Top Ten Tuesday: Witchy Reads for Halloween!




TTT, or Top Ten Tuesday, is a blog series created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. Stop by their blog if you want to participate or follow along!


This week's TTT is a freebie Halloween theme. I could easily list ten of my favourite gothic reads as I have quite an affinity for dark, gothic tales. But I've already highlighted some gothic reads recently, so I thought I'd go with another favourite for Halloween - witches! I have been obsessed with witches since I was a little girl, the seeds of feminism firmly planted from a young age. I watched Sabrina the Teenage Witch every day after school, dressed up as a witch every year for Halloween, and wanted to be Hermione Granger. And so today I thought I'd share some of my favourite witchy reads, featuring some of my favourite witches!


Top Ten Witchy Reads for Halloween (ft. the most badass witches!)


  • The Harry Potter series, ft. the one and only Hermione Granger

The brightest witch of her age. The saviour of the wizard world (because we know Harry and Ron couldn't have done it without her). 

  • The Witches by Roald Dahl, ft. the Grand High Witch

She's evil and terrifying and completely badass. Of course. 

  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, ft. the Bishop witches

You know I love a magical family of powerful women.

  • Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, ft. the amazing, fierce Manon Blackbeak

She instils terror in men's hearts, leads a deadly coven, and rides a wyvern. Badass.

  • Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman, ft. Gillian and Sally Owens

Another witchy family led by powerful women over three generations. Family drama + magic + strong women = the best.

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  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare, ft. the witches

Double, double toil and trouble / Fire burn, and caldron bubble 

  • Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, ft. Granny Weatherwax

Doyenne of Witches, She Who Must Be Avoided, The Hag O'Hags

  • The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz*, ft. the Beauchamp sisters

Another witchy family with quite a bit of drama to keep you entertained.

  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, ft. the Grisha ladies Alina Starkov, Genya Safin, & Zoya Nazyalensky

Powerful practitioners of the Small Science who are fighting to save Ravka in an epic war. Badass.   

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman, ft. Alice Quinn

The cleverest magician at Brakebills who makes an ultimate sacrifice...and doesn't put up with anyone's shit.


What are your favourite witchy reads for Halloween?



* not to be confused with The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike...which is very different and which I have mixed feelings about