Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Weird, Wild, Wonderful Witchy Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week, leading up to Halloween, I’m focusing on ten books about witches… some cute, some not so much, some the real deal, and some the wrongly accused. What do they have in common? They’re all about witches… and they’re all pretty awesome.

Witches for kids:


1) Old Black Witch by Wende and Harry Devlin

2) The Witches by Roald Dahl

3) The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

4) The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (Hi, Hermione!!)

Falsely accused witches:


5) The Crucible by Arthur Miller

6) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: Yes, there’s a witch trial! And no, Claire may be a time traveler with special healing powers, but a witch, she ain’t.

Talented witches:


7) A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

8) The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Fairy tale witches:


9) Wicked by Gregory Maguire

10) Fables, volume 10: The Witches by Bill Willingham

And an extra one, just for fun..

Whether on TV or in comic book form, there’s no denying that Willow is one awesome witch!



Are you ready for Halloween yet?

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39 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Weird, Wild, Wonderful Witchy Books

  1. Great list! I love The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, and of course I love Harry Potter and Roald Dahl, too. I recommend checking out Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; it’s set in Mexico City in the ’80s and a teenage girl discovers she can cast spells through music, it’s such a good book. 😀

  2. Yessss I love witches! I did a whole post last week about witchy books and tv shows, I included A Discovery of Witches and The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Actually I’m expecting book mail today, two non fictions, one is The Penguin Book of Witches, by Katherine Howe.

    • Oh, your new witch book sounds great! I still have to read Conversion by Katherine Howe, and I’d like to read the new non-fiction book about Salem too.

  3. Impressive list. i haven’t read many of these but I would definitely like to pick up Wicked. It sounds really good and I have seen the play/musical. I know it’s different but it would still be fun to read it. 🙂

  4. You have some good title on here, including The Crucible and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Dahl’s The Witches I think was good, but It’s been awhile since I’ve read it.

  5. I have been wanting to read The Witch of Blackbird Pond for ages. I somehow missed it when I was a kid but better late than never! 🙂 The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane sounds so good. And Outlander. ❤

    • I’m listening to the audiobook of TWoBP right now, and it’s great! I read it as a kid, but had forgotten most of the detail. Deliverance Dane is a great one too. 🙂

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