mention food markets every weekend right in front of the uni 🙂 )

I’ll be honest it’s not the biggest bookstore there is but it has this quirky eccentric quality to it that I just love about second hand bookstores, and it’s operated by a lone gentleman who is the most polite and welcoming.  

Inside you’ll find knick knacks like vintage armchairs, old radios, and books on every space imaginable, it was such a unique experience and I’ve never been to a floating bookshop before. You can feel that the space resembled the personality and aesthetic of its owner and that made it all the more distinguishable and personal.

Coming off as bohemian more than anything else, the collection of books on hand is reflective of that, I got off with a Jazz book, a classic read, obscure poetry from some East Asian poet, and a psychology non-fic read. If you’re looking to expand your reading this is a great place to go to.

Secondly let’s not forget it’s on scenic and peaceful Regent’s Canal. Located at a remote strip of it, the 1920s transformed Dutch boat takes up a cozy space that’s just perfect to escape the concouphous noise and traffic of King’s Cross station but not too far off from the lively city scene. I remember buying my books and then stopping by the next boat in line to have some coffee before setting on the stone bench across just taking it all in. 

There’s nothing better I tell you.

Snapshots of Granary Square and Nine Yards

Granary Square is not far off, and you’d find weekend markets open out there. Nine Yards recently opened I believe in 2018 if memory serves correct, and it’s this more posh shopping area with nice “organic” cafes. Alternatively head to Dishoom King’s Cross for a delicious Indian feast

Available Online? Yes! They have a website, and I’ve just ordered a book box from them. The book box would contain 8-10 pre-owned books selected by the bookstore, if you have a preference in genre you can make a note about it. It’s like shipping yourself a birthday present! 

They’ve got monthly subscriptions as well or you can request a specific book.

COVID-19 Update? Not sure if they’re open but they offer delivery, click and collect, as well as shipping within the UK, Europe, USA, and for the book boxes they offer overseas shipping (rejoice international bookworms! 🎉 )


I hope you guys enjoyed this post, have you ever visited Words on the Water? Will you add it to your post COVID bucketlist?

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Review ARC | The Dilemma

I would like to thank the author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my own personal thoughts.

Lovely of Danielle to provide not one but two of her works for me to look over and review!

Description Summary | Detailing the brightening and simultaneously the shadowing reality of love, Danielle Holian presents what it is to love someone, give your all, break apart, and blossom up again in a 3 part anthology of poems.

Rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Book Summary | (Skip to Review)

In The Dilemma, Holian uncovers a past love and ventures into the depths of first kisses, the moments of love, late nights and harsh fights all with an ending goodbye through her second anthology of poems. The collection is divided into 3 parts:

  • The Loving 
  • The Breaking
  • The Healing

Holian leaves nothing as the reader begins with the first blooms of love into the full force of it, before moving on to the next where the painful cracks turn to scars and wounds reflecting the falling out of love, and finally the true grace of what it is to heal of a past love and know that you are worth and deserving of the best kind of love there is: self love.

Review

Review

The Dilemma is also an exploration about self worth and self love, but unlike Beautifully Chaotic, Holian’s first book, The Dilemma puts up a looking glass on the wondrous and aching reality of what it is to fall in love and fall out of it.

Personally I did not resonate with this book as I did with the first one, simply because I cannot empathize with a feeling I haven’t felt before. Yet that did not change the fact that Holian writes with not only her heart but with her entire being. I loved how she did not hold herself back in the good and the bad parts of love; this wasn’t a condensing break up song, this was an honest reflection on the failures and lessons of love.

I loved that when writing the poems she took the time to reflect on herself and see the mistakes and miscalculations she might have made. It paints a true grey picture that no one is perfect and is the true meaning of what it is to be human : no one is innocent but we try to be better despite everything.

A particular detail that I took note off is how she describes falling in love for the first time:

“…It terrifies me as I feel I am 

Falling in love for the first time”.

I love the choice of word terrify, too often love is described as this beautiful blossoming thing like sunshine after a rainy day. But this is what I imagine what it is to fall in love; it’s this fear that someone could have a hold on your emotions and heart so swiftly like that. 

Writing

The structure of the anthology is also something that I loved, just like a life cycle she presented her journey in three main parts. None of the parts muddled into one another and you can tell a shift in tone by the last part where the language is more empowering and strong reflecting a survivor who made it out of battle. 

At the same time the change was gradual, kind of like looking at an ombre. It just seems seamless and the flow was consistent throughout

I did think that some were repetitive or written about the same thing but through different words, nonetheless it doesn’t undermine anything in the book.

Do I recommend?  Yes. Though again keep in mind, some writing of heartbreak and abuse may be upsetting for some readers.

About the Author

Danielle Holian is a poet, journalist, and photographer, born in the West of Ireland.

She studied digital media of journalism and marketing in college and has since gained substantial experience in the media field branching off into poetry and photography.

She flourishes her creative love through words and art. She continues her passion for words through her media work as a music critic of reviews and interviews. She documents her interests, sparks, and amusements as she captures moments she relives through her art.

She released her debut book, Beautifully Chaotic, in 2019.

For media inquiries please contact: Danielle Holian: danielleholianmedia@gmail.com


TTT | 10 Questions I Would Ask My Fav Authors (Living and Dead!)

Ngl questions like this get me worked up, I’m always obsessing over asking the “right” question or having the “perfect” answer.

TTT is curated by theartsyreader so I’ll link up this post to her page if you want to know more or participate 😊


Top 10 Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors (Living and Dead)

Alexandre Dumas

Right so I’m being a bit biased here in asking him two questions but he also wrote one of my favorite classics and made me not give up on the classic Lit genre so…

Ques 1 “How did you go about writing The Count of Monte Cristo?” The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite classic read, so hearing how did the story come to life from Dumas himself would’ve been a real treat!

Ques 2 “Did you have any other alternate endings for The Count of Monte Cristo?” The story has gone in so many ways I’m sure he must have had more than one ending and I would’ve loved to see those.

Ghazi Abdul Rahman AlGosaibi

Ques 3 “What is the one piece of wisdom you would give me?” Apart from being a diplomat he was an intellectual thinker and a poet, one of my favorite lines of him is: 

“Remember 

When the wound is tired of crying

It will start to sing.”

Jane Austen

Ques 4 “Do you put cream first one the scone or the jam?” I’m curious and this is a very important question mind you.

Erin Morgenstern

Ques 5 “If you can revive one myth, what or who would it be?” Her tales are always whimsical and fairytale-like, so I’ve always wanted to know her inspirations and influences from the mythological and make belief world.

Leigh Bardugo

 Ques 6 “Would you ever write a non fantasy book?” She did write one of my favorite heist novels so I wonder how she would fare with a realistic thriller book.

Sarah J Mass

 Ques 7 “Are you interested in exploring other mythology or fantasy elements other than Fae?” SJM is a great fantasy writer, she has an amazing ability to maintain interest and suspense within her books so I’m interested to see if she ever gave it thought to write something different.

R.L. Stine

 Ques 8  “What’s your fear?” It would be interesting to find out what it is from the master of children’s horror (he gave me lots of scares but what the hell his books were the best!)

Sarah Dessen

 Ques 9 “How do you have the ability to write up happy endings without feeling repetitive or too “unrealistic”? I think with happy endings the case is, you might end up getting tired of them because they’re just not real life. And Dessen to still write up the fluffiest and cutest of them!

A. A. Milne

  Ques 10 “Can you sign all of my Winnie the Pooh copies”? Fav childhood book! If I could get him alive I would definitely get his autograph. 


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My Favorite Lines | The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

I have recently read The Sun and Her Flowers as part of the Diversify That Shelf readathon, and it easily became one of my 5 star reads. I was busy typing up my favorite lines from the book when I thought: Why not share them like I did with Khalil Gibran’s poems?

So here are my favorite lines from The Sun and Her Flowers! Feel free to save, repost, and share these ✨😊

“Why is it That when the story ends We begin to feel all of it.” – Rupi Kaur @jawahirthebookworm


I hope you guys enjoyed this. Would love to know which of these lines caught your eye!?

FYI pic is from Unsplash

Review ARC | Beautifully Chaotic

I would like to thank the author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my own personal thoughts.

I am incredibly glad that Danielle Holian reached out to me. I picked up her poetry and from the start I was gripped by the words within, I finished the whole collection in one setting and my head was bursting with words to say about this.

Description Summary | Kind of like a darker version of Milk and Honey, Holian presents a spirited character who battles the trauma of abuse and toxic relationships in order to heal and emerge a powerful, beautiful woman because of it.

Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Summary | (Skip to Review)

Holian presents an anthology of poems that revolves around taking power back whilst documenting the feminist journey of surviving abuse and toxic relationships. Divided into four chapters, the reader begins with Destruction and follows it with:

  • Purpose
  • Mourning
  • Healing

The reader is set out to go into the bleak shades of depression and pain, and the darkness surrounds it before venturing into the light with the last chapter that details uplifting poems set to inspire others into loving oneself and deeming it worthy and strong to choose it’s own path.

Review

Review

This is art in it’s unfiltered form; something that demands to be seen and something that pushes the reader to have a reaction or feeling. And I absolutely loved it. There is a sense of empowerment that courses through the pain you see expressed in the poems, and to me that shows a side of courage and vulnerability that too often is mistaken for “weakness”. Holian did a fantastic job of doing this, and making the reader feel like looking at  a phoenix rising from the ashes. 

There were definitely some poems that held my breath and gripped my heart, I was constantly with a pen and my notebook jotting down some of my favorites. This was such a treat.

Writing

The form of writing poetry in a simplistic form such as this, is my favorite type and I believe it would resonate with so many readers from a wider pool. I like how it did not beat around the bush and just gave it straight out. It felt personal and raw, like looking into a secret.  

How the collection is split and transcended into from dark to light, as we followed the heroine in her journey of taking the power back for herself is beautiful. I loved how the chapters were labeled: starting with destruction and ending with healing. What better ending could you ask for?

Do I recommend?  Yes. Be warned some readers may find this triggering as it contains abuse, sexual abuse, addiction, alcholol abuse, depression, rape, and toxic relationships.

About the Author

Danielle Holian is a poet, journalist, and photographer, born in the West of Ireland.

She studied digital media of journalism and marketing in college and has since gained substantial experience in the media field branching off into poetry and photography.

She flourishes her creative love through words and art. She continues her passion for words through her media work as a music critic of reviews and interviews. She documents her interests, sparks, and amusements as she captures moments she relives through her art.

She released her debut book, Beautifully Chaotic, in 2019.

For media inquiries please contact: Danielle Holian: danielleholianmedia@gmail.com


DTS Readathon Wrap Up!

For 10 days, I’ve gone straight to the books for the Diversify Your Shelf Readathon which was adapted from @theperksofbeingnoura . There’s been unexpected surprises, 5 star reads, and even a DNF.

Tis’ been a wild ride if I do say so myself.

Prompt Completion

Happy to say that I’ve accomplished my reading goals! While I wished I read at least 5 books, I’d take the 4. I’ll definitely write up reviews for some of the books, so keep your eye on the blog for those 👀

The Surprise Read

I honestly made an understatement with this one, even for the first two chapters I was kind of playing along with it and wasn’t really into the story. But it wholly redeems itself and now I cannot wait to get my hands on the remaining two books of the trilogy! It’s a slow burner at first but don’t give up on it!

The 5 Star Read

It’s isn’t surprising to see a five star rating next to Rupi Kaur’s name, and rightfully so. Her poetry really speaks to me and I love it’s simplistic form rather than others who may find it too “basic” and “instagram oriented” I guess? The second book is far better than the first one. She’s currently working on her third book cover so I’m excited to see what she has in store for us!

The DNF Read

Unfortunately this means that Wicked as You Wish got a DNF. I loved the Filipino representation and how we got a Filipino MC. However I just couldn’t get into the story; it was a chaotic mess. It’s like cooking up a dish without looking at the recipe and dumping too much of everything and anything.


Extra ✨

Here’s a cute lil pic showcasing my read TBR (go easy on me it’s my first time trying to create a “bookstagram” worthy pic 🙈)


This challenge has definitely pushed myself to read more diverse books, and I loved seeing all the lovely TBR selections of other book bloggers! Definitely added more books on my TBR shelf because of this.

I loved the length of it especially, it wasn’t dragging nor was it a fast paced one; I felt 10 days is a good duration. I can’t speak for other readers but to me I did not feel like there was pressure to complete all prompts and everyone was like really chill about their reading which was cool.

Have you participated in DTS Readathon? Will you be willing to participate next year?

TTT | 10 Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

This is a fun TTT! Had to scramble my brain for a bit for this one, and some of the books I may have not read but I thought they would make for awesome adaptations.

TTT is curated by theartsyreader so I’ll link up this post to her page if you want to know more or participate 😊


Top 10 Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movies

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A diverse retelling about an iconic fairy tale figure!? Now that would be an epic show or movie, and Netflix is the perfect outlet to reinvent traditional classics such as Cinderella. Can you imagine the series being divided for the whole Lunar Chronicles with each princess having her own show!?

TW : Abuse, death, non-consent medical treatments, imprisonment

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

I could imagine this having a stellar and hip soundtrack to jam too, lots of sass and sarcastic humor. Not to mention the vibrancy that is NYC!

TW: Nothing to note if I missed something kindly mention it in the comments 🙂

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

I know it looks like I’m stuck on retellings but this one is too good to ignore. I’m definitely getting Dark and Ares vibes out of this 😍

TW: Death, murder, rape, sexual abuse, drug abuse, addiction, suicidal thoughts, suggested adult-minor relationship.

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namely

This looks like it could be such a fun adaptation! I’m imagining the humor of Jane the Virgin mixed in with Hugh Grant’s dry British humor.

TW: Again Nothing to note but mention in the comments if there’s a potential TW for other fellow readers 🙂

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo

 Since we’ll be getting an Enola Holmes film that features Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock’s younger rebellious sister stepping into her own criminal investigations, why not have another adaptation that features a strong female detective attempting to catch one of the world’s most famous killers?

TW: Death, blood, gore, torture, animal abuse and torture.

Bad Blood : Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

 I’m utterly obsessed with Netflix documentaries/doco-series, and I’ve seen them all from drug cartels to true crime to corporate scandals. I would love to add Silicon Valley to the list 👀

TW: Nothing to note

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

  This reminds me of Netflix’s Set It Up which is one of my fav Netflix original films and rom com movies. It’s a lovers-enemies-lovers trope? Seems like the perfect night-in to me!

TW: Nothing to note

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

  I’m a sucker for fluffy and sweet movies just as I am for books, this seems like the perfect summer movie! It includes a bucket list, ice cream parlours, and a “boy next door” type of love trope. Super cute.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

  This definitely has Outlander vibes in the sense you’re traveling between two different time zones of different regions with two different MCs! : Present day Brooklyn to 1700s Paris amidst the French revolution. I can never get enough of historical fiction 😍

TW: Depression, suicidal thoughts

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

  Another parallel “reality” novel but this would be amazing if it got adapted properly to the screen. It speaks about an important and often discarded part of the history of African Americans; The Tulsa Race Riots. I suggest to look it up if you don’t know about it, it’s crazy how many Americans weren’t taught or were made aware of this before. In specific I recommend Youtuber Bailey Sarian’s vid.

TW: Racism, Derogatory words and Ethnic stereotypes (in particular to African Americans and Native Americans), violence, attempted rape.


Hope you enjoyed the selection of books!

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Music for Books : Persephone (Lore Olympus)

Recently I have been captivated by Lore Olympus and the story of Hades and Persephone. So I sent out an email to Underworld CORP trying out my luck to reach Perse because she’s just the cutest!

Long story short, she got back to me, we made baklava, and basically music binged on Youtube and Spotify all night long. Hope you like Perse’s playlist and as usual I’ll leave my guest to sort out the song choices 😊

Oh Hello everyone, My name is Persephone (but you knew that already…ugh I’m not good at this) 

Okay okay, Hi everyone so I’m Persephone Goddess of Spring (and allegedly the Queen of the Underworld?), and although music kind of reminds me of a really bad situation with someone I’ve been with…I won’t allow it anymore. I kind of miss whistling tunes and humming songs while I work in the fields back in the mortal realm, but so much has changed that you even have computers now!

Anyways, I’ve been listening to all of these wonderful artists and remixes. And then I started building up my own playlist! Eros even approved it! 😉 

Hopefully you guys enjoy it and and…thank you for taking the time to listen to me! 🙈

Just Friends ~ Audery Mika

You know that place when you’re in the friendzone but you still kind of hug him too long or think about his lips too long…then you say stuff friends wouldn’t say to each other 😳

Backyard Boy ~ Claire Rosinkranz

 This to me is the rush of our first meeting. I kind of liked him but “liked” him. It’s the confusion of the early butterflies and you’re wondering why you’re listening to this song wishing to meet him again.

Ride With Me ~ Pink Sweat$

 “I just got a whip with the all-black tints” – Hades is obsessed with his cars, and this line reminds me of our car rides 😍

Experience ~ Victoria Monét ft Kahlid and SG Lewis

 The idiot thought he didn’t deserve me, so he kind of went back to his ex (who is a total bitch btw). I’ve never felt jealous before and I was still hoping just like this song; caught up in a bittersweet love 🙁

Honesty ~ Pink Sweat$

 I realized I had feelings that went deeper than I imagined…I was falling in love. 

What if I Told You I Loved You ~ Ali Gatie

  I wanted to send this to him badly, but he wasn’t mine. Plus look at that song cover it has a butterfly that is blue..

Moonlight ~ Ariana Grande (Orchestral Version)

   He thought I wanted the sun but little did he know the moon and the stars were what I craved. My legs ached as I swayed to this tune again and again on the rooftops, stuck in my dream..

My Favorite Clothes ~ RINI

   Hades sent me this via a drunk text at 4:00AM, he deleted it straight away thinking I wouldn’t notice but I did. And I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Constellate ~ Fleurie

  He saw my power and potential and did not balk from it. He lifted me up and we flew across his kingdom, if starlight were a song this would be it.

You Don’t Own Me (But You’re Planning Your Revenge Against that Abusive Man) ~ Remix by L0user

It took a lot of strength but I.will.not.be.afraid.of.him.anymore. He will not make me his next “Olympian” because I refuse to be a trophy wife.

No Tears Left to Cry ~ Ariana Grande

Too many people tried to tear me down, Ariana sang it to my heart! You bet I will be strutting to this the next time I waltz into Olympus 😉


Enjoyed this playlist? Any recommendations for Persephone?

Check out my review for the book: Lore Olympus

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