Witchy Fiction

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"Up on their brooms the witches stream, / Crooked and black in the crescent's gleam; / One foot high, and one foot low, / Bearded, cloaked and cowled they go..." —Walter de la Mare, "The Ride-by-Nights" *** Many are the images of the witch, and many the different depictions in our literature. Our List of the Month this October is devoted to Witchy Fiction—just in time for Halloween! Each participant may vote on ten titles. Please only downvote titles if they do not fit the theme, and do not include witches.
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1,856 members
44 reviews
3.9
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11,254 members
725 reviews
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wyvernfriend, ablachly, Ciarda, LadyUndomiel, lottpoet, cat3crazy, vwinsloe, al.vick, seussically, MirabiliaMagpie, Brandy1411, Richard_Cro, JMGoldie, margaretirene,
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margaretirene: Absolutely the best series I’ e read in a long time. Love the humor and the wonderful details.
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5,714 members
169 reviews
½ 3.7
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11,954 members
469 reviews
½ 4.3
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10,700 members
258 reviews
4.2
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12,033 members
437 reviews
½ 4.3
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25,814 members
222 reviews
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1,507 members
69 reviews
3.8
10 Members
wyvernfriend, lquilter, Jannes, charl08, PitcherBooks, ValerieAndBooks, Dilara86, msjudy, ManWithAnAgenda, turtlesaver
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lquilter: Lolly Willowes is a wonderful novel about womanhood, liberation, and witchcraft.
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6,248 members
250 reviews
4.2
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10,088 members
139 reviews
4.1
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15,200 members
156 reviews
½ 3.7
10 Members
ablachly, paradoxosalpha, ijustgetbored, perennialreader, Doey, katemcangus, Tess_W, al.vick, sungir1, MaureenONeill,Rbach1989
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paradoxosalpha: A parable about the Red Scare and McCarthyism, in the setting of colonial American witch trials.
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28,660 members
648 reviews
½ 3.6
8 Members
ablachly, LadyUndomiel, lquilter, sturlington, perennialreader, Doey, al.vick, ahef1963
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lquilter: Wicked is wonderful -- the retelling of the Wicked Witch of the West, from the book and the movie, from her perspective. If you only know the Broadway, read the book.
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1,285 members
57 reviews
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14,336 members
250 reviews
3.8
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346 members
8 reviews
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132,420 members
2,036 reviews
½ 4.3
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6,490 members
221 reviews
3.9
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644 members
19 reviews
½ 3.7
6 Members
lquilter, Jannes, knerd.knitter, yoyogod, turtlesaver, slimikin
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lquilter: Fritz Lieber, verging on horror, with this gender-oriented commentary on academic life (of the 1940s), faculty wives, and the witchcraft underlying academic success.
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6,285 members
385 reviews
4.1
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21,838 members
559 reviews
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21,653 members
421 reviews
3.9
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1,518 members
74 reviews
½ 3.4
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34,428 members
783 reviews
½ 4.3
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4,555 members
138 reviews
3.8
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397 members
4 reviews
½ 4.3
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20,199 members
463 reviews
4.2
4 Members
seabelis, paradoxosalpha, charl08, kleo
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paradoxosalpha: Bulgakov's Daisy is a pivot for literary witchcraft.
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3,216 members
47 reviews
½ 3.3
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768 members
14 reviews
½ 3.6
4 Members
tardis, lquilter, lizzy50usa, Marissa_Doyle
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lquilter: Diana Wynne Jones' witches are running the world, or trying to, and things are going wrong.
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35,921 members
740 reviews
4.1
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1,579 members
46 reviews
½ 3.7
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99 members
1 review
½ 4.5
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4,406 members
57 reviews
½ 4.3
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320 members
6 reviews
4.2
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1,298 members
38 reviews
½ 4.3
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28,890 members
356 reviews
3.9
4 Members
mldg, kleo, paulmdh, sungir1,
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467 members
19 reviews
3.8
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1,129 members
49 reviews
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1,557 members
32 reviews
½ 3.7
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226 members
10 reviews
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1,036 members
55 reviews
3.8
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498 members
13 reviews
4.2
3 Members
lquilter, rlwelt, merrystar
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lquilter: Charming children's story about witches.
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566 members
17 reviews
½ 3.7
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9,463 members
119 reviews
4
3 Members
seabelis, lquilter, beatlegrrl
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lquilter: Anne Rice had written non-vampire stories before, but The Witching Hour opened up a whole new branch of stories -- the Mayfair witches -- which ultimately connected to the Lestat vampire books.
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4,530 members
341 reviews
½ 3.7
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125 members
2 reviews
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604 members
23 reviews
4.1
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2,015 members
101 reviews
½ 3.7
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1,594 members
54 reviews
½ 3.5
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940 members
45 reviews
½ 4.4
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881 members
42 reviews
3.8
2 Members
JennyG, bearette24
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14 members
4 reviews
4.2
2 Members
wisemetis, Herenya
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120 members
5 reviews
3.8
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855 members
38 reviews
4.2
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727 members
12 reviews
3.8
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620 members
22 reviews
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166 members
6 reviews
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1,516 members
29 reviews
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2,218 members
125 reviews
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1,526 members
83 reviews
4.1
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tkj9, catseyegreen
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346 members
3 reviews
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2 Members
Aquila, Xtine
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70 members
4 reviews
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13,222 members
201 reviews
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9,437 members
181 reviews
3.9
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270 members
9 reviews
½ 4.5
2 Members
rlwelt, merrystar
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3,423 members
81 reviews
4.1
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1,137 members
20 reviews
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707 members
20 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
paradoxosalpha, kleo
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paradoxosalpha: The protagonist is a nameless survivor of her own cruel, sorcery-wielding race, who adopts different identities in the course of her interactions with humanity.
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649 members
26 reviews
3.9
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7,745 members
199 reviews
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2,838 members
176 reviews
½ 3.6
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844 members
38 reviews
4.2
2 Members
Aquila, Herenya
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10,155 members
670 reviews
½ 3.4
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1,347 members
21 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
Ann_R, MaureenONeill
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Ann_R: A children's witchy illustrated series, that was also adapted to TV.
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767 members
65 reviews
3.8
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446 members
14 reviews
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2,687 members
62 reviews
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1,456 members
25 reviews
3.8
2 Members
Ciarda, kleo
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14,647 members
957 reviews
4.1
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6,880 members
44 reviews
½ 3.6
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307 members
15 reviews
½ 3.6
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21,361 members
755 reviews
½ 3.7
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Sensory
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922 members
19 reviews
4.2
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Pina87
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745 members
17 reviews
3.9
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melshaw
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melshaw: An English childrens' book published in the 1920s. An imaginative fantasy. Great fun. Black cats and witches and a whole world of things that get up to no good at midnight.
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452 members
9 reviews
3.9
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443 members
8 reviews
½ 3.6
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Jenson_AKA_DL
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Jenson_AKA_DL: This was recommended to me today and thought it would be good for this list. I will probably add to my personal library soon.
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425 members
8 reviews
½ 3.7
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416 members
11 reviews
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yolana
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385 members
23 reviews
4.1
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5arah
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309 members
17 reviews
3.8
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Cookkids
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206 members
12 reviews
½ 3.7
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134 members
3 reviews
3.8
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129 members
9 reviews
½ 4.3
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slimikin
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90 members
11 reviews
½ 3.7
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gypsysmom