The 2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge is hosted by Melissa at Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. I'd been hoping someone would do a witchy reading challenge because I love witches and have quite a few books on my shelves and on my TBR list and wish list.
- This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012. I will be posting a place to link up a sign-up post (below), reviews and a wrap-up post. (Note: You do not have to review the books to participate, but only those who link up reviews will be entered for the prize)
- Grab the reading challenge button (code & button below) and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate- you could track your progress and post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc.
- Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction. However, they should not be reference books which are not read cover to cover-I will leave this to your discretion.
- Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
- Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
- You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
- When you sign up in the linky put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
- You can move up levels, but no moving down.
- Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
- Have some Witchy Good Fun !!
As of right now, I'm going to commit to the Maiden level - 6 - 10 Witchy Books. I haven't decided all the books I'm going to read but 2 that are high on my list are The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab and Witch Song by Amber Argyle. I also started the Abby and Ophelia series by Shirley Damsgaard a couple years ago and stopped because my library didn't have the rest, so I'll look into getting those through inter-library loan because that series was really good.
Melissa has a great, extensive list on her sign-up page, but I have a few suggestions for anyone interested in this challenge. If you like lighter, cute, funny reads, I’d recommend the Melody Seabright series by Annette Blair - The Kitchen Witch, My Favorite Witch, and The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I read those a few years ago and LOVED them. She also wrote the Triplet Witch trilogy - Sex and the Psychic Witch, Gone with the Witch, and Never Been Witched, although I’ve only read Gone With the Witch and didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as the Melody Seabright series. There’s also the Bewitching Mystery series by Madelyn Alt. I read the first 3 or 4 in those and might continue with them this year.
Also, Nora Roberts has several books where witches feature prominently. The Three Sisters Island trilogy (Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth, and Face the Fire) are about a trio of witches, and the Circle Trilogy (Morrigan's Cross, Dance of the Gods, Valley of Silence) also has a witch, and if I remember correctly, a wizard as well. Both trilogies are excellent.