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 their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s topic is supposed to be books about Halloween but I’m drawing a blank and I can’t think of enough books to write a full post on that subject. Instead, I’m twisting the topic a bit and talking about some of the witchy romances on my TBR.
My goal this month was to read a ton of witchy romances. Back in September I picked up some witchy romances to add to the collection already sitting on my shelf. Unfortunately, I was a bit slumpy in October and I didn’t read any of them. I guess I’ll just have to spread them out throughout the year when I’m feeling a little bit spooky.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these and if you have any other witchy romances that you recommend!
In case you missed it, my last Top 5 Tuesday post was Top 5 Books with Candy.
The Kiss Curse by Erin Sterling
The Ex Hex is one of my favourite romance books. It’s a comfort read for me and I adore Vivi and the setting of Graves Glen. Despite my love for The Ex Hex, I still haven’t picked up The Kiss Curse yet! When I do pick it up, I’m sure I’m going to love it because Gwyn is full of sass and Graves Glen is the best.
Not The Witch You Wed by April Asher
Not the Witch You Wed is the first book in the Supernatural Singles series. This book features a witch who doesn’t have any magic and a wolf shifter who decide to fake date to buy themselves some time. Fake dating is one of my favourite tropes and knowing that trope is in this book makes me excited to read it.
Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper
Payback’s a Witch is the first book in The Witches of Thistle Grove series. This book was a cover buy for me. I had seen it everywhere and I decided to buy it for myself with my birthday gift card. Based on the description, I think this is a Sapphic romance and it looks like it features a character who has returned to their hometown after years of being away. A lot of the reviews make comparisons to John Tucker Must Die which makes this book sound like a lot of fun.
Small Town, Big Magic by Hazel Beck
Small Town, Big Magic is the first book in the Witchlore series. This is a book that I picked up at the grocery store last year but I didn’t get to during spooky season. Small Town, Big Magic features a main character who just discovered that she’s a witch, which is good timing because weird things are happening in her small town. What makes me most excited to read this book is that the main character owns an indie bookstore, so I’m sure she’ll be quite bookish.
A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna
A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping isn’t out yet, but it’s one of my most anticipated books of 2023. I adored The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches and I need more cozy books like that in my life. This book promises a witch who lost almost all of their magic, a semi-villainous talking fox, and an inn full of quirky guests. All of these things sound fantastic and I’m looking forward to this book being released in April 2024.