2013 Witches & Witchcraft Sign Up Post!

Posted December 2, 2012 by Melissa in 2013 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge, Giveaway, Uncategorized | 74 Comments

 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the 2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge!  I hope you all had as much fun as I did!  Welcome to the 2013 Challenge!!

  • Low commitment…you can sign up to read just ONE book as an INITIATE!!! 
  • Participants who choose to link up reviews will be entered for the end of year prize!!

Link Up JAN 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up FEB 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up MAR 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up April 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up May 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up June 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up July 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up August 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up September 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up October 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up November 2013 Reviews Here
Link Up December 2013 Reviews Here


Challenge Rules:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2013 – Dec 31, 2013.  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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  5. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  6. 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.
  7. When you sign up in the linky put the direct link to your post about joining the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
  8. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  9. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2013, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  10. Have some Witchy Good Fun !!!
The Levels:
 
Initiate:  Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books
Maiden:  Read 6 – 10 Witchy Books
Mother:  Read 11 – 15 Witchy Books
Crone:  Read 16 – 20 Witchy Books

The Prize:
 
Witchy book of choice up to $10 from The Book Depository!
Participants who have officially signed up by linking up a sign-up post declaring their level  will be given one entry for every review they link up.  The more reviews you write and link up, the more entries in the contest!  Link up your reviews on that months Review Link Up Post. Winner will be chosen on Jan 11th 2014 to give everyone a chance to link up their end of year reviews.  All Challenge Posts can be accessed from my menu bar under my header!


Some book suggestions to get you started (for series’ I’ve just listed the 1st):
For a few I’ve linked up to my reviews:) 
 Please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments and I’ll add them to the list!)
 
Fiction:
 
My Recommendations:
Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman
Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen
Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue #1) – Karice Bolton
Pies and Prejudice (Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1) – Ellery Adams
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) – Deborah Harkness
From Beltane Magic (Magic Seasons #1) – Jacqueline Paige
Second Hand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)- Juliet Blackwell
Going Back for Romeo – LL Muir
Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey’s Guides #1)- Jody Gehrman
The Night Strangers – Chris Bohjalian
Veil Between Worlds (Grimoire Chronicles #1) – Sally Dubats 
Entangled (Spellbound #1) – Nikki Jefford
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe 
Brownie & Broomsticks (Magical Bakery Mystery #1)- Bailey Cates 

The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1) – Juliet Dark
Casting Spells (Sugar Maple #1)- Barbara Bretton
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)- Jessica Spotswood

Second Hand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)- Juliet Blackwell
It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #1)- Heather Blake


More Witchy Options:

Witchstruck – Victoria Lamb
A Modern Witch – Debora Geary
The Flower Bowl Spell – Olivia Boler
The Trouble With Magic (Bewitching Mysteries  #1) – Madeline Alt
The Book of Shadows (Herculine #1) – James Reese
New England Witch Chronicles (New England Witch Chronicles #1) – Chelsea Bellingeri
The Near Witch (Near Witch #1) – Victoria Schwab 
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley 
Once a Witch (Witch #1) – Carolyn MacCullough
Book of Shadows (Wicca #1) – Cate Tiernan 
Random Magic – Sasha Soren
The Witch and the Wolf ( The Merriweather Witches #1)  –  Tricia Schneider
Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby #1) – Shirley Damsgaard 
Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) – Rachel Hawkins

The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches #1) – Anne Rice

Dark Dates ( Cassandra Bick Chronicles #1) –  Tracey Sinclair
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins #1) – HP Mallory
Burn Mark ( Burn Mark #1) –  Laura Powell
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) – Kim Harrison

A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy #1)- Ruth Warburton

The Witchlings – Midnight Curse (The Witchlings #1) –   Amanda Turner
Jinx – Meg Cabot
Would-Be Witch (Southern Witch #1) – Kimberly Frost
Eliza’s Shadow –   Catherine Wittmack
Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft (Jane Madison #1) – Mindy Klasky
50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Jazz Tremaine #1) – Linda Wisdom
The Heretic’s Daughter – Kathleen Kent
Crushed (The Witch-Game #1) – KC Blake
The Burning of Isobel Key – Jen McConnel
 
Non-Fiction: 

My Recommendations:
Bucklands’s Complete Book of Witchcraft – Raymond Buckland
Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery – Kris Bradley

More Witchy Options:
Drawing Down the Moon – Margot Adler
Wicca for Beginners – Thea Sabin
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner – Scott Cunningham
Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick – Ellen Dugan
Magick in Theory and Practice – Aleister Crowley 
The Spiral Dance – Starhawk 
The Golden Bough – James Frazer 
A Witch’s Bible: the Complete Witch’s Handbook – Janet & Stewart Farrar
Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life – Pauline Campanelli
Witch Crafting – Phyllis Curott
Witchcraft Today – Gerald Gardner
A History of Witchcraft – Jeffrey Russell

Grab the Button!

2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge



Link up your SIGN-UP POSTS here (Please list your name and the blog name or site of the profile that you are linking up – i.e. Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf or Jessica on Goodreads):

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74 responses to “2013 Witches & Witchcraft Sign Up Post!

  1. My horrible craving for challenges has yet again won out over my resolution not to join any more challenges. I’m so ashamed (not really). I’m definitely going to have to be sensible though, I tend to be a big fail when I start getting ambitious with new challenges. 🙂

  2. What a brilliant idea this is. Well done for hosting Melissa. You may already have considered this, then omitted it from the list, but there’s also my novel “Witchstruck” for those who like history AND witchery. 🙂

    The new one, “Witch Tower”, is out July 2013. The cover is AWESOME, though of course I can’t comment on the content.

    Have a great festive season!
    Vx

  3. I don’t have my own blog but want to participate in the challenge. I linked you to my Goodreads Page where I will review the book for this challenge. However, I don’t know where to post the level I’m trying to reach, the books I plan to read for this challenge or the wrap up post. So I’ll post some of that info hear and if I should post it somewhere else please let me know.

    Level: The Initiate (1-5 Books)

    1. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
    2. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
    3. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
    4. Witch World by Christopher Pike
    5. Demons Forever by Sarra Cannon

  4. I’m with Barbara on this one. I wasn’t going to join so many challenges but I think I’ve 5 witchy books in my tbr pile! I’ll be back with a link

  5. I’m going to give this one a try. I love witchy books… I didn’t read as many as I normally do last year, so hopefully this challenge will fix that for 2013. Thanks for the great challenge!

  6. well I kicked myself in the rearend all last year because I missed out on joining, so I’m definitely in this time, however, I dont have a blog either, so will be linking to my goodreads page.

    my level to start will be: Maiden: Read 6 – 10 Witchy Books

    here is a possible list of books for the challenge and will be subject to change,lol.

    A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) – Deborah Harkness
    From Beltane Magic (Magic Seasons #1) – Jacqueline Paige
    Second Hand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)- Juliet Blackwell
    The Night Strangers – Chris Bohjalian
    Veil Between Worlds (Grimoire Chronicles #1) – Sally Dubats
    Entangled (Spellbound #1) – Nikki Jefford
    Casting Spells (Sugar Maple #1)- Barbara Bretton
    Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)- Jessica Spotswood
    Second Hand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)- Juliet Blackwell
    It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #1)- Heather Blake

    Witchstruck – Victoria Lamb
    A Modern Witch – Debora Geary
    The Flower Bowl Spell – Olivia Boler
    The Trouble With Magic (Bewitching Mysteries #1) – Madeline Alt
    New England Witch Chronicles (New England Witch Chronicles #1) – Chelsea Bellingeri
    The Near Witch (Near Witch #1) – Victoria Schwab
    The Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family #1) – Melissa de la Cruz
    Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
    Once a Witch (Witch #1) – Carolyn MacCullough
    Book of Shadows (Wicca #1) – Cate Tiernan
    The Witch and the Wolf ( The Merriweather Witches #1) – Tricia Schneider
    Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) – Rachel Hawkins
    Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins #1) – HP Mallory
    Burn Mark ( Burn Mark #1) – Laura Powell
    Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) – Kim Harrison
    A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy #1)- Ruth Warburton
    The Witchlings – Midnight Curse (The Witchlings #1) – Amanda Turner
    Would-Be Witch (Southern Witch #1) – Kimberly Frost
    The Heretic’s Daughter – Kathleen Kent

  7. This is my first time entering this challenge and I really love books about witchcraft. I just have a question. Does the book have to be a first in the series or can my entry be just that of the next book? I’ve read some of the books suggested but I haven’t gotten into their sequels yet.

  8. Sounds interesting besides being witchy book does it have to fall in the catagory of what Y/A (young adult) or more mature adult titles like Triad by Laura Dane …

  9. Excited to see you hosting this again, M. Best reading challenge on the blogosphere! And this will give me a push to finish reading the Hex Hall series, The Secret Circle, Born Wicked, Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft, and a Discovery of Witches…for starters. 😀

  10. Not gonna blog, but will do reviews on Goodreads. I’ll aim for the initiate level. I love witchy fiction, but not sure I have much in my tbr pile right now that fits.

  11. Can I ask a question?
    I’m currently reading a murder mystery. The main theme for this time is Wicca and Witchcraft – the suspected murderer claims she’s a witch, the murder was preformed “by chanting”, there are protection runes and amulets given to the characters and while at the end we will undoubtedly find out that it was not, after all, magic, the whole theme of the book is witchcraft. Does such a book count toward the challenge?

  12. Thanks for hosting such a swell challenge, Melissa. This is my first try at a reading challenge and I’m looking forward to having a go at it. I’m really into urban fantasy right now, so most of my titles are in that genre.

    The Speculative Salon is actually a group blog, so you may see more links for our site as some of my fellow bloggers might want to sign up too. Good luck everyone!

  13. I would love to be a part of the challenge I am on goodreads but I don’t have a blog. My goodreads profile is http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16138405 I’ve never done a challenge before so not sure how to proceed. I am going to start at the initiate level since this is my first challenge. I’m not sure how to do a link back post so if someone could help out it would be greatly appreciated.

  14. Hi Melissa

    thanks for stopping by my site to welcome me to the challenge.

    I am just starting on my first witchy book now. cannot wait to get going

    thanks for running such a great idea.

  15. Going for a low number this year, Maiden at 6-10 books. Since I plan to join other challenges with different genres, low numbers in each will be easier, but still give a large number of books in total.. Hopefully 🙂

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