Fortnight of Fright: Witchy Reads by Cassie

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Hi, friends! Today we have my dear friend Cassie from Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile talking about her favorite witchy books! Take a look at what she has to offer and head over to Amy & Brittany’s blogs to see who they have featured today! Don’t forget, we are hosting wonderful bloggers & authors for two whole weeks with recipes, book recommendations and a lot more awesome!

FAVORITE WITCHY BOOKS

As a fanatic of all things Fall and Halloween, one of my favorite parts of this season is curling up with a good book about the unknown, ghosts, doppelgangers, and more importantly, WITCHES. Witch lore and stories have always fascinated me, so it’s not surprising I wrote this post as a recommendation of the best witch-tastic books for you to read this month.

Best Witchy Book/Play in Classic Literature

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Why should you read this play?: The Three Witches (or the Weird Sisters) are the most iconic witches in literature who create turmoil and conflict with their chants. Their ominous prophecies and contradictory appearance set up a plot full of misinterpretations and a deep pondering of freewill versus fate.

Best Witchy Series in Middle Grade Literature/Young Adult Literature

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Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Why should you read this series?: The Harry Potter series will always hold a special place in my witch-loving heart. This series is magical in every way. It’s a book that encompasses a fantastical world, memorable and lovable characters, and an epic showdown between good versus evil. The story, setting, lore, and characters are perfection.

Best Witchy Book in Young Adult Literature

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Why should you read this book?: The Witch of Blackbird Pond was one of my favorite books to read in middle school. Speare captures such a realistic and historical atmosphere throughout the chapters. Additionally, the main character, Kit, who is a free-spirited teenage girl, is thrown into a Puritan community that fears witchcraft and frowns upon her friendship with a local “witch.”

Best Witchy Book in Adult Literature

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Why should you read this book?: Howe articulately alternates between time periods, the 1990s and the Salem Witch Trials, which creates a fascinating story that links the past with the modern-day world. The book is set in Salem, Massachusetts, one of my favorite places in the world, and incorporates mystery, romance, spells, and historical findings.

Best Witchy “Book-to-Movie” Adaption

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Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Why should you read this book?: Practical Magic is an excellent book and movie about witches, friendships, and sisters. Although the book and the movie have a few noticeable differences, both provide a enchanting blend of magic and reality with a dash of unforgettable romance.

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