Top 5 Wednesday: Covers I’d Live In


T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.


August 2nd: Book Covers You’d Live In
— We all love a good cover but what are some covers you’d like to be transported into?


I was so excited when I read this topic, because I thought it would be sooo easy. I was wrong. Very, very wrong. There are plenty of gorgeous covers out there, but it took a lot of work for me to come up with 5 that made me think, “Oh yeah, I want to be in there!” if I took the story out of the equation. Anyway, here’s what I finally settled on, in no particular order…



puffin chalk cover; links to goodreads


Camille Rose Garcia cover; links to goodreads


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll– Either the Puffin Chalk edition, or the gorgeous Camille Rose Garcia edition.







Jane Eyre cover; links to goodreads



Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë– The Penguin Deluxe Classics edition, which I’ve been lusting after for a couple of years now but still don’t have 😥 I think all the books in the Deluxe Classics line are drool-worthy (or at least all the ones I’ve seen), but this one makes me want to go explore that house.




Through the Woods cover; links to goodreads




Through the Woods by Emily Carroll– This is one of my favorite book covers, and I’m definitely intrigued enough to want to explore those woods.




The Seafarer’s Kiss cover; links to goodreads


The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember– Icy (or snowy?) looking landscape with a mermaid? Yes, please! (I hate summer, ok, and it took conscious effort to not make this list with all winter landscape covers :/ )






Chamber of Secrets cover; links to goodreads



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay– I had to include a Harry Potter book on this list, but choosing just one was so hard! I finally decided to use this one.


T5W: Book Recs for Ravenclaws


T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.


June 7th: Books For Your Hogwarts House
— Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!


First things first: my Hogwarts house. I think I could be happy in Hufflepuff, but I’m definitely a Ravenclaw. I’m always sorted into Ravenclaw and I think I would be most comfortable there.


ravenclaw crest


In no particular order…


cover; links to goodreads


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I just think it would appeal to Ravenclaws, especially the ones like Luna.






cover; links to goodreads



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Yes, I will find a way to incorporate this into almost every T5W.






cover; links to goodreads


The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Four stories, no reading order, and the whole thing is kind of a puzzle. This was the first book I thought of when I thought “Ravenclaw books.”






cover; links to goodreads


If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

I think Ravenclaws might enjoy a mystery involving theater kids, the Bard, and twists you won’t see coming.







cover; links to goodreads


Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

For the Ravenclaws like me who wonder about what happens to kids who visit other worlds, then end up back here.

T5W: Books as Event Themes


T5W is a weekly meme created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey, now hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. You can check out the goodreads group to learn more.


May 10th: Books as Event Themes
— It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??


I feel so unoriginal with these selections, but my imagination has failed me, so here we are. For these, let’s assume money isn’t a problem and these could all be pulled off successfully.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

17735849How would it work?

  • Costumes! (Hats, rabbit ears, etc.)
  • Tea party!
  • Croquet!
  • Invites like these!
  • Hookah? (Think electronic with no nicotine)
  • Paint the (faux) roses red, then take yours home as a party favor!
  • Those tiny bottles of liquor with “Drink Me” labels!
  • So many other options for things!



The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

9361589How would it work?

  • I have actually no clue because it’s been too long since I read this :/
  • Black and white striped decorations with pops of red
  • Time-appropriate attire?
  • Big cauldron with white light inside?
  • Invites like these with “The circus arrives…”
  • Clocks. Clocks everywhere?
  • Tarot readings?
  • Wire tree with candles + holders for the wishing tree?



The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

16101078How would it work?

  • Yellow “brick” road (you could paint stones or whatever)
  • Lots of shiny, green stuff like the Emerald City
  • Costumes!
  • Silver (or ruby, if you go by the movie) slipper decorations
  • Gingham tablecloths
  • Faux mini hot air balloons hanging around
  • Green drinks
  • I’m out…but I actually had a Wizard of Oz themed birthday, once…



The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4671How would it work?

  • Invitations like these
  • 1920s attire!
  • Great music, especially old-school jazz
  • Everything is sparkly; lots of gold stuff, strings of pearls and faux crystals
  • Big, feathery accents and other decorations
  • Champagne (and other alcohol, plus some non-alcoholic substitutes for non-drinkers)
  • Tiny foods that require no utensils to eat




The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

3How would it work?

  • Invites are letters from Hogwarts; RSVP is a short quiz to sort you into your house
  • 4 tables, decorated for each house
  • HP themed drinks, anyone?
  • Plus the food! So much HP food! Plus, gold foil wrapped truffles made into golden snitches!
  • Hanging LED candles, “steaming” cauldrons, brooms, etc. for decorations
  • Apparently quidditch pong is a thing (I snorted my coffee when I found it)

What do you guys think: would you attend any of these parties? And what books do you think would make a good party theme?