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Witchy October Reads

So far, it has rained every day in October.

Safeway has Halloween candy out and ready to buy.

My coworkers are trading skeleton memes.

I’ve restarted The Magnus Archives.

This is my favorite time of year.

I’m not really feeling scary books this year. Witchy books, though? I’m all about those.

I fully intend to read at least one of these books during the month of October.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert. Image from Amazon.

I’m still reading the first book in this series, Get a Life, Chloe Brown, but I’m 99% sure I’ll be buying the sequel soon.

Dani Brown is bisexual and a witch.

I’m here for it.

The Girl and the Witch’s Garden by Erin Bowman

The Girl and the Witch's Garden by Erin Bowman

The bookseller I bought this from commented that the cover looks like a Studio Ghibli movie.

This book reminds me both of The Fairy Rebel by Lynne Reid Banks and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

I’m hoping it’s more interesting and less traumatizing than the movie Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe. Image from Amazon.

I’ve seen this book compared to Kiki’s Delivery Service approximately 1000 times.

It’s about a witch who doesn’t have very much magic.

UGH, RELATE.

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis. Image from Goodreads.

I bought this book mainly for the cover. I mean, LOOK AT IT.

In this book, a teen witch tries to escape poverty by bringing people back from the dead.

She has a pet dog, which seems important.

Also, the comps for this book include Lovecraft Country and Candyman.

I can’t wait.

A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens

A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens

I KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THIS BOOK WHEN I BOUGHT IT.

AGAIN, I MOSTLY PICKED IT FOR THE COVER.

I THINK it’s about dumb teens accidentally summoning an ancient evil.

Also, per the author, the book is partly about sapphic and achillean solidarity.

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

I hate historical fiction except for when I don’t.

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

I’m VERY excited for this one.

It SEEMS like a charming romance novel about a woman whose ex curses her small town.

I plan to read this is one sitting with a cup of hot chocolate.

Bonus material: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper. Image from Goodreads.

Listen.

I heard this is sapphic John Tucker Must Die but with witches.

I had to include it.

The chances of me buying this for myself are…high.

Those are my witch books!

I have one witch book under my belt so far this month, so another is sure to follow!

Happy October!

6 thoughts on “Witchy October Reads”

  1. Almost finished Hamnet—I would put it down as witchy. But also Very Much Literary (slow paced, lots of description, but I like it because it’s so atmospheric and much of the description emphasises the witchiness of Agnes(Anne) Hathaway)

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