I recently recommended some ghostly books and thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of my favourite witchy novels, especially since I have read some amazing ones this year!
The Lighthouse Witches
The Lighthouse Witches is a recent release and one of my new favourite novels. I think it will end up being one of my top ten books of the year! It has so many of my buzzwords and is the perfect blend of memorable characters, an atmospheric setting, and an intriguing mystery. I need to explore C.J. Cooke’s entire backlist!
Practical Magic Series
The Practical Magic series is my favourite witchy series and I am so sad that it is has come to an end! The last book, The Book of Magic, came out in October, and it was the perfect conclusion to an incredible series. I adore all of these characters and their relationships with one another. The first book, Magic Lessons, is historical fiction and shows the origins of the curse on the Owens family. The last book, The Book of Magic, is about the end of that curse many generations later.
The Witches of New York
If you are looking for a quintessential witch story, I highly recommend The Witches of New York. It is chock-full of amazing characters and has the perfect setting for a witchy novel. I also really liked the Christmas novella, Half-Spent Was the Night, which follows the characters from The Witches of New York.
Three Sisters Island
I used to love all of Nora Robert’s paranormal series, but I remember the Three Sisters Island trilogy being one of my favourites. I need to return to Nora Roberts’s books because she writes the perfect blend of romance and paranormal. I loved that this series was set on an island and each book follows a different character. The first one, Dance Upon the Air, largely takes place in a bookstore cafe!
A Great and Terrible Beauty
I have only read the first book in the Gemma Doyle series, but I remember really loving it. I need to reread A Great and Terrible Beauty so I can continue on with the series! I love the trope where a young girl discovers she’s a witch and starts to embrace her powers, and that definitely happens in this book. It is also set at a boarding school. so dark academia vibes!
The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina
I adore magical realism, and The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina had it in spades! It was a wonderful mix of magic and weirdness, but it is ultimately a family saga. I highly recommend the audiobook!
Serpent & Dove
Serpent & Dove was really fun for what it is was! It is a romance between a witch and a witch hunter who are forced into a fake marriage. I loved the banter and the hate-to-love elements of the first book, but I cannot wait I would recommend the other books in the trilogy.
If you are a fan of graphic novels, I think Mooncakes is a sweet one. It is the perfect book to read on Halloween if you want something cute versus something scary! It is a friends-to-lovers romance between a young witch and a werewolf!
Of course, I had to include Circe on this list! It is a Greek Mythology retelling, so it is not your typical witchy book. but I love Circe and her vengeful attitude.
Wild Beauty is the book that made me fall in love with magical realism. The magic in this one is so beautiful, but it was the sisterhood that stands out to me. I need to read more from Anna-Marie McLemore!
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Good post. The cover of the first book is so well done. Very creepy.
Right?! It’s even better in person!
Definitely adding these to my tbr! I loved Serpent and Dove, but need to read the sequels soon.
I will be curious to see what you think of the sequels!
Some great books here, loved Serpent and Dove ❤
It was really fun and I loved the banter so much!
Will have to check some of these out! Wondered if you’d read The Bear and the Nightingale? Not your classic witchy book but an amazing read especially in Winter. 🙂
Ahhh I am kicking myself!! I cannot believe I forgot about The Bear and the Nightingale. It’s one of my faves!
How did I not know that “A great and terrible beauty” was a witch book!?!? I’ve wanted to read this one for a while, knowing it has magic has definitly boosted it up my reading priority list. Great list!!
Yes!! It’s such a good book. I have read it years ago and it has stayed with me.
Nice recs – I didn’t realize Practical Magic was part of a series!
Yes! It was a standalone for a long time!
will deffenetly keep these in mind <3
What an amazing collection of witchy books! Three Sisters Island is by far one of my favorite Nora Roberts witch series (her Ireland witchy series are great too), and it is so great to see this series featured!
Thanks for all these witchy recommendations 🖤
I read the Three Sisters Trilogy years ago and really enjoyed it. I have the Practical Magic series on my TBR. This is a fun post Kristin!
I want to reread it! I need to get back to Nora Roberts!
All of these sound so good 🤩 and interesting to read 😊
Ohhhh thank you for sharing these recs, I’ve been getting into Witchy books this fall and I’ve added SO many of your recommendations to my TBR!