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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Spellbound Square

Created by: Murder by Death

Books containing witches, warlocks, sorcerors and witchcraft.

To keep the list under control, I'll only include the first book of any series pertaining to witches and only books whose main premise, or main character is a witch.

Please let me know in the comments about books you think would work here.

Books: 60

1.
Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman
Practical Magic
Note: This one also can be used for the Magical Realism square.
2.
The Crucible - Arthur Miller, Christopher Bigsby
The Crucible
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3.
Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell
Secondhand Spirits
Note: Cozy mystery series about a powerful natural witch in modern day San Francisco.
4.
Brownies and Broomsticks - Bailey Cates
Brownies and Broomsticks
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5.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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6.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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7.
The Witch's Daughter - Paula Brackston
The Witch's Daughter
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8.
Revenge of the Witch - Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
Revenge of the Witch
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9.
Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett
Equal Rites
Note: First in the witches sub-series of Discworld. Additional books are:

Wyrd Sisters
Witches Abroad
Lords and Ladies
Masquerade
Carpe Jugulum
10.
Dark Witch - Nora Roberts
Dark Witch
Note: Trilogy qualifies. Also, romantic suspense.
11.
Witch Way to Murder - Shirley Damsgaard
Witch Way to Murder
Note: First in an older cozy series; might be hard to find.
12.
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches
Note: First of a trilogy. Would also work for the Vampires vs. Werewolves category.
13.
Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews
Magic Bites
Note: First in series; would also work for Vampires vs. Werewolves category.
14.
Witches Be Crazy: A Tale That Happened Once Upon a... - Logan J. Hunder
Witches Be Crazy: A Tale That Happened Once Upon a Time in the Middle of Nowhere
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15.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Ag... - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Note:
16.
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30) - Terry Pratchett
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)
Note: This is the first of the Tiffany aching sub-series of Discworld. Additional books in this sub-series are:

A Hat Full of Sky
Winter smith
I Shall Wear Midnight
The Shepherd's Crown
17.
Born Wicked - Jessica Spotswood
Born Wicked
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18.
Jackaby - William Ritter
Jackaby
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19.
Daughters of the Witching Hill - Mary Sharratt
Daughters of the Witching Hill
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20.
Bed-Knob and Broomstick (A Combined Edition of:
Bed-Knob and Broomstick (A Combined Edition of: "The Magic Bed-Knob" and "Bonfires and Broomsticks")
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21.
Uprooted - Naomi Novik
Uprooted
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22.
Witch Hunt - Ian Rankin, Jack Harvey
Witch Hunt
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23.
Captivated - Nora Roberts
Captivated
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24.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of ... - Gregory Maguire
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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25.
The Pillars of the World - Anne Bishop
The Pillars of the World
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26.
The Owl Killers - Karen Maitland
The Owl Killers
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27.
Tail and Trouble - Victor M. Catano
Tail and Trouble
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28.
Hedge Witch - Simon Kewin
Hedge Witch
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29.
Grimm Memorials - R. Patrick Gates
Grimm Memorials
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30.
Easy Bake Coven - Liz Schulte
Easy Bake Coven
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31.
Hex - Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex
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32.
Jaxson (River Pack Wolves 1) - New Adult Paranorma... - Alisa Woods
Jaxson (River Pack Wolves 1) - New Adult Paranormal Romance
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33.
Protecting His Witch (a Keepers of the Veil novel)... - Zoe Forward
Protecting His Witch (a Keepers of the Veil novel) (Entangled Covet)
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34.
The Witching Hour - Anne Rice
The Witching Hour
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35.
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
Stardust
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36.
The Bell Witch - John F.D. Taff
The Bell Witch
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37.
Witch Water - Edward Lee
Witch Water
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38.
The Witching House - Brian Moreland
The Witching House
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39.
The Witchcraft of Salem Village - Shirley Jackson
The Witchcraft of Salem Village
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40.
Every Which Way But Dead - Kim Harrison
Every Which Way But Dead
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41.
Tales from Our Hearts and Other Body Parts: Women'... - Marilyn Cugel
Tales from Our Hearts and Other Body Parts: Women's Health Anthology
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42.
The Rules of Magic - Alice Hoffman
The Rules of Magic
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43.
Faery in Shadow - C.J. Cherryh
Faery in Shadow
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44.
Castle Hangnail - Ursula Vernon
Castle Hangnail
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45.
In The Forests of Serre - Patricia A. McKillip
In The Forests of Serre
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46.
The Witches - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
The Witches
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47.
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld - Patricia A. McKillip
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
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48.
Od Magic - Patricia A. McKillip
Od Magic
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49.
The Witch in the Wood - T.H. White
The Witch in the Wood
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50.
Hag's Trail - Jimmy Millwood
Hag's Trail
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51.
Vassa in the Night - Sarah Porter
Vassa in the Night
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52.
How to Hang a Witch - Adriana Mather
How to Hang a Witch
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53.
Taliesin - Stephen R. Lawhead
Taliesin
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54.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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55.
Witches' Brew (Magic Kingdom Of Landover 5) - Terry Brooks
Witches' Brew (Magic Kingdom Of Landover 5)
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56.
Morrigan's Cross - Nora Roberts
Morrigan's Cross
Note: Trilogy qualifies
57.
Dance Upon The Air - Nora Roberts
Dance Upon The Air
Note: Trilogy qualifies
58.
It Takes a Witch - Heather Blake
It Takes a Witch
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59.
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural - Jonathan Janz, Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural
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60.
Witches' Brew - Morgana Best Witches' Brew - Morgana Best
Witches' Brew
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Comments

Comments:
Opinions of Saturn
The book I'm planning on reading for this square is Witches be Crazy by Logan J. Hunder (ISBN: 9781597808200).
It's evidently a parody of the fairy-tale genre rather than anything spooky, but who can resist a title like that?
Murder by Death
You can't resist! :)

I added it to the list.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Terry Pratchett's entire "Witches" subseries qualifies: Besides "Equal Rites" also "Wyrd Sisters" (ISBN 10: 0061020664; ISBN 13: 9780061020667), "Witches Abroad" (ISBN 10: 0061020613; ISBN 13: 9780061020612), "Lords and Ladies" (ISBN 10: 055215315X; ISBN 13: 9780552153157), "Maskerade" (ISBN 10: 0575058080; ISBN 13: 9780575058088) and "Carpe Jugulum" (ISBN 10: 0061051586; ISBN 13: 9780061051586).

Also Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's non-series "Good Omens" (ISBN 10: 0060853980; ISBN 13: 9780060853983), for which there is also a highly acclaimed BBC 4 radio adaptation (ISBN 10: 1910281913; ISBN 13: 9781910281918).
Tannat
I'd suggest that Wyrd Sisters is the true first book in the Witches subseries, but if you must read Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters should qualify for "It was a dark and stormy night" I think.

There's also all of Pratchett's TIffany Aching series, which is a spinoff of sorts of his Witches series: The Wee Free Men (9780385605335), A Hat Full of Sky (9780552552646), Wintersmith (9780552562898), I Shall Wear Midnight (9780552555593), & The Shepherd's Crown (9780857534811).
Opinions of Saturn
According to Murder's notes at the top of the page, only the first book in a series is making it on the list-- so the rest of the Discworld books are out (for the list.) I highly recommend the Tiffany Aching books for the challenge itself, though.
Murder by Death
I'll add the Tiffany Aching books; I didn't know they were a different sub-series or that she was a witch (Pratchett newbie here). I'll also note the rest of the series books in the Notes section for the first book. Do you all think that will work well? I just don't want to overwhelm a list with any one author's books.
Tannat
Tiffany is learning to be a witch (it's YA). Some of the other witches appear but it's mostly about Tiffany. If you add the Tiffany books, I'd say just add the first one. It may not even be necessary because it's here in the comments.
Murder by Death
I just added the first Tiffany book and included the titles to the other three in the Notes.
Murder by Death
@Themis: added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! :)
Moonlight Snow
So many great books fit this square - I'll just offer up two series:

The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood (first one is Born Wicked). This is a really interesting YA series set in an alternate history colonial America with witches.

Jackaby by William Ritter: I loved the first book of this series, and I've been holding off on reading book 2 until book 3 is released, which it just was!

Also, I have Daughters of Witching Hill by Mary Serrat on my TBR - OBD recommends it!
Murder by Death
Added all three - thanks!
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
A few YA/kid's titles:

Bedknob and Broomstick, by Mary Norton. A pair of novellas set in World War 2, and the origin of the Disney movie with Angela Lansbury. (Plot is not same as movie, btw. Though you can see what they pulled out of it to make a movie.)

The Witches, by Roald Dahl.

Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. A story based on the folk tales of eastern Europe, featuring magicians, witches, and an evil forest.
Tannat
Darn, I'd been meaning to read Uprooted. *Looks sideways at Maskerade.*
Murder by Death
Added, thanks.
Tannat
Question: Could Uprooted count for the YA Horror square? It's like fairy tale horror, isn't it?
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
I think it might.
Tannat
Eh, I may just read it for fun. It's on my to-read list.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Ian Rankin: "Witch Hunt" (ISBN 13: 9780752877310; ISBN 10: 0752877313) -- thriller whose protagonist is a female assassin nicknamed "Witch".

YA -- Gregory Maguire: "Wicked" (ISBN 13: 9780061350962; 0061350966)
Murder by Death
Added. :) Oops, missed Wicked... hang on...
Tannat
Huh? Where's Wicked?
Murder by Death
It's there.... now. Third time's the charm for NOT hitting "save" before the book is on the list...

Sorry 'bout that...
Tannat
I was just confused. I was trying to see if anyone had suggested it for another square.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Hehe, thanks ladies -- I'd begun to think that I'm just too blind to find it! :)
Tannat
I checked by searching for "Wicked" on the page. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Duh. :) Might have thought of that, too ... :D
Tannat
Well there was some "blind" searching before that.
Murder by Death
and Wicked is there too now. :)
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Oh, the Nora Roberts already on this list reminds me of another of her books:

Captivated, by Nora Roberts. (Note: first in Donovan series. All qualify, as all couples feature witches.)
Murder by Death
Got it! Thanks. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books


Copied from the comments section of Moonlight Reader's suggestions post (http://moonlightreader.booklikes.com/post/1591111/a-few-bingo-suggestions):

Elentarri's Book Blog:
Nearly all [Patricia McKillip's] books have some sort of sorceress/sorcerer/witch/wizard in it. Od Magic is a good one if you want a wizard/sorcerer and a magic school.


Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Looking at McKillip's books, one that has a sorceress / "good" witch type of protagonist is "The Forgotten Beasts of Eld."
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
A classic: T.H. White: "The Witch in the Wood"
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks -- for all of the additions!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Taliesin by Stephen Lawhead (9780380706136)

Also, ISBN for a "regular" copy of Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell": 9781408856888
Murder by Death
Added - didn't even notice the wonky edition of Strange / Norell. Fixed that too.

Once things quiet down, I need to go through the lists and use them as a jumping off point for librarian clean ups.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Hah. Yes, I've had that thought, too ...

And thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More books from the participants' reading plan lists -- including unassigned / "free square" / "wild card" books that would fit this category:

Witches' Brew by Morgana Best (9781925674088)
Witches' Brew by Terry Brooks (9781841495576)
Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts (9780515141658) -- probably the other 2 books of the Circle Trilogy would work here as well.
Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts (9780515131222) -- again, probably the other 2 books of the Three Sisters Trilogy will work here as well.
It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake (9780451235527)
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (9781943910670)
Blood Magick by Nora Roberts (9780425259870) -- add it? Book 1 of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy ("Dark Witch") is already on the list.
Murder by Death
9781925674088 isn't in the DB, though I added book to the list via title search.

Blood Magick is actually the third book in the trilogy; Dark Witch is the first. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yeah, that's why I wondered whether we'd want to add it, since "Dark Witch" is already here. Sorry about the ISBN for the Morgana Best "Witches' Brew" ... :(
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (9781783295401)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Next batch from the participants' "reading plans" posts:

A Match Made in Spell by Regina Welling & Erin Lynn (9781541188556)
Familiar Motives by Delia James (9780451476593)
-- also "A Witch's Cat Mystery" #1, "A Familiar Tail" (9780451476579)
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper (9781451641851)
-- as well as Half-Moon Hollow #1, "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs" (9781416589426)

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