Best Books With Witches
There aren't very many books about witches and even fewer that are great. If you know of a book that has witches in and you think it is good. Please vote for it. :) Thanks!
1 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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2 Harry Potter and the Deathl...
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3 Harry Potter and the Prison...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 1,248,091 ratings
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4 Harry Potter and the Goblet...
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5 Harry Potter and the Chambe...
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6 Harry Potter and the Half-B...
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7 Harry Potter and the Order ...
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8 The Lion, the Witch, and th...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 914,257 ratings
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9 A Discovery of Witches (All...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 148,011 ratings
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10 City of Bones (The Mortal I...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 659,307 ratings
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11 The Witches
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 147,682 ratings
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12 Harry Potter Boxset (Harry ...
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4.73 of 5 stars 4.73 avg rating — 134,958 ratings
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13 City of Ashes (The Mortal I...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 350,854 ratings
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14 Wicked: The Life and Times ...
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 392,560 ratings
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15 City of Glass (The Mortal I...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 388,821 ratings
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16 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ...
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17 Clockwork Angel (The Infern...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 282,485 ratings
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18 Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 77,554 ratings
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19 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 158,772 ratings
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20 Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 197,704 ratings
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21 Practical Magic
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 23,910 ratings
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22 Stardust
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23 City of Fallen Angels (The ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 211,208 ratings
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24 Dead Witch Walking (The Hol...
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25 Coraline
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26 The Witching Hour (Lives of...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 65,869 ratings
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27 The Summoning (Darkest Powe...
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28 Dead to the World (Sookie S...
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29 Shadow of Night (All Souls ...
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30 Clockwork Prince (The Infer...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 165,277 ratings
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31 Howl's Moving Castle (Howl'...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 85,756 ratings
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32 Witches Abroad (Discworld, ...
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33 Macbeth
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34 The Magician's Nephew - Boo...
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35 Eragon (The Inheritance Cyc...
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36 The Graveyard Book
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37 The Golden Compass (His Dar...
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38 The Crucible
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39 Moon Called (Mercy Thompson...
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40 Dime Store Magic (Women of ...
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41 A Hat Full of Sky (Discworl...
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42 Poison Study (Study, #1)
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 65,990 ratings
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43 The Mists of Avalon (Avalon...
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44 The Witches of Eastwick (Ea...
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45 Garden Spells
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46 The Awakening (Darkest Powe...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 70,443 ratings
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47 The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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48 Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wiz...
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49 Dance Upon the Air (Three S...
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50 Switch! The Lost Kingdoms o...
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51 Gods of The Nowhere: A Nove...
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52 The Secret Circle: The Init...
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53 Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6)
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54 Industrial Magic (Women of ...
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55 Heaven and Earth (Three Sis...
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56 The Wee Free Men (Discworld...
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57 Face the Fire (Three Sister...
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58 Night World, No. 1 (Night W...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 40,156 ratings
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59 Darkspire Reaches
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60 Witch in the Woods (Witch i...
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61 Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl,...
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62 Born at Midnight (Shadow Fa...
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63 Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 26,618 ratings
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64 Book of Shadows (Sweep, #1)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 12,886 ratings
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65 Equal Rites (Discworld, #3)
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 59,880 ratings
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66 Waking the Witch (Women of ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 11,040 ratings
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67 The Reckoning (Darkest Powe...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 70,637 ratings
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68 Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 9,519 ratings
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69 No Rest for the Wicked (Imm...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 31,540 ratings
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70 Witch Week (Chrestomanci, #3)
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71 Night World, No. 3 (Night W...
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72 Blood Brothers (Sign of Sev...
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73 Once a Witch (Witch, #1)
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74 Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)
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75 The Subtle Knife (His Dark ...
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76 Beautiful Creatures (Caster...
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77 Eldest (The Inheritance Cyc...
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78 Night World, No. 2 (Night W...
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79 Wicked: Witch & Curse (Wick...
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80 Sookie Stackhouse 8 Volume ...
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81 Lasher (Lives of the Mayfai...
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82 The Physick Book of Deliver...
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83 The Amber Spyglass (His Dar...
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84 Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1)
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85 I Shall Wear Midnight (Disc...
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86 A Fistful of Charms (The Ho...
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87 BLACK DIAMOND (McLean Twins...
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88 Brisingr  (The Inheritance ...
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89 Born in Fire (Born In Trilo...
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90 The Power (The Secret Circl...
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91 The Initiation (The Secret ...
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92 Wicked Deeds on a Winter's ...
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93 Wintersmith (Discworld, #35)
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94 Taltos (Lives of the Mayfai...
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95 Charmed Life (Chrestomanci,...
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96 The Captive (The Secret Cir...
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97 White Witch, Black Curse (T...
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98 Every Which Way But Dead (T...
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99 Dealing with Dragons (Encha...
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100 The Wee Free Men: The Begin...
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message 1: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Sorry, I don't ever read books like these, so I didn't vote.


message 2: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Angell Hmm.... I haven't read any of these ( though if they are newer, I've kinda been on a sci-fi kick lately.)

My favorite witch books are the Wicked Series By Nanci Holder and Debbie Viguie. (Not the one that got made into a musical. This is different!!)
So, yeah, they weren't there for me to vote on! Sorry!


♫♥✿LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ (Chasity) is it bad that I have many of these books on my shelf yet have not read them? =) I need to make the time soon!


message 4: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube I LOVE books about witches and there aren't enough of them out!


message 5: by Derek (new)

Derek Schneider I just realized I haven't read many books about witches. All I could do is add the one I wrote, but I'll have to check some of these out.


message 6: by Patrícia (new)

Patrícia Schmidt Rodrigues I found missing marion zimmer bradley and Anne Ricce.


message 7: by Bad Tim (new)

Bad Tim granny weatherwax is sorely underrepresented


message 8: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Bad Tim wrote: "granny weatherwax is sorely underrepresented"

Too right! Best witch EVER!


message 9: by Julene (new)

Julene Hunter where are Anne Rice witch books?


message 10: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Carson Julene wrote: "where are Anne Rice witch books?"
They've got The Witching Hour on there. We're only supposed to vote for the first in the series. That said, I did think it was the best one in the Mayfair series.


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane I hope many readers and writers realize that many 'witches' thrive in this world, performing many great mind boggling and life-changing experiences every day.
Many of us are teachers in the public school systems!
A process-centered teacher is usually one of the best. They are mainly women who have dedicated themselves to encouraging their students to consistently and continually explore nature and life in all aspects. Such teachers enjoy magic! So do their students. Many of their students go on to have a very successful and happy life. They remember those teachers forever.


message 12: by Sarrah (last edited Oct 02, 2013 01:26PM) (new)

Sarrah I think The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Heretic's Daughter, and The Crucible are a bit misleading ... They're just people being ACCUSED of witchcraft in a time when that was very dangerous.


message 13: by Penny (new)

Penny I thoroughly recommend 'The Moon Spun Round' by Elenor Gill. Real witches, not the BS made up kind...


message 14: by Sandra (new)

Sandra King I know Harry Dresden is a wizard...but couldn't he be on the list????


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ Sandra wrote: "I know Harry Dresden is a wizard...but couldn't he be on the list????"

So add it! anyone can add books on this list!


message 16: by Joseph (last edited Oct 29, 2013 06:35AM) (new)

Joseph Since there are so many books on this list, I thought I would just paste my favs here as well as voting for them on the list.

If you are looking for urban fantasy-themed witches, you might like, in no particular order:
Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series features witches in Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, and Waking The Witch
Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series, it starts with Witchling.
Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, it starts with Dead Witch Walking.
Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, it starts with Skinwalker. The title character is a shapeshifter, but her best friend is a witch.
Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy, it starts with A Discovery of Witches
Mercedes Lackey's Diana Tregarde trilogy, it starts with Burning Water
Bailey Cates's A Magical Bakery Mystery series, it starts with Brownies and Broomsticks
C.C. Finlay's Traitor to the Crown trilogy, it starts with The Patriot Witch
Christine Warren's The Others PNR series, it starts with One Bite With a Stranger, features witches among other paranormal beings
Heather Blake's Wishcraft Mystery series, it starts with It Takes a Witch
Juliet Blackwell's A Witchcraft Mystery series, it starts with Secondhand Spirits
Justin Gustainis's Quincey Morris series, it starts with Black Magic Woman
Linda Wisdom's Jazz Tremaine PNR series, it starts with 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover
Melissa De La Cruz's The Beauchamp Family series, it starts with Witches of East End
Molly Harper's Half Moon Hollow series features a witch in A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses
Nora Roberts Circle trilogy, it starts with Morrigan's Cross
Vicki Thompson's Babes on Brooms series, it starts with Blond with a Wand

If you are looking for realistic fiction-themed Witches A.K.A. Wiccans, you might like, in no particular order:
M. R. Sellars Rowan Gant mystery series, it starts with Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation
Madelyn Alt's Bewitched Mystery series, it starts with The Trouble With Magic
Isobel Bird's Circle of Three young adult series, it starts with So Mote It Be
Bell, Book, and Murder: The Bast Mysteries by Rosemary Edghill
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Cate Tiernan's Sweep young adult series, it starts with Book of Shadows
Beneath a Mountain Moon and Murder at Witches' Bluff by Silver Ravenwolf

Historical Fiction witches, in no particular order:
Corrag by Susan Fletcher
The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge
The Witch of Blackbird Pond a YA by Elizabeth George Speare.
Witch Child and Sorceress YA by Celia Rees
The White Witch a YA by Janet Graber
Beyond the Burning Times a YA by Kathryn Laskey
The Gallows Hill a YA by Lois Duncan


message 17: by Mary (new)

Mary I truly don't understand why Charlotte's Webb is on this list


message 18: by David (new)

David Corbin Not my genre, I don't read books like these, so I have not voted.


message 19: by Mary (new)

Mary Sarrah wrote: "I think The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Heretic's Daughter, and The Crucible are a bit misleading ... They're just people being ACCUSED of witchcraft in a time when that was very dangerous."

I agree. That should not of been on the list.


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary David wrote: "Not my genre, I don't read books like these, so I have not voted."

Did you read the Chronicles of Narnia? They are pretty good.


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