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Witch-ify Your TBR

It’s officially October and the fact that it is somehow already October aside, it’s also official spooky season. In Australian Holloween in the Americanised/commercial sense isn’t on the same level as the US but I do love a good witch story and I thought it would be fun to put together a list of recommendation if you are looking for something a little bit magical or mysterious.

These books mainly concern witches and magic since I do love them (and I am not a huge fan of horror.) But there’s also a mystery in there.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McClemore

This gorgeous book weaves the tale of the Nomeolvides women in the most enchanting prose. McClemore is a wordsmith. This is one to pick up if you are looking for a book to sweep you away.

Find my review here

“Love grew such strange things.”

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

With morally-grey characters and magical duels and a badass woman ready to bring it all down, An Unkindness of Magicians is one to read if your looking for a VE Schwab-esque read set in New York

Find my review here

“Did you always mean to break it?” Grace asked. “Shadows?”
“I mean to bury it,” Sydney said. “And to salt the earth behind me.”

Reign the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Bisexual necromancers, need I say more?

Find my review here

“Tonight, I’m going to live. One last time.”

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

If your looking for something creepy and atmospheric and girls taking their revenge on the town that wronged them this is the book for you.

Find my review here

“I can feel it in the air, in the spray of the sea, in the hollow spaces between raindrops. The sisters are coming.”

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Prefer your Halloween reads without magic and with a whole lot of mystery and plenty of gay? Follow up with White Rabbit and your night is set

Find Last Seen Leaving on Goodreads and my review of White Rabbit here

“There was a corpse in my neighbour’s front yard.”

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

It’s dark, it’s a little creepy, there’s magic and love.

Find my review here

“Where I will wander, I am certain I will decide.”

A Curse of Ash and Embers by Jo Spurrier

For an easy and entertaining read with curses and magic and witch pitted against witch.

Find my review here

“Bodies break, skin tears, but your mind is your greatest weapon and your strongest shield.”

Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic

Sumptuous and bewitching, this is one to read if you want to taste the magic on the air before you.

Find my review here

 “But it didn’t matter, because this showed everything I was.

That I was wicked.
That I was wild.
That I would not be curbed.”

Circe by Madeline Miller

The original witch is finally given her due and is front and centre in this breathtaking epic.

Find my review here

“When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.”

Have you read any of these, if so what did you think? Or if you have any recommendation let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “Witch-ify Your TBR

    1. Soon I hope! It’s on my more immediate tbr, I was going to include it and a couple more I’m waiting to read but I just did the books I’ve read or it would start getting out of control 😅


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