Riot Recommendation

42 of Your Favorite Witchy Reads

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This giveaway is sponsored by The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw.

The Salem witchcraft trials meet Practical Magic and “Hocus Pocus” in this seductive tale about three sisters who return every summer in order to exact their revenge on the town that killed them for witchcraft two centuries ago.




Did you see Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock on the red carpet reminiscing about playing sister witches in “Practical Magic”? Did it put you in the mood for some page-turners about witches? Us too! So we asked, and as always, the Riot readers came through. Below are just some of your picks.

Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, translated by Lee Chadeayne

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales by Charles W. Chesnutt

The Good House by Tananarive Due

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

The Graces by Laure Eve

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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

Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Witch’s Trinity by Erika Mailman

Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Outside the Bones by Lyn Di Iorio

Witch Child by Celia Rees

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

The Witch’s Market by Mingmei Yip

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

The Red of His Shadow by Mayra Montero

Speaks the Nightbird by Robert McCammon

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Captivated by Nora Roberts

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis