Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Thoughts on Tomes. (You can find the Goodreads group for it here). This week’s topic is Books Featuring Witches. This can be books about witches, where a witch is the main character, or any book that happens to feature a witch at all.
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – I really need to stop including this book in every list but I love it so much and it does feature one of the best literary witches: Agnes Nutter. It’s a fun and creative story featuring angels, demons, satanic nuns, and of course, the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch.
- The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett – Pratchett was always fantastic at witches, and my favourite was Tiffany Aching, the 9-year-old witch who comes with a collection of hilarious, strange, blue men in kilts.
- Beastly by Alex Flinn – This retelling of Beauty and the Beast features a sassy and vengeful witch (the one who places the curse on Alex Flinn’s ‘beast’), Kendra. She’s only a very minor character in this book, but I believe this has actually developed into a series called the Kendra Chronicles.
- The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown – Okay, so this book doesn’t actually feature any witches of the magical/paranormal kind. It is actually about the sister of a man who claims to be a witchfinder and contains some real, historical of what happened to women accused of being witches in 1640’s England. It is a harrowing but truly fascinating read.
- The Halfway Witchy series by Terry Maggert – This witchy series follows the life of Carlie McEwan as she fights to protect her beloved town of Halfway. It features vampires, Vikings, ghosts, and a multitude of other supernatural beings and is a fun and easy romp. Oh, and there are waffles.