Hello my loves!
I'm feeling totally inspired by the change of the seasons as we move from Summer to Fall! September through October is by far my favorite time of the year as the world quiets down, Halloween decorations creep into stores (and go on sale!), and I'm the days shorten into longer- and far spookier- nights!
I wanted to celebrate this with you in a decadent way- with books that you can curl up and read with hot cups of herbal tea and warm blankets!
Also, the day that I'm writing this blog for you, Pluto- the planet that rules the shadow sides of life, death, destruction, rebirth, and renewal- is finally moving direct! This planet encourages us to dive into our darker sides so I've compiled a list of books I've stumbled across on the internet that are fun, educational, and of course a little spooky!
If you love this topic and want to see more let me know in the comments! I have plenty more recommendations where this came from!
Enjoy and happy fall!
Lots of love,
Fall Book Reading List
You'll see me mention a few green witch books in this list. Most of them- honestly- I added because they are cute and charming to add to your bookshelf but I have yet to come across a book that I grab and use as a resource for herb/plant/ earth magick. Perhaps I'm not looking hard enough or maybe we each practice magick and intention differently but these book additions are a great starting point for new earth witches!
Grimoire for the Green Witch does a great job of explaining some of the basics of symbols, rituals, and other things you will find you may need to know for magick however this book is very much designed for those that love to recite rites and perform elaborate ceremonies whether alone or with others!
I, myself, am happily a lone wolf when it comes to magic making- I do my best work at night, alone- but to each their own! ;)
What you may or may not know about me is that I LOVE skulls, bones, and dead things of all kinds!
Always have, always will! This book is a handsome collection of creepy things and fun to flip through, gawk at, and leave on your coffee table as an awesome conversation starter!
GHOSTLAND - AN AMERICAN HISTORY IN HAUNTED PLACES
Who doesn't love a good book on things of the past and haunted places?
I love ghost stories and I this book blends history with spooky explanations of haunted places!
After you're done reading this book check out Rob Dyke's Creepy channel on Youtube- another guilty pleasure!
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Okay, this book may not be creepy or spooky but if I'm to talk about books this one will always be added to this list!
This book took me FOREVER to get through! Why? Well, because every single page is filled with profound nougats of wisdom that is simply life changing... I had to stop and highlight, cry, laugh, cry again... it was a process!
Take your time to savor each sentence within this book- it really is THAT good! If you haven't gotten your hands on it yet you MUST!
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Death is something I've learned is nothing to fear... life on earth is usually more painful than death itself.
This book gives such an awesome and eye opening perspective on both life and death and- for me- reminds me to celebrate both.
Tibetan Book of the Dead
BASIC WITCHES- How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with your Coven!
So of course this book isn't a totally serious book added to the list BUT it does give some fun inspiration for magick working (and a laugh!)- plus I see it as an awesome gift to give to one of your witchy friends!
The Zombie Survival Guide
I can't have a list inspired by the energy of Pluto and fall WITHOUT talking about the walking dead!
I waited for YEARS to get my hands on this book! I knew it was going to be a 'fun' read and didn't see it serve a practical purpose in my life so I hesitated on purchasing it right away... that's the annoying side of my practical Virgo nature!
Once I did finally buy this book I LOVED it and bought it twice more (one for while I'm vacationing to read and one to leave on my bookshelf)!
The chances of the dead coming back to life are slim to none (maybe, haha!) but this book will definitely keep you prepared in the event that we have a total zombie apoloclypse! Either way, its an awesome read!
SECRETS OF THE ETERNAL MOON PHASE GODDESSES
I feel like so many of us try and fight and hide the moments in life where we feel most broken...
I find this unhealthy and unnatural. We're not meant to be "On top of the world" all the time... and the times where we hit rock bottom are the times of rich personal transformation and growth that we are later grateful for!
This book celebrates that in a beautiful way :) Honor ALL sides of you- both the messy and the pretty!