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Best Witchcraft Books

Explore the mystical and enchanting realm of magic and sorcery with this collection of the most-recommended witchcraft books, as ranked by reputable book blogs and publications.

Recommendations from 34 articles, J. K. Rowling, Veronica Belmont, Zoe Keating and 15 others.
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The Once and Future Witches
Alix E. Harrow - 2020-10-13
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Three sisters in the late 1800s join the suffragists movement in pursuit of forgotten words and ways to turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. A powerful novel of magic amid the suffragette movement that will take you on a journey to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between sisters.
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Practical Magic
Alice Hoffman - 2003-08-05 (first published in 1995)
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Discover a world of magic and sisterhood in this enchanting novel. For over two centuries, the Owens women have been blamed for everything wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally, two sisters, have been shunned and taunted. But when they try to escape, fate brings them back together through the bonds of sisterhood and a touch of magic. This captivating tale, written by bestselling author Alice Hoffman, explores the challenges of love, life, and the power of sisterhood.
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A Discovery of Witches
Deborah Harkness - 2011-02-01
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A young scholar in Oxford discovers a bewitched manuscript, setting off a fantastical chain of events as daemons, witches, and vampires flood the library in search of a coveted treasure lost for centuries. Meanwhile, our protagonist, a descendant of witches, wants nothing to do with sorcery, but is soon forced to confront her own magical abilities as she becomes the only one who can unravel the manuscript's powerful spell.
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Akata Witch
Nnedi Okorafor - 2011-04-14
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A Nigerian-American girl discovers she's a "free agent" with magical powers and joins a quartet of magic students to train and learn how to change reality. But when they are asked to track down a career criminal with powerful magic, will their training be enough to stop them?
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Embrace the Witch Within
Juliet Diaz - 2019-03-05
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Witchery is an essential guide for practicing and curious witches alike. Juliet Diaz, a hereditary witch and creator of The School of Witchery, shares her favorite spells, potion recipes, and DIY herbal remedies, as well as moon, crystal, and herbal magic. Discover different forms of divination and how to unlock your powers. Witchery also works with the seasons of the witch, helping you harness the unique energy of each Sabbat to amplify your magic. Connect to nature wisdom, spiritual intuition, and magical guidance with this transformative companion.
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The Green Witch
Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
Arin Murphy-Hiscock - 2017-09-19
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Unlock the magic of nature with this guide to green witchcraft. You'll discover the healing power of herbs, plants, and flowers, as well as the energy of Earth and the Universe. Learn how to make potions and oils, and connect with nature through crystals, stones, and even twigs. This guide offers recipes, rituals, and advice for harmonizing with nature and finding balance within. Embrace the power of natural magic and discover the wonders of the green witch.
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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem CARAF Books
Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French)
Maryse Condé - 1994-01-03 (first published in 1986)
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Discover the compelling story of Tituba, a black slave living in Salem during the infamous witch trials. After being raised by Mama Yaya, a gifted healer who taught her the secrets of magic, Tituba falls in love with another slave and finds herself embroiled in the dangerous religious practices of Salem's citizens. Despite the protection of the spirits, she cannot escape the hysteria of the time. Blending history with fantasy, Maryse Condé vividly imagines the life of this fascinating woman in CARAF Books’ Caribbean and African Literature collection.
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The Mercies
Kirin Millwood Hargrave - 2020-02-11
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In a 1600s Norwegian coastal village, two women struggle to survive after a storm claims the lives of all the men on the island. As they face natural forces and the threat of being accused of witchcraft, a sinister figure arrives to rid the community of supposed evil. Inspired by real events, The Mercies is a feminist story of love, evil, and obsession at the edge of civilization.
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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
Sangu Mandanna - 2022-08-23
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In "The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches," Mika Moon, an isolated witch, receives an unexpected message to teach three young witches at the mysterious Nowhere House. As she becomes entangled in the lives of those around her, including the handsome and prickly librarian Jamie, Mika begins to feel like she has found a place to belong. But when danger comes knocking, she must decide whether to risk everything to protect her newfound family. This warm and uplifting novel is about the power of love and unexpected connections in changing the course of one's life.
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The Witching Hour
Anne Rice - 2004-11-04 (first published in 1990)
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This mesmerizing novel spans four centuries, chronicling the lives of a family of witches whose legacy is marked by poetry, incest, and murder. From seventeenth-century Scotland to Amsterdam and Civil War New Orleans, the Mayfair family's dark power is almost destroyed on the coffee plantations of Port au Prince. But when brilliant neurosurgeon Rowan Mayfair finds a drowned man with special powers off the coast of California, their intertwined destinies set off a series of events that unravel the family's shocking history. This spellbinding tale is a haunting exploration of love, loss, and the eternal struggle between good and evil.
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston
Psychic Witch by Mat Auryn
The Witch's Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Wicca by Scott Cunningham
The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
A Witches' Bible by Stewart Farrar, Janet Farrar
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Moon Spells by Diane Ahlquist
Initiated by Amanda Yates Garcia
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Circe by Madeline Miller
Weyward by Emilia Hart
The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen
Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman
Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Witch's Wheel of the Year by Jason Mankey
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe
The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis
Her Majesty's Royal Coven by Juno Dawson
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The Manningtree Witches by A. K. Blakemore
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Witches of America by Alex Mar
The Witches by Stacy Schiff
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
The Spell Book for New Witches by Ambrosia Hawthorn
The Change by Kirsten Miller
Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse
Practical Magic for Beginners by Maggie Haseman
Witchcraft by Jessica Hundley
Brujas by Lorraine Monteagut Ph.D.
The Witch's Feast by Melissa Madara
Sex Witch by Sophie Saint Thomas
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Hex Hall Book One by Rachel Hawkins
Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian
The Familiars by Stacey Halls
A Storm of Witchcraft by Emerson W. Baker
A History of Witchcraft by Jeffrey B. Russell, Brooks Alexander
Voodoo Queen by Martha Ward
A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens by Lilith Dorsey
Wicca Herbal Magic by Lisa Chamberlain
Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark
The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
The Witches of Bone Hill by Ava Morgyn
The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais
Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe
Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
Inner Witch by Gabriela Herstik
Playing the Witch Card by KJ Dell'Antonia
The Witchery by S. Isabelle