Top 5 Tuesday #45: Witches & Wytches

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now managed by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 witches

What are your favourite witchy books?

I’m attracted to stories about witches and have bought a few of them. However, I haven’t read as many of them as I thought I had, so these aren’t my favorite books about witches but instead are books I’ve read that have witches in them.

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

The is the second book in the Witches subseries of Pratchett’s larger Discworld fantasy series. I’ve only read two of Pratchett’s books so far, this and Equal Rites, which is the first book in the Witches series. I enjoyed them. They are humorous and quite entertaining. I think I prefer Wyrd Sisters of the two. In it, witches plot to overthrow a tyrant.

Wytches, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock

A horror comic book about a family that relocates to New Hamshire following a tragic incident and learn that there’s something weird about the woods there. The story is a bit creepy and is perfect for Halloween. I liked the father-daughter relationship in it and the colors used for the illustrations.

The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol

The first in a middle grade fantasy series about a girl who becomes an apprentice witch in a small, backwater town after flunking her witch exam. I liked the story but thought it didn’t adequately explain some things or show how certain relationships develop. However, I would like to read the second book. The story was interesting.

Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome Shirahama (illus.)

The first in a manga series about a girl who loves magic and wants to become a witch and is able to do so after a fateful accident. I love the illustrations and was very entertained by the story. I’ve since bought all the volumes in the series (about six) and intend to continue with it soon.

Sylvania, #1 by Kristin Kemper (illus.)

A sweet YA fantasy webcomic about three sisters who are tree witches. The star witches are seeking volunteers to help them terraform Mars and one of the sisters volunteer for the trip. I liked the story. It has a slow start, but it kept me interested and I liked the art. I hope the artist continues with it. It seems that they’ve been on a break from it for about a year now. You can read the webcomic here.


11 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #45: Witches & Wytches

  1. I love Terry Pratchett and Granny Weatherwax is my favorite of his characters. She is Bad-Ass! She absolutely refuses to think anyone can get the better of her, and she is right. I think ‘Wyrd Sisters’, ‘Lords and Ladies’ and ‘Carpe Jugulum’ are my favorite Granny books.
    Happy Trails!
    Happy Halloween!


    1. She IS Bad-Ass, totally. I love Nanny Ogg too. She just seems to love having a good time. I plan to read Witches Abroad soon to continue with the Witches books.
      Happy Halloween!!

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