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Literacy Lists: Witches

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So it’s October and I couldn’t think of a better theme for this month than witches. Admittedly I could also have gone for vampires, especially as The Beautiful has just came out, or scary stories in general but I’m in the mood for a witchy list and am always on the lookout for new suggestions of stories that features them. Here’s ten of the ones that immediately spring to mind for me; if you know any others then I’d love to hear them.

Hex Life: Wicked New Tales Of Witchery by Various Authors

What better way to start off this list than with a collection of new witchy tales? These stories include works by authors that I’ve enjoyed in the past as well as others whose books are on my TBR. Plus the stories in it sound so intriguing. How could I not want to read a book that states that ‘Even the kind hostess with the candy cottage thought of herself as the hero of her own story. After all, a woman’s gotta eat.’

A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness

This book has been on my TBR forever so I’m determined to finally get on with it soon. I tried watching the show but couldn’t fully get into it but I found the characters and world interesting enough that, despite my experience, it only heightened my desire to pick up these books. Witches, vampires & daemons; how have I not read this already?

Witches Of East End by Melissa de la Cruz

I’m that terrible reader (at least lately) whose seen the show but not read the book in this case. I adored the television series however so obviously I want to pick up this book. With witches in it who can resurrect people from the dead, see the future and cure most any heartache this sounds like an interesting read even if the show hadn’t brought it to my attention however.

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I found this within it’s Goodreads description: ‘For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things: a sacrificial altar, a ritual knife and a wicked scar.’ How could I not want to read it after that? A world where witches are hunted and burned though; where there’s an ancient war between the witches and the church; where a witch ends up married to a witch hunter… I need to read this!!

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

This sounds like such a thrilling book (and I own a copy of it, along with two others in the series). A world where a genetically engineered virus killed half of the world’s human population and exposed creatures of dreams and nightmares that had lived in secret until then. A witch whose used to confronting criminal vampires, dark witches and homicidal werewolves. A main character whose marked for death unless she can appease her former employers… I need to get on with this one soon!

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Okay so I don’t think this book actually contains witches but I’m pretty sure that they come into the series in later books. At least that’s what I’ve been led to conclude based on the show and, as I haven’t yet read book one, I felt that this had to be the one that I mentioned. If this series is anything like it’s television adaptation I’m just going to absolutely adore it’s witches. They left me addicted to the show and just… someone please tell me they’re similar whenever they appear?

Black Witch by Laurie Forest

This is another book that I own and still need to read! It sounds fantastic though and just like the sort of book that I could fall for. The granddaughter of a famous witch who saved her people is utterly devoid of power. It doesn’t take her long after being given the opportunity to attend a prestigious school to find out that it’s a very dangerous place for her. Just my sort of book! Plus the quote on the cover – what dark power is it in her veins? Another I need to pick up ASAP

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

The time-span of this book sounds incredible; there’s such a range of times and places mentioned in the blurb and just… wow it sounds good. I need to know more about this creation that causes it’s creator’s own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. I fully intend to read this sometime; although I must confess that if Goodreads is correct then I find it’s size slightly daunting :L

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

Part historical romance, part modern fantasy – I’m sure this book will be interesting to say the least. I love the sound of both timelines and can’t wait to learn more about Gideon. A warlock with the power to make someone immortal who then goes on to hunt her across time… simply put it sounds brilliant.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

This book definitely has different witchy vibes than most here but I couldn’t make a book about witches without including this series, could I? It’s easily one of my all time favorite series and I love everything about it so much. The world, the characters, the magic, the danger… everything.

So those are some of the witchy books that I love the sound of. Hopefully I’ll get some of them read soon and naturally I’ve already read the Harry Potter series on numerous occasions. Have you read any of these books? Do you have any other suggestions of witchy reads for me? Or even shows and films… I generally end up enjoying most things featuring witches. Let me know in the comments section below (:


7 thoughts on “Literacy Lists: Witches

  1. YES I am loving all the witch love in the post!! I don’t think I have read many books with witches to be honest (except Harry Potter of course) so this is great!!
    Serpent and Dove does sound so interesting and it has so many parts which I think I will love so I’m eager to read this one!!
    And now I know a lot more witchy reads, I like that you included a variety of different books and lots that I hadn’t heard of so thank you!!

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    1. Thank you ❤️ I honestly can’t believe how few I’ve read considering how much I tend to love them in TV shows.
      Ooh yay hopefully we’ll both get a chance to read it soon then (: it does sound amazing.
      Aww thank you ❤️ if you ever want anymore I still know a couple of other books about them. There are loads on my TBR; I just need to start reading them all.

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