Ahhh it’s finally fall! It’s the season of fresh apples (and apple cider) and pumpkin spice (and everything nice). And– October is here, which means Halloween!!!
So what better time than to start reading books to get you into that Autumn and Halloween spirit? Here are my Top 10 Witchy Books to Read this October.
1. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassell by Alyssa Palombo
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a beloved tale, told countless times in film, television, and cartoon form. It’s always been told from the point of view of Ichabod Crane, a school teacher. Never before have we seen the story through the heroine, Katrina Van Tassel’s eyes. In the new release The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel
, author Alyssa Palombo has done just that.
2. The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a New Orleans teen discovers that her family has magic in their blood. Adele discovers that her ancestor was part of a coven of witches that trapped vampires in the attic of an old convent hundreds of years before. But Adele has accidentally set them free, and they’re coming after her to break the curse the coven placed upon them.
3. The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
While this is one of the few books I haven’t read on this list, today is The Witch of Willow Hall’s book birthday! This book begins two hundred years after the Salem Witch Trials and the three Montrose sisters find a darkness calling to them in their new home, Willow Hall.
4. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
In the town of Sparrow, Oregon, the ghosts of three sisters rise each June 1st, and inhabit the bodies of three girls. The sisters each choose a boy from town, luring them to their death by drowning in the ocean, the same way the sisters did hundreds of years before. This year, Penny Talbot meets Bo, a new boy in town on the eve the sisters are due to return to Sparrow. They must find out whose bodies the Swan sisters inhabit, before it’s too late, and three more find their deaths in the ocean.
5. The Diviners by Libba Bray
One of my favorite paranormal and horror series, The Diviners is about people who have supernatural abilities. The Sweetheart Seer, Evie O’Neil, can see glimpses of the past or future when she touches an object. When a murderer starts killing people in New York City, branding people with a strange symbol, Evie and her friends have to find him– before he finds and kills them too.
6. Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe
This anthology features witchy stories from 15 young adult authors. With stories about diverse witches, this anthology explores bad witches, good witches, and everything in between.
7. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Alex comes from a long line of Brujas, but her powers are something that she doesn’t understand. When her spell to get rid of her abilities altogether backfires, and Alex’s whole family dissappears, she has to try to get them back, and fix what she’s broken.
8. The Witches by Roald Dahl
While most books on this list are either geared towards young adults or adults, I can’t help but add this creepy childhood favorite to the list.
9. Witch Child by Celia Rees
Mary is a Puritan living in the New World (the New England colonies) in the mid 1600s. When her grandmother is hanged for being a witch, Mary comes under suspicion as well. She must hide her identity as well as the healing powers that she possesses, or suffer the same fate as her grandmother.
10. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (yes, the entire series)
Who can resist reading Harry Potter in the fall? I know I can’t. Just the thought of magic, dangerous creatures, and the Great Hall all decorated for Halloween makes my little heart all happy inside. While not particularly “witchy,” this series brings so much magic.
There ya have it! My top ten witchy books to read this October! I hope that you enjoy and pick up some of these awesome books this Halloween season
What witchy books are you planning to read this month? Tell me in the comments below!