One of my absolute favorite past times is reading books. Old fashioned, printed, usually dusty books. The beauty of a good book is that you get transported into the world of it. A good author can make you feel and see and hear things that you would never have in your daily life.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I do book and deck reviews about twice a month. What isn’t pictured on my instagram is ALL the books I read, and what I think about them. I read a TON of books, mostly on witchcraft and history and I’m usually pretty good on a recommendation. I’ve even started a witchcraft book club on instagram as well if you want to follow along with what I’m reading!
I am totally a budget witch, and most of the books I buy I get through thriftbooks or amazon. I LOVE amazon as a resource for witchcraft related books because usually they run sales on them. For my closet witches I cannot stress this enough – digital books are your best friend!
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Inner Witch by Gabriela Herstik
- Book Level: Beginner Witch
- Type: General Guide / Glamour Witchcraft
- Inner Witch is a great millennial style guide to modern witchcraft. I didn’t feel as though it was overly biased but did have themes of wiccan ideology. Overall, Inner Witch is a great beginners book to any millennial who is interested or just starting out in their craft.
Light Magic for Dark Times by Lisa Marie Basile
- Book Level: Any Witch
- Type: Self Care / Spell Book
- Light Magic for Dark Times is the book we all want but didn’t deserve on self-care and witchcraft. The themes of light and dark/ self growth and empowerment come through strong and bold. The writing beautifully compliments the aesthetic of this book and is a real treat to hold in your hands and curl up with. Buyer Beware: Amazon has a long wait to receive this book and it is well worth the wait!
The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman by Danielle Dulsky
- Book Level: Intermediate Witch / Feminist Witch
- Type: Femme Empowerment and Spiritual Reclaiming
- The Holy Wild is a reclaiming of spirituality for the wild woman. If strong femme figures is your thing in witchcraft, this book is right up your alley! A little wordy at times, this book as wonderfully reflective writing and beautiful prose. The beginner witch may not enjoy this book as much as a seasoned witch but I would absolutely recommend it for any witchling who has a good foundation.
Italian Folk Magic by Mary-Grace Fahrun
- Book Level: Beginner Witch / Folk Witch
- Type: Italian Folk Witchcraft / Hearth Witchcraft
- Italian Folk Magic is a TREASURE. This book has a strong influence of catholic ideology mixed with traditional folk practices and italian culture. Hearth witches take note: this book is for you! From superstitions, to spells, holidays, recipes and more this book has something for everyone and anyone who wants to tap into their strega roots.
Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic by Amy Blackthorn
- Book Level: Intermediate Witch / Green Witch
- Type: Green Witch / Herbalist
- Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic is a wonderful book that covers much more than the basics of green witchcraft. Written in an easy to read, friend format, the author speaks to you like a close friend which makes the information much easier to digest. This book goes to places where other more wiccan-based green witch books don’t. Overall, great for the witch who wants the herbalisms without wiccan influence.
Temperance Alden is an Occultist, Folk Witch, and Author of Year of the Witch (2020). She is based out of South Florida.