‘A Discovery of Witches’ Author Shares Her Favorite Books to Read for Halloween

Autumn is the perfect time to escape into the pages of a moody, atmospheric book. These are some of my recommendations for seasonal reads whether your goal is to shiver, cuddle by the fire, or explore the past.

So grab some apple cider and a spiced donut, find your favorite chair, and get tucked in to experience a bit of magic.

Pick up a copy of Deborah’s book, The Book of Life, currently on sale for only $1.99 for a limited time.


This is a prequel to Hoffman’s classic witchy tale, Practical Magic, but even if you haven’t read that book or seen the movie, this stands alone beautifully. Set in the 17th century, it delves into the tale of Maria Owens and her daughter, Faith, as they embark on a journey from England to Curaçao to Salem and New York. Hoffman is a great storyteller with a real gift for capturing both homely …


This is the first book I ever stayed up all night to read. The book has two story lines — one modern and one historical — so it will appeal to readers who like their witches to have a contemporary flair, as well as those who like a bit of a historical mystery. I love the New Orleans setting — one usually reserved for vampires — and the way Rice captures it so vividly on the page. This book …

 

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