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Last night I dyed my hair bright orange, and today it's 94 degrees. In Michigan. When is autumn coming?
I'm so ready for cooler weather, cinnamon in everything, pumpkins, and Halloween. I bought an autumnal wreath at Michael's (it was 40% off and it has pumpkins on it, I had to.)
I'm very seasonal in the way I do things: I paint my nails in colors that seem to match the month of the year, and I listen to music that has the right seasonal vibes: and I do the same thing with books. Since autumn is my favorite season, I have an absolute ton of autumn themed books sitting around that I haven't quite gotten to yet.
This year, I decided to set a goal for myself: I wanted to do a deep dive into the theme of witches. I went through my shelves (physical and digital) and rooted out 13 books on the theme of witches.
My parameters were the following: the book had to be ABOUT witches or witchcraft: they couldn't be on the sideline, they need to be a major focal point.
I also wanted to make sure that I looked at this in a few different ways: I wanted to read across genres and perspectives, keeping in with this theme. I tried to be diverse in the genres, authors, settings/cultures, and formats to get a good variety of books.
When I'm done, I want to feel like I read a lot of different types of witches: this should end up being more like a sculpture viewed in the round, rather than a painting viewed head on.
Here's my (tentative, and surely to be amended) list for the challenge:
This list is not as diverse as I want it to be author-wise, partially because I built it largely from what I own that I haven't read yet: a limited pool of books that wasn't compiled with that in mind. As I go forward I'm planning to keep on looking up witch-themed books, with a focus on expanding to have more authors of color represented. What are some that I should look into?
It's Sept. 3rd and I've already finished up Jinx (what a weird thing, returning to Meg Cabot after all these years: I read her almost obsessively as a tween and it was like a funky kind of time travel) so only twelve to go.