It is October. My favorite month of the year. Falling leaves, lots of flannel, and that indescribably blue October sky. As my childhood hero Anne Shirley says,
For the next five weeks I am going to focus on spooky reader’s advisory, because ’tis the season. 😉
Top 3 Witchy Reads:
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcees with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick–and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Orphaned at an early age, Gillian and Sally Owen are raised by an aunt who deals in sorcery. The girls long for the normal life and leave home as soon as they can. Years later tragedy strikes and it is then they realize that magic is their gift, not their affliction.
Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt Daughters of the Witching Hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch-hunt.
Tune in next week for my Top 3 Possession Novels. The scariest of this month’s recommendations.