Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. The theme for October is Autumn Feels. So far this month I’ve looked at books with leaves on the cover and books I think are perfect for reading in the autumn. This week’s prompt is ‘witchy reads’, so I’m counting down six great books that feature magic and witches.
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Okay, let’s just get it out the way early. Obviously, Harry Potter had to be included on this list. I think McGonagall is one of my favourite witches from this series, along with Hermione, of course!
The His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
Another series I use too often in these kinds of posts, but I love Serafina Pekkala in the first book and I would love if the series spent more time exploring the customs and culture of the witches, and introduced more of the different clans. I’d read a whole spin-off series just about the witches of His Dark Materials.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The three witches in Macbeth are iconic. I saw this play at The Globe and the production of the scenes which involve the witches were so fantastic.
Witches Tarot by Elle Dugan, with illustrations by Mark Evans
This is actually a tarot deck with a companion book, and it was my first deck when I started learning tarot. The deck is beautiful and the book is really helpful. It has detailed explanations of all the cards and includes suggestions of spreads and spells to try with them. It’s a great starter deck!
The Binding by Bridget Collins
This is still patiently waiting for me on my TBR, and although I’ve heard mixed things about it, I think it’s going to be a really magical read!
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
A fantasy classic and recent hit television show, Good Omens is witchy fun at its finest. Though the focus is definitely on demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, everything that happens is foretold by the 17th century witch, Agnes Nutter, who’s descendants end up mixed up in the End of Times.
What are your favourite witchy reads?