Review: Basic Witches


Rating: ★★★★½

I received this book for free from the publisher (Quirk Books) in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for the longest time. I’ve been very interested in witches and witchcraft since I read the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and watched The Craft and The Love Witch (I really recommend this movie if you haven’t already seen it).

Please be advised that this book doesn’t feature “real” witchcraft that Wiccans would use, so if you are looking for that, then I would suggest looking elsewhere. Like most of the books Quirk Books publishes, this is more fun than it is serious. Instead this book takes the spirit of witchcraft and combines them with the ideas of feminism and turns it into a self help book.


From the self help point of view, I found all the chapters to be really empowering and useful. I could definitely see people actually doing some of these rituals. The rituals/spells were all about your mind and how you view situations.

One of my favorite things about this book were the historical sidebars about witches. I always love learning little historical tidbits.

The only thing I didn’t like was that there wasn’t a concluding chapter. I have a thing about nonfiction books and conclusions. I hate it when they just end, without any sort of wrap up. I would have loved to have seen some final words from the authors.

Overall, if you are looking for a fun and different self help book, or want to dabble in witchcraft without going full on Wiccan, then definitely check this book out.

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4 thoughts on “Review: Basic Witches

  1. Vicky Who Reads says:

    Quirk always publishes some really funky books but I am kind of excited about this because I’m not usually a huge nonfiction fan but this sounds interesting!

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