Best Books with Witches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
 
But when the Eastwood sisters — James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna — join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote — and perhaps not even to live — the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

The Witches by Roald Dahl


This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!

Green Witchcraft: A Practical Guide to Discovering the Magic of Plants, Herbs, Crystals, and Beyond by Paige Vanderbeck

Green witchcraft is a school of witchcraft centered around living in harmony with the earth. This book is your how-to guide for living as a modern green witch in the city, the countryside, or anywhere in between. Explore practices like growing herbs for magic and medicine, honoring the spirits of trees and animals, and using crystals for energy and healing. Green Witchcraft makes it easy with practical tips and instructions to empower both new and practicing witches.

The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life by The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life

Magic is present within us all―when accessed, it allows us to connect to the natural world, invite in opportunities, and create the change we need in our lives. The Spell Book for New Witches shows you how to tap in to your inner power and make spellcasting practical for your day-to-day.

This spell book starts with an introduction to spell work, including performing spells, prepping your space, and channeling energy to access your power. Easy-to-follow spells will help you find lasting love, protect your family and friends, advance your career, and live the life you deserve.

The Witch Hunter Book 1 of 1: Jessica Niemi by Max Seeck

A bestselling author’s wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of an empty dining table. Her most chilling feature—her face is frozen in a ghastly smile.

At first it seems as though a deranged psychopath is reenacting the gruesome murders from the Witch Hunt trilogy, bestsellers written by the victim’s husband. But investigator Jessica Niemi soon realizes she’s not looking for a single killer but rather for dozens of believers in a sinister form of witchcraft who know her every move and are always one step ahead.

Royal Witches: Witchcraft and the Nobility in Fifteenth-Century England by Gemma Hollman, Heather Wilds

Until the mass hysteria of the 17th century, accusations of witchcraft in England were rare. However, four royal women, related in family and in court ties – Joan of Navarre, Eleanor Cobham, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, and Elizabeth Woodville – were accused of practicing witchcraft in order to kill or influence the king. 

Some of these women may have turned to the “dark arts” in order to divine the future or obtain healing potions, but the purpose of the accusations was purely political. Despite their status, these women were vulnerable because of their gender, as the men around them moved them like pawns for political gains.

The Witches: The Graphic Novel by Roald Dahl and Pénélope Bagieu

Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world — and there’s nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches’ latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country!

Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn and Devin Hunter

Discover how to be a powerful psychic witch with this book on wielding energy and awakening your psychic senses. Psychic Witch explores the relationship between psychic ability and magick, interweaving them to create a strong foundation for accessing the full potential of your mind, body, and spirit.

Mat Auryn reveals some of his most closely guarded tips, secrets, practices, and meditations so that you can master the perception and manipulation of energy. Featuring over ninety exercises and the inner tools you need to perform magick anywhere and at any time, Psychic Witch helps you tune in to yourself and the subtle energies of the world.

The Okay Witch (1) by Emma Steinkellner


Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself.

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel by Deborah Harkness, Jennifer Ikeda

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Self-care is a necessity for any modern woman. The goals of self-care are simple: healthy mind, healthy body, healthy spirit. This book helps you prioritize yourself with a little help from the magic of witchcraft. The Witch’s Book of Self-Care has advice for pampering your mind, body, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you to keep healthy, soothe stress, relinquish sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength. This book features such magical self-care remedies:

-A Ritual to Release Guilt: Learn to burn whatever causes you pain and process painful memories or work through heavy emotions in this therapeutic ritual.

Witchcraft for Healing: Radical Self-Care for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit by Patti Wigington

Heal mind, body, and spirit with the restorative power of witchcraft

Witchcraft for Healing is your guide to unlocking magic’s transformative, empowering nature, and finding spiritual, emotional, and physical healing in all aspects of your life. Learn about how witchcraft has its roots in wellness, and explore dozens of simple spells and remedies like crafting an incense blend for prosperity, mixing oils for community unity, or brewing a healing herbal tonic

A Secret History of Witches: A Novel by Louisa Morgan

Brittany, 1821.

After Grand-Mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her.

Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden.

The Natural Witch's Cookbook: 100 Magical, Healing Recipes & Herbal Remedies to Nourish Body, Mind & Spirit by Lisanna Wallance and Grace McQuillan

Respectful of natural elements and cycles, the modern witch (men included) makes every effort to find the benefits in each ingredient he or she uses. In this magical recipe book, you can find natural recipes for delicious foods, tonics, masks, and ointments. These recipes are not only fantastic and fun to eat and use, but also boost immunity, longevity, energy, and even fertility. Each ingredient is used to its full potential to help you achieve optimal health, prevent pains, fight blue days, boost energy, purify the body, cleanse skin, and more! Included are recipes such as:

  • Mushroom Pie for Immunity
  • Soothing Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash
  • St. Jacques Scallops for Fertility
  • Mini Beef Parmentiers for Anemia
  • Moon Macarons for Dreaming
  • Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk
  • Green Mask of Youth
  • And more!

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