TBR Thursday: Witchtober 2022 Edition

Welcome to another TBR Thursday! Rather than featuring just one title today, I’m digging in to my entire Witchtober stack.

Last year, I spent all of October reading books about witches and magic, and it was a ton of fun! This was the first time I can recall being really intentional about theming my reading to a time of year, and leaning into the witchy vibes was a ton of fun. So much fun that I have decided to do it again this year. I even came up with a name–Witchtober! (I make no promises that I didn’t actually see that somewhere, forget I’d seen it, and imagine I came up with it).

I’ve been collecting witchy books for my October TBR with an optimism that fully ignores just how busy this month is going to be. I may not–okay, almost definitely will not–finish all of these this month, but here’s what we’re looking at for Witchtober 2022:

From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper

I read the previous book in this series, Payback’s a Witch, last year and have been looking forward to From Bad to Cursed ever since it was announced, but knew I’d save it for October. I’ll be doing a buddy read of this one with my IRL book friend, Mel.

The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling

I didn’t care too much for The Ex Hex, mainly due to issues with pacing and character development. The small town and some of the humor was great, but everything just happened too quickly, and I’m a hard sell on a second chance romance in the best of times. Because those issues could easily be resolved with Sterling becoming more comfortable in this genre, I’ve decided to give The Kiss Curse a go.

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

I’ve been wanting to read The Heartbreak Bakery for a while and figure Witchtober is as good an excuse as any to read about magical break up brownies.

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin

I loved The Nature of Witches, which I read last year. Can’t wait to see what Griffin has in store for Wild is the Witch.

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch by Amanda Yates Garcia

I started Initiated on a trip a while ago but haven’t picked it back up. I’m really excited for it, but it just hasn’t fit into the flow of my reading habits. What better time to read a witchy memoir than during Witchtober?

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

I adored The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow, so now I have to pick up any and all other books by the author. I’m hoping to get to A Spindle Splintered during my exceptionally jam-packed Witchtober. Thankfully, it’s super short, so I think I might pull it off.


I could probably add to this list forever, because I love a witchy read, particularly during spooky season (I can’t hang with horror). Do you have any witchy books on your TBR for the season?

19 thoughts on “TBR Thursday: Witchtober 2022 Edition

  1. I just finished Wild is the Witch the other day. It was a lot like the Griffin’s last book – lots of action, humor, and a sweet romance. I hope you like all these witchy books.

  2. I love cute witchy books. I’ll have to think about doing something like this next year. I hope you enjoy all these books.

  3. I think it is a given that October become the month of witches and all things spooky. I have never heard the phrase witchtober before, but I am definitely going to be using it. Thanks for the book reccomendations. I am going on holiday in a couple of weeks and need something to read.

  4. Great selection of books and a good time to read them. The last witch books I read were ‘A Discovery of Witches’ by Debra Harkness, which I didn’t enjoy as much as as the television series. I did enjoy reading Kelly Armstrong books on Witches and I recently read The Familiars by Stacey Halls which was really good.

    • I read A Discovery of Witches a few years ago. I agree, it was okay, but not the best witchy book I’ve ever read. I’ll have to check out the others you mentioned!

  5. These sound great. Love Witchtober! My favourite witchy books are based on the old witch trials. I have a bit of a fascination with that era. Thanks for sharing. xxx

  6. I don’t read a lot of witchy books, but I did read A Spindle Splintered, and I really enjoyed it. Enjoy your witchy reads this month, AmandaKay.

  7. Oooh…thanks for the recommendations! I’ve always been a fan of witchy novels. Will keep an eye out for these in the local bookstore.

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