It’s October and that means even Top 5 Wednesday is going Halloween-y. Now, I don’t really read that much fantasy, paranormal or creepy books. Because, well… I get scared easily? So as far as inspiration from the T5W-Goodreads group goes, I had to pick and choose. And choose, well… What else could I go for but witches? I mean – come on!
1. Harry Potter-series, J.K. Rowling
May I present to you:
- Hermione Granger
- Ginny Weasley
- Luna Lovegood
- Madam Bones
- Minerva McGonagal
Need I continue?
2. War of the Witches-series, Maite Carranza
It’s, uhm… Literally called after the witches that it features?
Also – I reviewed it and gave it 5 stars? Out of 5?
Basically, this is a really good series and not enough people read it and it has good witches and bad witches and evil witches that turn out to be good and saviours that turn out to not be saviours and… It’s just a really good series.
3. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Now this one’s quite different from the previous two books in that 1) it’s not a children’s book and 2) it’s not a series. That being said, it’s also one of the funniest books I’ve read in years. No joke. hah.
(Also, there’s both an actual witch that isn’t believed, an awesome witch that makes the most random predictions and a witch hunter that falls in love with a witch. And the Antichrist. Although he’s lost for most of the book. I promise you it’ll make sense if you read my review!)
4. Bras and Broomsticks, Sarah Mlynowski
So apparently, most books I read with witches, I read when I was a teenager. I never actually finished the Magic in Manhattan-series, which this is the first book of. I think I basically just outgrew it?
While reading these books, though? I was equal parts loving it and embarassed in the characters’ places. If that sounds good to you, this series is amazing!
5. Chrestomanci-series, Diana Wyne Jones
There’s people with 7 lives here. There’s witchcraft and different countries and a sort of hereditary line for people that are born with those 7 lives. There’s also characters moving across books but each book standing apart. Also – just amazing stories. Seriously, I love this series so much that I can’t actually believe I’ve never written about it before. Oh, wait, I have, haven’t I? 🙂
And there you have it, that’s 5 of my favourite books (slash series) featuring witches. I’d say it’s pretty darn obvious that I need more good books with witches to read. So, please: if you have any recommendations? Hit me up in the comments below!