Top 5 Wednesday

T5W – Books Featuring Witches!

“So there is a topic later this month about paranormal creatures, but 1. witches aren’t creatures and 2. they deserve their own topic. These can be “witch books” or books that happen to feature witches as characters, whether they are main characters or side characters.”

Sam (thoughtsontomes)

Top 5 Wednesday (T5W) is a Goodreads group consisting of weekly ‘Top 5’s created by Booktuber Sam from “thoughtsontomes”. If you would like to explore the group more further, there’s a link right here to take you to the main page!

This week it’s very apparent that I don’t read that many ‘witchy’ books and that I don’t reach to pick them up that often. So a lot of these are books I read as a child. But I’ve never massively been interested in witches, I don’t mind them when they are in books/movies/tv shows, but I don’t actively have an interest. I never dressed up as a witch for Halloween, nor do I search for things with witches and I really didn’t like Hocus Pocus or any heavily ‘witchy’ things. But nevertheless, these are the top 5 books which feature witches.


5. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson LevineTeen Picks: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Even though the witch isn’t a main character in this book, the whole premise is about a girl who has been cursed by a witch, so it is a prominent feature of the story.





Carina's Books: Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman4. Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

Probably my favourite witch (apart from Hermione Granger, obviously), Serafina Pekkala who is the queen of witches, she is not a main character, but is still a recurring character within His Dark Materials. I really loved her as a character so I had to mention this series in this list.




3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank BaumThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ...

This is a classic and well-loved story about a girl called Dorothy who is transported to a new world, and in order to get back home she needs to find the Wizard of Oz to grant her wish, however the Wicked Witch of the West tries to stop her. Whenever I think about evil witches, she is the first that comes into my head. She definitely scared me in the movie adaption! I would seriously recommend the series altogether.



Ruma 25's Blogspot!: The Witches2. The Witches – Roald Dahl

Another childhood classic. It’s imaginative, fascinating, and filled with horrifying, heartless witches that definitely would’ve given you nightmares as a child, but is still an enjoyable read and a well-loved story.






1. The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling7 New Avatar for Harry Potter Book Covers | Let's Start ...

Of course. Without a doubt. I couldn’t not include this book series; it’s literally following a trio of witches and wizards. Need I say more?






What witchy books have you read? Any recommendations for others?



Abbie xxxx

3 thoughts on “T5W – Books Featuring Witches!

  1. Oh my goodness, I adored Ella Enchanted as a kid! I must have read that book over ten times. I also loved the movie waaaay too much, haha. What did you think of the film?


    1. Haha same! I am such a fan of the film myself, mainly because I just love whatever Anne Hathaway does! I now see books and their adaptions as completely seperate, so I wasn’t comparing it to the book; I loved the film and the book in different ways!

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