What up, my witches! This is a special extra Halloween blog just for you with some of our favourite witchy titles that we distribute. In this list we cover everything you might want from children’s titles, spiritual tomes, self-help journals and magical colouring guides. So read on for ten perfectly Witchy Reads for this Halloween season.
The Wheel by Jennifer Lane
(September, 9781912836901, p/b, £14.99)
The Wheel follows a modern witch’s journey to discover how pagan practice and witchcraft can heal and provide deep connection with the land around us. After leaving a busy office job with stress symptoms, Lane journeyed to reconnect with the pagan practices that so enchanted her as a teenager. The book follows her tracking the Pagan Wheel of the Year and its seasonal festivals. Through research, ritual, conversation and encounters with the natural world Lane takes us on an evocative, compelling exploration.
The Practical Witch’s Almanac: 2022 by Friday Gladheart
(Microcosm Publishing, 9781621062684, p/b, £11.99)
Deciding that you want to become more spiritual and explore the path is one thing but trying to remember all the dates and events important to a Witch’s year can be very hard. This special 25th-anniversary edition of The Practical Witch’s Almanac includes planner pages, worksheets, and articles all to help you achieve your goals, discover your hidden talents, and explore the awe-inspiring beauty of nature in 2022. It’s also good to use as a companion study guide prior to initiation, so this a great choice to pick up if you’re still deciding whether Wicca or Witchcraft is the thing for you.
The New Witch by Marie D. Jones
(Visible Ink, 9781578597161, p/b, £17.99)
The perfect choice for the Wiccan of the Future. This book is all about balancing the natural beauty and sacredness that is such a large part of Witchcraft with our modern lives and setting. Follow along as it teaches you to reconnect with the world around you after a day at work by teaching healing, harmony and balance. Be your best self and bridge the ancient pagan ways of our ancestors to today’s world of gadgets, gizmos and the internet to help you live a happier life.
Wandering Witch by Jougi Shiraishi (Art by) Itsuki Nanao
(Square Enix Manga, 9781646090358, p/b, £9.99)
If you’re looking for a manga to put a smile back on your face after you finish with you’re done with the spookiness of Halloween, then look no further. A sensitive and sweet story about the beguiling young witch Elaina setting off on her destination-less travel to follow in the footsteps of her childhood idol, the witch Nike. Ever since she was a little girl reading books of magic and adventure, Elaina has dreamed of wandering far and wide to see the world. Relax into her wholesome adventures and see Elaina’s world grow richer with each new place she sees and person she meets.
Modern Witch Tarot Colouring Book by Lisa Sterle
(Liminal 11, 9781912634330, p/b, £12.99)
The Modern Witch Tarot deck has stormed the world’s stage and taken position as one of the most popular decks of 2021. Along with being gorgeous to look at with their elegant illustrations, they’ve tried to emphasize a calming and mindful use so it’s no surprise that they make a great subject for a colouring book. The book contains black-and-white line art and plenty of activities to work on along with your tarot decks for the big spiritual kid in all of us. This is the perfect interactive colouring experience for tarot lovers everywhere.
Witches, Witch-hunting and Women by Silvia Federici
(PM Press, 9781629635682, p/b, £12.99)
This book takes on the witch trials of old and explains how our present day is repeating the past in an alarming way. Taking apart what Federici describes as a war on women and it’s links to capitalist accumulation, this is an investigation into the causes of this new violence against women and their rights. From processes of enclosure, land dispossession, and the remoulding of women’s reproductive activities and subjectivity. This book is a feminist call to arms and recontextualises the “Witch” in a political view. Definitely a good choice for the more socially-conscious or history-buff witch!
Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Something Wicked by Kelly Thompson
(Archie Comics, 9781645769620, p/b, £12.99)
Kelly Thompson continued her 2019 Sabrina series with an all new installment this year. Our teen witch struggles with all the same things a normal high-schooler might; boy trouble, being the new kid and black magic!? Now that Sabrina has successfully saved the day once, she thought she could finally relax. But her aunts are starting to make her feel wary and the town she’s felt fond of her whole life, Greendale, might not be at peace after all. Sabrina is on top form in this book, just as hilarious and relatable as you’d expect from an Archie Comics star.
Witches: Then and Now by Shari Goldhagen
(Centennial Books, 9781951274818, p/b, £14.99)
For anyone looking for a real primer to the history of the Witch, you can’t do much better than this. With breakdowns of all the representations in lore and pop culture, and explanations of Witchcraft as it is practiced today. Practicing witches lend their voices to the book to let you know how to get in touch with your inner Witch and let you in on what really goes on in contemporary covens. There’s even a primer on spellwork that will help you get a leg up on your practical witchiness.
Little Witch Hazel by Phoebe Wahl
(Tundra, 9780735264892, p/b, £16.99)
A lovely read for all the little witches at home who haven’t had enough magic this Halloween season yet. This follows the adventures of a diminutive witch living in a beautiful forest and trying to help everyone she comes across. The helpful Hazel takes on the role of midwife, intrepid explorer, hard worker and a kind friend for creatures big and small. She goes through all four-seasons doing the right thing to help everyone else but when it’s Little Witch Hazel who needs help herself, will she get it in time? An ode to nature, friendship, wild things and the seasons.
Wicca for Life by Raymond Buckland
(Citadel, 9780806538648, p/b, £16.99)
Finally we have a comprehensive guide to Wicca that established followers and newcomers to the Craft will both equally appreciate. Designed to carry the Witch through every season and aspect of life. From Wicca’s ancient beginnings to its current practice worldwide, Wicca for Life encompasses the rites, rituals, and customs every practitioner needs to know. Written by Raymond Buckland, one of the leading U.S. authorities on Wicca, this essential resource has been exhaustively researched and organized to provide guidance for Witches at all levels of skill and experience.
That’s it for our Witchy Reads for 2021! From enchanting stories to the rich history behind the craft, we’ve got a huge array of books for you to pick up as the year gets darker and we come closer to the Witch’s season of rebirth. Is it time for you to make a change? I hope that we’ve listed something you like the look of or maybe even an old favourite you’re glad we’re talking about. If so, please share the blog or leave a comment below.