"Readers just can't get enough witch stories in 2021. And what's not to love: It's not everybody who can attend shadowy academic societies, flout the fates, and brew a potion that'll give your hair added shine and bounce.
We've seen witches soaring to the top of just about every genre this year, from claustrophobic thrillers about Puritan paranoia to romances all about what happens when a hex goes pear-shaped. There's no denying their power—three big witch stories may be a trend, but 13's a coven.
Below, you'll find some prime examples of this bookish trend across genres. These are the bewitching books that have cast the biggest spell on Goodreads members in 2021, which we figured out based on the number of Want to Read shelvings."