Bookshelf Tour: Magic & Research

Welcome to the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels | Horror & Classics | Tolkien | Contemporary Romance. ICYMI, since I’m not on Booktube, and never will be, I wanted to travel through my shelves on a biweekly adventure on the blog. Since these are going to be pretty long, I won’t ramble on, so let’s get to it! About half of these are read, though probably only a handful are reviewed, so I’ll link to Goodreads if it’s available.

I’m actually really impressed with the fact that 99% of these are actually magic & research! There are two contemporary romances that I couldn’t fit on the shelf above, but other than that, this entire shelf is every book about mythology, faeries, mythical creatures, witchcraft, etc. that I’ve been able to find.

And we have another chakra shelf! I think I put them sporadically throughout, so we’ve got what’s actually on the shelf–a plot twist candle that Erin got for me under a very reflective Buddha, a foo lion, a crystal for each chakra (don’t ask me, these are the tumbled ones, so I have no idea), a bookstore candle that Jen got me, and a rainy day reads candle that Erin got me under what I’m pretty sure is just a legit rock, another foo lion, and my massive blue pillar throat chakra candle that I’m never going to be able to burn all the way down.

And without the stuff so you can actually see the books.

My top three of this shelf is:

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis | ★★★★ | Review

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | ★★★★★ | Review

Fairies: The Myths, Legends, Lore by Alexander Skye | ★★

Gypsy Wisdom, Spells, Charms and Folklore by Denise Alvarado | ★★★★ | Review

Grandmother Moon: Lunar Magic in Our Lives by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest | UNREAD

Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic: Travelers’ Stories, Spells, Healings by Raymond Buckland | ★★★★★ | Review

Magic Words: A Dictionary by Craig Conley | UNREAD

The Ancient Art of Faery Magick by DJ Conway | ★★★★

Werewolves: A Field Guide to Shapeshifters, Lycanthropes, and Man-Beasts by Bob Curran | UNREAD

The Dragon Book by Various | UNREAD

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman | ★★★ | Review

Myths of the Norsemen by Hélène A. Guerber | ★★★★

The Little Book of Witchcraft by Astrid Carvel | ★★★★★ | Review

Woman Most Wild: Three Keys to Liberating the Witch Within by Danielle Dulsky | ★★★★★ | Review

The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman by Danielle Dulsky | ★★★★★ | Review

Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky | ★★★★★ | Review

Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women by Silvia Federici | UNREAD

Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam Grossman | ★★★★ | Review

Moon Watcher’s Companion by Donna Henes | ★★★★

The Wild Unknown: Tarot Guidebook by Kim Krans | ★★★★

The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock | ★★

Anam Cara by John O’Donohue | ★★★★★ | Review

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

Conamara Blues by John O’Donohue | ★★★★★

Echoes of Memory by John O’Donohue | ★★★★★

Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong by John O’Donohue | UNREAD

Four Elements: Reflections on Nature by John O’Donohue | ★★★★

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue | UNREAD

Illuminating the Prophecy by Maggie Stiefvater | ★★★★★

The Linestrider’s Tarot by Siolo Thompson | UNREAD

Becoming Dangerous by Various | ★★★★★ | Review

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton | ★★★★ | Review

Sabbats Almanac by Llewellyn | UNREAD

The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke | ★★★★★ | Review

A Witch’s Guide to Faery Folk by Edain McCoy | ★★★ | Review

Sabbats: A Witch’s Approach to Living the Old Way by Edain McCoy | ★★★★★ | Review

Dragons: The Myths, Legends, and Lore by Douglas Niles | ★★★★★

Dragonworld by Various | UNREAD

A Guide to Fantastical Beasts: An Atlas of Fabulous Creatures, Enchanted Beings, and Magical Monsters by Olento Salaperäinen | ★★★★★

Planets for Pagans: Use the Planets and Stars for Personal and Sacred Discovery by | ★★★

The Planets by Dava Sobel | ★★★★★

Vampires: The Myths, Legends, and Lore by Aubrey Sherman | ★★★

What is your favorite magical research book?

8 responses to “Bookshelf Tour: Magic & Research”

  1. ♡ 𝔧 𝔢 𝔫 𝔫 𝔦 ♡ Avatar
    ♡ 𝔧 𝔢 𝔫 𝔫 𝔦 ♡

    Ugh, I cry. Your bookshelf is GOALS for me. I can’t wait to have my own proper nest (I don’t have space for a bookshelf at the moment) so I can collect allllll the books on magic, mysticism, and mythology. Love this post :)♡

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    1. marydrover Avatar

      Aww, thank you! I also can’t wait to have my own proper nest because it’ll be SO MUCH bigger than this, haha. I’m living in such a small room, but the moment I can have my own place, watch out, world. Crystals and plants EVERYWHERE.

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      1. ♡ 𝔧 𝔢 𝔫 𝔫 𝔦 ♡ Avatar
        ♡ 𝔧 𝔢 𝔫 𝔫 𝔦 ♡

        ah, you are a kindred spirit!! ♡ My boyfriend has no idea what’s coming at our next place lmao!!

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  2. Jenna @ Falling Letters Avatar

    So many intriguing titles! I’ve opened about half a dozen tabs to check them out on Goodreads, haha. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. marydrover Avatar

      Ooooh, yay, I’m so glad to hear that! I hope you enjoy!

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  3. waytoofantasy Avatar

    Me: ooooh, Vampires! LOL – you see immediately where my eye was drawn. 🙂

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    1. marydrover Avatar

      Hahahaha, I need more vampire research books!

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