I’d say this is a pretty typical Blogtober post, huh? Well, I’m definitely going to repeat some of these recs from if I’ve ever done a post like this before, but who cares? As follows are my best recommendations for witchy books!
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic tells the story of the Owens sisters Sally and Gillian as they face love, loss, and the legacy of Maria Owens. This spellbinding novel is captivating and charming with a unique voice and features the perspectives of Sally, Gillian, and Sally’s two teenage daughters.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Rin Chupeco casts us into the world of Tea and other asha. In this fictional land, magic separates asha into categories, and Tea is a Dark asha, only able to utilize runic magic to draw up the dead and defeat ancient monsters. But political intrigue, romance, and personal relationships are just as important to the asha, and as we know from the Bard, Tea will travel a long way in three short years…
The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
Set in wine country in France, this book explores the world of vine witches: witches who tend to vines of grapes and produce spectacular wine. But these witches don’t just deal in wine and fruit, they also manage revenge and secrecy, good fortune, and occasionally love.
The Winter Sisters by Tim Westover
The Winter sisters live in rural Georgia, offering minor healing and small spells to the locals. But of course, religion and medicine stack against them and the sisters have faced their fair share of skeptics. When a new doctor comes to town, he finds himself drawn to the sisters and also irritated by their “charlatan” ways–until he discovers for himself what kind of healing they offer.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
This book–the first in the duology–is an origin story. A retelling of The Little Mermaid, the duology looks at how magic and mermaids collide in a seaside town in Denmark. Pseudo-historical as well as magical, Henning creates a world where witches are feared and rightly so. A young sea witch can, after all, change the entire ocean with just her grief…