Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Books for a Magic Literature Class

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is:

Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)”

I have always been fascinated with magic and witchcraft so I decided to pick books that deal with magic (except for Harry Potter, of course):

A Discovery of Witches Series by Deborah Harkness – I haven’t read book 2 and 3 yet but no doubt it would be just as good as the first one. This series full of witchcraft and history it would be perfect for a magic class.

The Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray – We need to read about a female witch kicking some ass.

Blue is for Nightmares Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz – Mixture of magic and emotions is always good reading material for a class.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis – Maybe Christian allegory but will be useful for a magic class


Tithe by Holly Black


The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L. Frank Baum – Can’t forget the classics


The Line by J.D. Horn


Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Can’t forget about those Three Witches

And last and certain not least…

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – You actually thought I could leave this book off my list. With a series full of magic and wonder, it’s impossible to keep this away from a magic class.

These are all of the books I can think of. Are there any others you would add on my syllabus?

Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Books for a Magic Literature Class

  1. GREAT list! I loved The Gemma Doyle trilogy and Tithe and (duh) Harry Potter growing up so I KNOW I would sign up. Magic and witchcraft intrigue me too!!! I would add WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr to the syllabus if I were you 😉 I mean if this were a real course haha it deals with dark faery court!

    So yes the answer is SIGN ME UP FOR THIS CLASS!!!! haha I am ready!

    My TTT:

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  2. Awesome list! I love reading books with magic in them. Harry Potter is a must on this list haha. Other than that, I’ve only read Macbeth and Chronicles of Narnia on your list. If I did this list, I’d also put: The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare (Magnus Bane! Warlocks! Yay!), Shadow and Bone (Grisha trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo, and Throne of Glass & A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, I haven’t read it but I’m pretty sure also has magic!

    Here’s my Top Ten, if you’d like to check it out! Anjie @ Love Thy Shelf

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