Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out her wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is witches, which was slightly easier for me to write about than ghosts, but not really. Like last week, the first three books on my list are books that I’ve read, and the last two are books on my TBR.
One more thing that I want to say before we start is that I’m drafting this on Monday night, and it appears that I left my brain has wander off somewhere. I’m struggling with words right now, and I’ve spent the past hour distracted and chipping away at my nail polish. Usually, when this happens, I skip posting, but for some reason I’m reluctantly pushing through. I’ll probably edit/rewrite some of this after it goes live, I might even delete it. I know that at the time of writing this, I’m not happy with it, but I don’t have the energy or motivation to do any better.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – This is the first book that came to mind when I saw this prompt because the witches in this book are iconic. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, but I remember being shocked by how different the original story was from the adaptions and spin-offs. I also know that when I think of witches, The Wicked Witch of the West is the first witch I think of because her character is so iconic.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman – If I remember correctly, there isn’t a witch in this book, but the entire story was prophesized by Agnes Nutter, who was a witch. This book is a bit weird, but it’s a lot of fun to read. I thought it was full of laugh-out-loud moments, and I need to reread it because I’m blanking on the plot right now.
Toil & Trouble by Augusten Burroughs – This book is a little bit different from the other books on the list because it’s a memoir, and it’s classified as non-fiction. Augusten Burroughs is a witch, he comes from a long line of witches, and this book is full of his stories about his gift. The idea of this book is weird, but I’m a fan of Augusten Burroughs, and I think he’s one of the few authors who can pull off a book like this.
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling – This book is on my TBR, and I think it sounds fantastic. The first line of this book is the kind of line that draws you in and makes you want to keep reading. It looks like this book features some badass ladies who save the world, which I love reading about. I also like that this book features some romance, and I’m looking forward to reading it soon.
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett – This book is part of the massive Discworld series, and it’s the first witches book in the series. Since I enjoyed Good Omens so much, I want to work my way through the Discworld series, but I have no idea when I’ll get around to that. I’m excited to read this book because it looks like it’s full of feminist fun, and so far, I’m a fan of Terry Pratchett’s sense of humour.