📖 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE- Books, Tomes, and Tales

Merry Meet to All! :heart:

Lots of love to all those who joined in on last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Giving Gratitude. Thank you for being thankful! :relaxed:

We all have many blessings in our lives- reading your gratitude lists and hearing your stories was inspirational for me! Your tales and messages have a lot of power- it made me think that there is truly so much magick captured within words! :sparkles:

This week’s challenge was sparked by an idea from @Francisco, and is for all those who are drawn to the power of written words and the magick and knowledge they hold within. The theme for this week’s challenge is…

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:blue_book::books: Books, Tomes, and Tales :face_with_monocle::open_book:

Throughout the forums one can find shared pages, sites, and recommendations for books on every possible aspect of witchy craft and knowledge!

While we may have all started on journeys in different ways, all witches go through periods of learning and growth. And one of the best ways to do so is through reading :open_book:

Whether you are a fan of traditional paper books, use modern accessible methods to download your tomes, or find knowledge in articles online- there is so much to learn in the black and white text!

Are you ready!? It’s CHALLENGE TIME! :trophy:

STEP 1: The Magick of Reading :books:

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:books: Is there a spellbook sitting on your shelf you haven’t opened yet?

:memo: A book on your wish-list you’ve been waiting for an excuse to buy?

:open_book: A tome half-read that you haven’t had the chance to finish?

:headphones: Perhaps you have an audiobook waiting for you to listen to?

This challenge is all about strengthening your magickal practice through reading and books :sparkles:

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To help get you started, here are a few suggestions of what you could do for this challenge:

Read a new witchy book!

  • Whether it is a spellbook, cookbook, biography, history novel, fantasy, article, or other- so long as it somewhere relates to or inspires your craft, it is fair game!

  • You can find a list of FREE books about Tarot that can be downloaded as ebooks on the Tarot Grimoires and Books Page on Spells8.



Continue a book-in-progress

For all those already invested in a book, no worries! You can continue with a book you are currently reading.

Recommend your all-time favorite witchy book.

If you have a treasured tome that helped get you to where you are today, share the love!

Be creative with reading

Like all challenges, this one is very open! For anyone that doesn’t have time to start a new book this week- you are welcome to read an online article or smaller piece as well.

You might also consider doing spell or ritualwork involving a book. Feel free to put your creativity to the test and see what exciting things evolve :star_struck:

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STEP 2: Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

To participate in this challenge, you must share your experience!

Whether you are starting a new book, continuing a book-in-progress, or sharing a recommendation: please share the title, author, and a bit about the book/story/article.

What drew you to this piece? What aspects of magick does it cover or inspire? Do you like it enough to recommend it?

For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience below and/or create a new post in the forums (in the Recommendations category!). If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink or link back to this post- thank you! :+1:

While the gift of knowledge is self-giving, all participants will also recieve a special shout-out and a small prize given for their efforts!

:exclamation: This challenge will be open for 6 days! :exclamation:

To join in, please post about your reading endevors by 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) on Tuesday, September 29th!

A Props and Presents Post will appear in the forums on Tuesday after the deadline. After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.

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A warm reminder that this challenge is very open- all are encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice.

There are no right or wrong answers so long as you practice respectfully, and there is no way to ‘lose’ the challenge if you participate! :+1:

By exploring new aspects of magick and trying new practices, the hope with challenges is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in fun ways! :heart:

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May each new page spark inspiration and fill you with knowledge that will bring your magick to ever greater heights

Blessed Be and Happy Reading! :open_book:


Oh this is a perfect recovery challenge! I am reading a book about Celtic Gods and Goddesses. I started it a couple of weeks ago, then I was told about having surgery and it got put on the back burner. I’m so happy about it being a thing to do for the challenge. So far I like the book, I am still in the first chapter so i can’t tell you mcuh else about it, but I do like what I have read so far.


@BryWisteria what even. I’ve been thinking its time to start getting into witchy reading :joy:

So I found this in TK Maxx yesterday and literally just read through it this morning!
Be More Witch by Alison Davies

It’s a super cute little book of positivity for new witches, anyone who needs a boost of motivation or - I’d say - a great present for anyone who is interested in dabbling in magic without going whole-hog!
It is full of beautiful pictures, motivational quotes and empowering messages.

There are a few really lovely looking spells dotted about inside too like this one which I’d love to try out!

All in all a lovely read, a very pretty little book and full to the brim of positivity. It left me feeling happy, motivated and so grateful to have found this path. :heart:
(However, I do think I’m ready for some slightly more challenging and in-depth reading, so onwards and upwards we go!)


Wow. This is going to be my favorite challenge! I LOVE books. I have gotten to almost 300 on my Kindle and then I have a bookcase full. This is going to be awesome! Thanks for the challenge. Now I only have to pick a book to read. Choices, choices. LOL. :sparkles: :books:


Yes! So I just joined Kindle Unlimited (I swear I’m addicted, I think I’m subscribed to all of their services :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:) and have 4 books in my library. The first one I’m digging into is the one that stood out to me the most…The Modern Guide to Witchcraft.

Happy Reading Witches!
Blessed Be!


Oooooooh! This looks awesome, I can’t wait to hear about it :heart_eyes:


What are the other ones on your list @Rowan?


How exciting! I finally started flipping through the Solitary Witch book I was gifted for my birthday, so that’s where I’m going to take this challenge! I can’t wait to update you all on what I learn & to see what everyone else does! I have a feeling my Amazon wishlist will see some new additions by the time this challenge ends next week! Yay!

I love how the universe always seems to give us things that we need, not only in regards to these challenges, but in so many aspects of life!


@Rowan, yes I love kindle unlimited! I joined about the time the pandemic started and got 2 months for free and now it’s only 10 per month. Which is a bargain. I have all my Witchy books on there. Its really great!!


@Limeberry The Witches Book of Self Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock and Witch Crafting by Phyllis Curott. Have you read any of these?


Awesome! Thanks @BryWisteria for organizing this!! I have lots of books so I’ll have to pick one and I’ll be sharing it!

Thanks for all the great recommendations.

@Rowan I haven’t read any of those but Phyllis Curott is a well-known high priestess that’s been around for some time. She hosted a Howcast series about Wicca which was very influential in the early days of Youtube!


Awesome- I imagine there is a lot of great information about Brigid in the book! :star_struck: It sounds really interesting, Krissie- is the title “Celtic Gods and Goddesses”? I hope you have the chance to read a bit more while you recover. Let us know how you like it! :grin:

This is such a cute and positive book! I love the pictures, motivational boosts, and the spellwork- what a great find! You really get lucky with the treasures in your TK Maxx :laughing::+1: Thanks for sharing! :two_hearts:

Wow, that is quite the collection! :star_struck: Ohhh I can’t wait to see which one you pick, Kasie :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Feel free to share some of your favorites too- you clearly know a lot of great stories! :open_book:

Awesome pick, Tamera! Happy reading to you too- let us know how you like The Modern Guide to Witchcraft :books::blush:

So very true- and I’m so happy this challenge is calling your name, Haley! :grin: I can’t wait to hear about the Solitary Witch- let us know what you think about it! :blue_book::sparkles:

That sounds awesome, Dee! Are you reading anything currently? It sounds like Kindle has a bunch of great witchy books to choose from! :heart_eyes:

I can’t wait to see which book you choose, Francisco! :smile: And yes, wow- there’s already so many great recomendations for books! I think the hardest part of this challenge will be choosing which to dive into :laughing:


Yes! That is the name of the book, I will try to post a picture later on, I have it in a drawer by my bed. I like the way that it’s written and it’s very interesting to read about the different deities for the Celtic culture.


Yay! I have since bought a few new books since posting
Belle building her Library :)

I’ve never been good at book reports or summaries but I am going to try!


Ooh! More to add to my list! I haven’t really read any books yet :sweat_smile:
I should have:
1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose
by Cassandra Eason
arriving this afternoon!


I’ve read the Witch’s Book of Self Care and it’s really good. It’s got a great explanation for grounding and centering that really helped me learn.

Heh. Not all of my books are WItchy ones of course, but a good deal of them are. I started one yesterday but it annoyed me so much I picked another book. Glad I only paid a dollar for it. I’m reading Embrace the Moon by Yasmine Galenorn and it looks promising.

It’s hard to pick a favorite really, but I will say that I have bought Wicca A Guide for Solitary Practitioners and Living Wicca by Scott Cunningham for my kindle even though I have them in book form. He’s always dependable for a good read. It’s sad that he was lost to us so early.


I love books; my favourite type is physical books :books: but I also use my kindle alot and listen to audio books when I’m busy cleaning or dog walking.

I just downloaded this one…

Looking forward to getting stuck in! :heart_eyes:


It’s here and it’s beautiful and I love it! :heart_eyes:
I’m already halfway through the 2nd chapter- I can’t put it down!
There are spells for absolutely everything! In the introduction she encourages growth and adaptation of her spells to suit your needs and purposes, there’s no ‘do this or it won’t work’.
I’m finding tons of lightbulb moments already with things I want to try/ideas I could adapt.
Truly a fabulous book! :heart:


@Abs53 I’ve read this one, through Audible. Its interesting, but there were some parts I should have had headphones on…:joy:


Love the cover artwork!