Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

For the rest of the month, I’m going to try to fit the “spooky season” theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it starts October 1! I like to be surrounded by all things creepy, and that includes my reading choices. And what’s more fitting than witches? What’s more scary than a community turning their back on you?

  • I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse CondĂ©

Genre: Historical Fiction

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.04

Tituba is one of the first accused of witchcraft in our histories. She was a servant who people blamed for corrupting the other girls to voodoo. This is her tragic and imagined story.

  • Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Historical Fiction

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.85

In 1662, 24-year-old Mary is the second wife to Thomas Deerfield, a cruel man. When he drives a fork through her hand, she knows she must divorce him to save her life. But soon the community starts to suspect her of witchcraft and it is not only her marriage she must run from.

  • The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.64

In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. He teaches her The Craft, making her immortal. Centuries later, he seeks her life.

  • Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphil

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.34

A fictional account told in verse from three women during the trials.

  • We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.82

The 1989 Danvers Falcons are on an unaccountable winning streak. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all, the DHS Falcons prove to be as wily and original as their North of Boston ancestors, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport.

By myadventure2017

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