Here I’m going to keep a list of all my books related to the craft. I’ll give a brief review, what they’re about, and whether or not I found them helpful I’ll keep the list updated as I buy more books!
Everyday Wicca by Gerina Dunwich
This is a super concise but really informational book. It has a lot of information on the different Sabbats as well as other smaller holidays and includes usually one ritual to go with each. It also has a really comprehensive list of incense and properties associated with certain incense that I’ve used countless times. This was the first witch book I got and is super accessible and quick if you’d just like to get a broad idea of Wiccan holidays.
Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura
A comprehensive book of nearly everything Wicca related. A great book when you’re first starting out, it has everything from runes to tarot reading, recipes for teas and baths, as well as spells, poems, and rituals. This book is meant to be a copy of her family’s book of shadows so that’s why it has a little of everything. As you can see there are post it notes all in this book. I use it a lot for references and jumping off points but I hardly ever follow anything to the T. There’s a lot of “what to do” but not as much “why” in this book, which is what I’m interested in. Still a great book though!
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
I highly recommend reading this book if you want to truly understand Neopaganism and Wicca today. This is an anthropological book about this history of witchcraft, the many different sects of the Craft and what it means to it’s various practitioners. It’s a great read and super very interesting! The book was first written in the 1970s but has been updated as recently as 2006.
The Ultimate Guide to the Rider-Waite Tarot by Johannes Fieberg and Evelyn Burger
This is the book I used as a reference when learning tarot. It was an okay resource. I used it more of a jumping off point to help me focus on the card, but a lot of the info in it just didn’t resonate with me. It does give a good description of the minor arcana which was helpful when learning. I don’t know if this is just my book or what, but there’s a misprint I think on the 3 of Wands which was annoying but not really a deal breaker.
Green Witchcraft by Ann Moura
Haven’t read yet but I’ve heard its a great resource for building your own book of shadows. I’ll update after I’ve read it.
Solitary Wicca For Life by Arin Murphy Hiscock
Like the above, haven’t finished this yet. I bought it because I plan to continue my practice as a solitary witch so was hoping to have a resource less coven based (which actually, none of these books are particularly).