October 25, 2022

Witchy Books for Halloween

I was going to do a post on all the scary books on my TBR that I wish I could have squeezed in this spooky season. But then I realized that a large number of those books were bout witches. So I narrowed my scope. These are the witchy books on my TBR that I wish I could have read this spooky season.


The Change by Kirsten Miller - This doesn't explicitly say that the powers these women come into during menopause make them witches, but it sure sounds that way.

Curse the Day

Curse the Day by Annabel Chase - This is about a twenty-something lawyer in New York who gets lost on the way to the Poconos and ends up in a town called Spellbound where paranormals are cursed to stay. Then she finds out she's a witch. It's a cozy mystery, apparently.

Witch for Hire

Witch For Hire by Ted Naifeh - Faye is a high school outcast because she comes to school dressed like a witch every day. Jokes on them, though, she's an actual witch. When the new girl confesses that all the horrible and dangerous pranks that have been happening are her because she joined a website that gives you prizes for doing what they tell you to do, Faye has to decide if she should let the girl in on her secret and help her.

Once and Future

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow - This "historical" fiction is set in 1893 New Salem, where the debate about Women's suffrage is hot and heavy, and there is no such thing as witches. The Eastwood sisters come along. They use the ancient words, etc. to forward the women's movement. Or is it the Witches Movement?

Payback's a Witch

Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper - Emmy finally goes back to her home town for a yearly witchy festival. She runs into her old best friend, Linden, who recently had her heart broken by Emmy's ex-boyfriend when she found out he was also seeing Talia. The three girls get together to exact revenge on the guy that broke all their hearts.

Ex Hex

The Ex Hex by Erin Stirling - Another story about a witch cursing an ex. 9 years ago Vivi put a hex on the boy who broke her heart, but since she only had a scented candle she didn't think it would do anything. Now she's returned to town to find out he's spent the last 9 years with a hex. Hee hee! But there are other witchy problems in town to deal with.

Age of Witches

The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan - Gilded Age New York. Harriet is a witch who helps women. Also women who need help coming into their witchy powers. Frances is a society wife who is planning to use her witchery to garner her step-daughter a husband in the top society families. Harriet has to help the step-daughter, Annis, come into her powers so she doesn't fall prey to Frances' scheming.


The Ravens by Kass Morgan - Vivi and Scarlett are members of a sorority house where all the members are witches. I'll thank you to keep your comments to yourself.

Irregular Witches

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna - In Mika Moon's Britain, witches have to keep to themselves and stay away from other witches so their powers don't multiply and draw attention. Mika has a website where she pretends to be a witch because she thinks no one will believe it. Until someone does. This is billed as a cozy witch book.

Witches of New York

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay - Back we go to Gilded Age New York and to a pair of witches catering to the needs of the high society women. One day they get an apprentice, Beatrice, who begins to see things and hear things and things appear out of the nothing. The witches argue about how to deal with this and Beatrice disappears. Did she run, or was she taken?

There are the 10 witch books (actually there are more) that I wish I'd been able to read this October. Do you have more to add to my list?