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Fiction Books About Witches

18 must read witchy books

It’s that time of year again! Last year, and the list still stands, I put together a roundup of spooky season / Halloween read based on level of scariness. It has everything from classics to more modern, creepy to scary.

This year for spooky season reading we’re looking at fiction books about witches! While this subject matter might seem like the stuff of YA novels, many of the recommendations below are books about witches for adults. Some are grounded in history featuring witch trials as part of their plot and others sprinkle in magic into the real world.

Classic Must Read Fiction Books about Witches

  • Wyrd Sisters (1988) by Terri Pratchett

  • The Witching Hour (1990) by Anne Rice

  • Practical Magic (1995) by Alice Hoffman

  • Chocolat (1999) by Joanne Harris

  • Witch Child (2000) by Celia Rees

  • Circe (2018) by Madeline Miller

Love is Magic: Books Where Witches Fall in Love

  • The Ex Hex (2021) by Erin Sterling

  • Payback’s a Witch (2021) by Lana Harper

  • Hester (2022) by Laurie Lico Albanese

  • The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches (2022) by Sangu Mandanna

  • Bring Me Your Midnight (2023) by Rachel Griffin

Books About Witches That are on the Creepier Side

  • The Witch’s Trinity (2007) by Erika Mailman

  • We All Go Down Together (2014) by Gemma Files

  • Maggie’s Grave (2020) by David Sodergren

  • The Year of the Witching (2020) by Alexis Henderson

  • The Familiars (2020) by Stacey Halls

  • The Lighthouse Witches (2021) by C. J. Cooke

  • Cackle (2021) by Rachel Harrison

Happy reading book witches!

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