Something creeps into the air... or to my TBR list the moment the calendar turns to October 1st. Suddenly, like everyone else, I want to read nothing but spooky books. I don't mean scary books, I read those year round, I mean spooky books about witches, halloween, and magic. 

Ever since I could remember, I've always been fascinated with witches. I used to 'play witches' when I was younger and would write down spells in a spellbook and try to do magic. Now that I'm older, my appreciation for witches comes full circle since I love crystals, manifestation, and all things 'woo woo'.

That also has crept into my reading material and every October I find the newest witchy reads to sink my teeth into. This year is no exception because there are so many great books out there to get you in the spirit! 

These are some of the books that are on my witchy TBR and I'll also link past reviews on other magical reads I've loved.

The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic by Breanne Randall

This has been one of my most anticipated reads of the season and the fact that it was an add on option for Book of the Month in October worked out so well. I've already started reading The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic, and I can tell I'm going to love it. You can read the full summary here but it's been touted as a mix of Gilmore Girls and Practical Magic, which I've used to describe other books, but I think two things can be true at once. There's curses, magic, forbidden love, and familial issues and I know it's going to be a favorite of the year for me.

The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young

Adrienne Young's "Spells for Forgetting" was a witchy read I read last year and loved so I knew that her next book was an immediate 'add to TBR'. This was also a BOTM choice so I have it in my possession and I'll read it right after Unfortunate Side Effects; After her grandmother's death, June starts hearing and seeing things that aren't there... and then she starts receiving messages about her mother's disappearance, that happened ages ago. She stumbles upon what seems to be another dimension to solve the mystery and get answers. It sounds incredible and just the right amount of magic to make you believe it's real. The Unmaking of June Farrow will be released on October 17th, 20223. 

Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Another BOTM choice and another book I already have... Starling House by Alix E. Harrow is not the book I usually reach for because it looks a little too fantasy for my liking but I was intrigued. Eden is an orphan and school dropout who is fascinated with the disappeared author of The Undaland, who lived in Starling House. When she gets inside the abandaoned mansion, things take a turn and the story goes from there. This feels like the type of book you can read any time of year but it's more fun to read in October!  

Playing the Witch Card by KJ Dell'Antonia

The tagline for "Playing the Witch Card" is 'She gave up on magic but magic didn't give up on her' and that is enough to pull me in. Flair refuses to use magic when she takes over her grandmother's bake shop, but when she bakes tarot card cookies that release the family's magic on the town, that flies out the window. Chaos ensues, family bonds are tested, and old love comes back. It sounds so cute and intriguing, I can't wait to read! 

That's everything on my witchy To Be Read list for the season but below are links to my other favorite reads to really put you in the magical mood! 

What's on your spooky TBR list this year?
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