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Witchy Reads for Halloween

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A discovery of witches

We love witchy reads and as we are approaching Halloween, we thought we would include some of our favourites. So curl up on your sofa this October and enjoy a spooky, magical story with a warm drink.

- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Set in Oxford University, we follow historian Diana Bishop on her journey to discover what she is. Throw in a charming vampire for good measure, a coven of witches desperate for her suppressed knowledge and witch rivalry. 

A Secret History of Witches

- A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Perfect for those of you who love historical sagas and stories involving a family with generations of witches.

This book has mother – daughter relationships, magic, prejudice, romance, war and history. What’s not to love?

Garden Spells

- Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

If you prefer sweet and charming to spooky, then this book is perfect for you.

Small town life and Southern charm. Magic realism and characters you will love. This enchanting story centres around Claire Waverley, a witch who creates delicious dishes from her garden that affect one’s feelings. Family and marital issues also play a role in this book.

Overall an easy, entertaining and magical read.

The Witches of New York

- The Witches of New York by Ami Mckay

Set in 1880’s New York, we follow the story of three witches who work in a teashop offering their services of magic, palm reading and cures to Manhattan's high society ladies.

This story has witch hunters, magic, fairies and ghosts. It also touches upon important subjects such as feminism and religion. With fantastic drawings and historical references, this book will leave you wanting more.

The Bear and the Nightingale

- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This beautiful story is set in medieval Russia and is packed with Russian fairytales, myths and folklore.

Vasya is unlike the others and can see the fairies and understand horses.

Accused of witchcraft she must flee the only home she has ever known and journey through different lands with her unique horse. A priest becomes obsessed with hunting her down and she needs all the help from the otherworld that she can get in order to survive.

This book is absolute perfection!

Practical Magic

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Not only do we love the book, but the movie is fantastic as well.

This is a story of two sisters who come from a line of witches. Desperate to fit into normal society, they go through dramas and disasters until they learn to embrace who and what they are. Fun and quirky with sibling love.

Do you have some witchy recommendations? Let us know in the comments!

 

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