#SpooktasticReads Top Ten Tuesday | Witch book should I read?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is a Halloween freebie! If you know anything about me then you’ll know I can’t resist books about witches, but there are still quite a few witch books on my TBR, so today I thought I’d share ten of them with you. Which one do you think I should read first?


The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams: It’s mainly the cover that has me interested in this one. That and the fact that it’s compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson: This sounds like so much fun, but I’ve seen a quite a few reviews saying it didn’t live up to the hype which make me a little hesitant to try it.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova: I need to read more Latinx authors and considering Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal to Noise, a novel about witches in 1980s Mexico City, is one of my favourite novels, it’s kind of crazy that I haven’t read this Latinx witch novel yet.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling: Look, if a book has queer witches in it then it immediately goes on my TBR. Immediately.

Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan: I recently picked up a copy of this on my kindle for just 99p! It’s set in Ireland and features sisters and witchcraft, which was all I needed to know to pick it up. I’ve been keen to read more Irish authors this year and more books set in Ireland, so I’m looking forward to picking this one up.


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco: I’ve heard such good things about this YA fantasy and I finally picked up a copy earlier this year. It’s about time I read it!

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: I’m a big fan of novels set in Nigeria, so it’s about time I crossed this book off my TBR!

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta: I really enjoyed Capetta’s The Brilliant Death when I read it earlier this year and I’ve been keen to get my hands on this new release, a book all about queer witches, since it was published.

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe: This is the sequel to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, a book I really enjoyed and remember quite a lot about despite reading it several years ago, and I’ve been keen to get my hands on a copy ever since it was announced.

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice: I haven’t read any Anne Rice, I was never a big enough of a vampire fan to want to read her Lestat novels, but I’ve been intrigued by this book ever since I discovered it last year. Not only is it about witches, but it’s also set in New Orleans which is somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit. I found a cheap copy second-hand, but as it’s around 1200 pages long I don’t know when I’m going to get to it!

What did you talk about this week?

24 thoughts on “#SpooktasticReads Top Ten Tuesday | Witch book should I read?

  1. Lisa says:

    Fun topic! I really liked The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs (although I had to reread Deliverance Dane first, since I barely remembered it!). The Anne Rice book is really good, and I also need to read Akata Witch. The Lost Coast sounds great too!

    Can’t wait to hear what you decide to read first. 🙂
    My TTT

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jaime says:

    I haven’t read any of these because witch books aren’t my thing, but I’ve heard good things about Labyrinth Lost and Akata Witch. Maybe I should give them a try!

    Great list idea for this prompt! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. acquadimore says:

    My favorite of these is definitely The Lost Coast, but for a book about witches is… very much not spooky? At least it didn’t feel like that to me. Labyrinth Lost is also witchy, is somewhat spookier (even though it’s on the lower end of YA) and has an amazing sequel as well. And I’d love to see what you think of These Witches Don’t Burn! It’s one I haven’t been able to get to yet but it sounds great.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tammy says:

    Witches seem to be a popular topic this week 😉 I love that our lists are completely different, except for one book, and you have a few on here I’m dying to read, like Undead Girl Gang!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dinipandareads says:

    The only one on here that I’ve read is These Witches Don’t Burn and I really enjoyed it! It’s not just a fun, cute queer witchy read but it has more depth to it, which I didn’t expect! A few of these are also on my TBR (Akata, Lost Coast) and Perfectly Preventable Deaths sounds great and looks really cool! Hope you enjoy these 😊

    My TTT post

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s