This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The Upcoming Schedule Is:
10/26/19 — Trick or Treat (Pick your own topic!)
11/2/19 — Indie Books
11/9/19 — Books with a Survival Theme
11/16/19 — Books by Unread Authors You Want to Read
11/23/19 — Books with Fake Love Couples
11/30/19 — Books to be read by the end of the year
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
- Tag 5 people
When I was younger I thought I was a witch because I made my mother “disappear”, but she was just hiding in a closet. So I told everyone at school that I was a witch. Apparently they made fun of me so my mom told me that I had to stop telling people that I was a witch. So I just thought that I had to keep it a secret. I have been obsessed with fantasy worlds ever since then. Harry Potter helped feed my love of witches and the supernatural and it just grew from there.
Last year I participated in Blogtober and they had a prompt about witches that inspired my Top 5 Saturday series. Last year I focused on the top 5 books about witches that you’ve probably never heard of so I focused on books that I had already read. I love books about witches and there are so many different ways they can be depicted. This year I’m just going to pick the top 5 books about witches that I want to read.
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.
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book. This has gotten moved up my TBR because recently at work a customer was raving about it. I got a copy a while ago, but I have been putting off reading it for a while now because it’s size intimidates me.
I was chosen by the Deos. Even gods make mistakes.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo she can’t trust, but who may be Alex’s only chance at saving her family.
Zoraida Cordova is coming out with another book that I really want to read, Incendiary. But I have had Labyrinth Lost on my TBR for a long time now. The synopsis doesn’t tell you much, but the reviews sound incredible.
In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price…
Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.
In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
The Bone Witch is yet another one of Rin Chupeco’s books that is on my TBR. I feel like I want to read everything that she has written! This one is dark and about necromancy. The only other series about necromancy that I have read is Deadly Sweet and I LOVED that series and am still hoping to hear something about book 3 at some point. (Check out my review of Deadly Sweet here!)
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.
Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.
Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
This book wouldn’t be this high on my list if it weren’t for all of my friends absolutely raving about it. I honestly don’t even want to read the synopsis. I think I will go into this book as blind as possible just knowing that my friends loved the book.
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches, returns with another riveting tale of family, witchcraft, and love that spans generations, set in Gilded Age New York and London.
Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need — not only ordinary women, but also those with powers of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people… one of whom might just be a witch herself.
Frances Allington has used her wiles and witchcraft to claw her way out of poverty and into a spectacular marriage with one of New York’s wealthiest new tycoons. She is determined to secure the Allingtons’ position amongst the city’s elite Four Hundred families by any means necessary — including a scheme to make a glorious aristocratic match for her headstrong and reluctant step-daughter, Annis, using the same strange power with which she ensnared Annis’s father.
To save Annis from this dark magic, Harriet reveals to her Frances’ misuse of their shared birthright and kindles in Annis her own nascent powers. Together, Harriet and Annis must resist her stepmother’s agenda, lest she — and the dashing young lord she suspects she could come to love — lose their freedom, and possibly their lives.
This book is one that I can’t wait to get my hands on. It’s going to be published by Redhook, which is a great sign because Orbit and Redhook always have amazing titles. It blends history and fantasy in NYC. I could not be more excited for this witchy book!
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Do you love witchy books? What are some of your favorite witchy reads? Should I move any of these up my TBR? What about witches do you love? Make sure to comment below so we can talk about witchy books!