The word witch may conjure images of cauldrons, cackles and broomsticks, or witch-hunting trials and persecutions of women, or even modern witchcraft, a contemporary religion based around a reverence for nature. So what do you think of when you hear the word witch? For me a whole variety of images and thoughts sit in my minds eye. Witch is still used as an insult today, usually against women, should it be? Witch-hunt, again is a term still in use, tens of thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft, and the history of witch-hunting still fascinates us. Whatever it means to you, we hopefully have a book in this list that will appeal at a time of year when witches dance to the fore. One of my favourite characters in fiction is Granny Weatherwax, she of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fame, Granny is smart, complex, and totally fabulous! This list featuring witches, has a non-fiction book about modern witchcraft, and a history of witch-hunting in 17th century Massachusetts, a number of wonderful novels are also included from historical, and fantasy fiction, through to young adult novels too. Enjoy!