Wednesday, October 11, 2023

by Katie Killian

Fall is finally here, which means it’s the season of the witch! And what’s more fitting than cosying up with some friends and reading for a spell? 

If you’ve been toiling through any books lately, trouble no longer! Might I recommend Forged by Blood - a brand new Nigerian-inspired witchy fantasy novel I’ve been sinking my teeth in of late, with the most stunning cover? Or if you’re looking for something sweeter and more quaint, a favorite author of mine - Jenna Evans Welch - wrote a witchy YA romance last year that I’ve read several times and can definitely recommend: Spells for Lost Things.

There’s plenty more on the list worth a look or two if you’re in the spirit!



  Her Majesty’s Royal Coven   |   DAWSON Juno Her 2022

  Forged by Blood   |   OKOSUN Ehigbor Forged 2023  (New Fiction)

  The Witches of Moonshyne Manor   |   MARAIS Bianca Witches 2022

  Acts of Violet   |   MONTIMORE Margarita Acts 2022

 Book of Night   |   BLACK Holly Book 2022

  Practical Magic   |   HOFFMAN Alice Practical 1995

  Chocolat   |   HARRIS Joanne Chocolat 1999

  Mists of Avalon   |   BRADLEY Marion Mists 1982

  The Lost Queen   |   PIKE Signe Lost 2018

  Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West : a novel   |   MAGUIRE Gregory Wicked 1995

   The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches   |   MANDANNA Sangu Very 2022

  The Ex Hex   |   STERLING Erin Ex 2021

  The Witch’s Daughter   |   BRACKSTON Paula Witch's 2010

  Weyward   |   HART Emilia Weyward 2023



  Wild Witchcraft   |   615.321 Beyer 2022

  Witchery   |   133.43 Diaz 2019

  HausMagick : Transform Your Home with Witchcraft   |   133.43 Feldmann 2019

  Brujas : The Magic and Power of Witches of Color   |   133.43 Monteagut 2022

  Green Witchcraft   |   133.43 Vanderbeck 2020



  Spells for Lost Things   |   WELCH Jenna Spells 2022 

  Akata Witch   |   OKORAFOR Nnedi Akata 2011

   Nature of Witches   |   GRIFFIN Rachel Nature 2021

  Plain Bad Heroines   |   DANFORTH Emily Plain 2020

  Children of Blood and Bone   |   ADEYEMI Tomi Children 2018

  Cemetery Boys   |   THOMAS Aiden Cemetery 2020

Katie Killian is a librarian in the Fond du Lac Public Library's information and outreach services department.