Double, Double, Toil and Ten Witchy Reads

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about fall-themed book covers. And while I originally thought of covers heavy on purples and oranges, with falling foliage and cozy locales, I noticed an unexpected pattern when it came to the type of book that really make me think of autumn: they all featured witches. Magic and spells, cauldrons and potions, familiars and grimoires—when witches start showing up with regularity on seasonal book lists, that’s when I know fall is well and truly here. So grab a broom, a cape, a pointed hat, and a black cat and check out one of these ten witchy reads. It’s the best way to celebrate the season.

Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor

The Bone Witch
by Rin Chupeco

Practical Magic
by Alice Hoffman

A Secret History of Witches
by Louisa Morgan

These Witch’s Don’t Burn
by Isabel Sterling

Undead Girl Gang
by Lily Anderson

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
by Gregory Maguire

The Witch’s Daughter
by Paula Brackston

Which Witch?
by Eva Ibbotson

The Year of the Witching
by Alexis Henderson

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.


  1. I love that you took this topic in a completely different direction, and picked such great books with perfect fall vibes! There’s a few that I’ve read, a few that I want to read, and a few that I’m considering adding to my TBR. Awesome post!

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  2. I’m so happy it’s finally spooky season! I haven’t seen that cover of Undead Girl Gang before – I’m used to the one with the close up of the jacket – but I love it, I want to get that edition.

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  3. I’ve been on the fence about Practical Magic for so long. She just released a prequel, I think. It was part of Book of the Month but I might get her first book next month. I have been on a hold list for Year of the Witching for so long! I hope it’s worth it. 🙂 Great list!!

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      1. Yeah, I’ve heard so many things like this! Makes me hesitate. Maybe it’s a good library book to see if I like the first one! If you do revisit, would be interesting to see if you like it better now.

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  4. I love the cover for A Secret History of Witches! I’ve only watched the Practical Magic Movie, but have been wanting to read the book for awhile… I might try to actually get around to that this October 😂

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  5. Witchy Books are amazing books! Nice twist on this TTT. Practical Magic is practically a staple. I also loved the prequel The Rules of Magic and just got the brand new prequel Magic Lessons and cannot wait to read it! These Witches Don’t Burn was such a good read!

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