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 contains witches, and you think it is good, please vote for it. :) Thanks!
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1,395 books · 2,233 voters · list created June 22nd, 2011 by J.D. Stroube (votes) .
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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 D.A. (new)

D.A. 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????


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

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 David (new)

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


message 18: 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 19: 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.


message 20: by Stella (new)

Stella I am an avid paranormal genre fan.Many of the top 100 books listed are not the type of "witch" books I read. It says anyone can add to this list, so I did and voted for books I have read vs books I have not read.


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Series should be included. Also, A Nameless Witch.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I vote for A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez. A whimsical and funny book about a witch CURSED to be young and pretty, who must team with a white knight, who isn't really white, to save the world from a troll army led by a wizard named Soulless Gustav.


message 23: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jan 20, 2017 11:39AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Very helpful, these lists, as I completely forgot about The Master and Margarita and Macbeth :-)


message 24: by Abigail (new)

Abigail Salberg Mary wrote: "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."


Yeah I've read the whole series


message 25: by Haley (new)

Haley Hunger Games and Mocking Jay ended up on this list? No. Delete.


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