Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday. I’ve finally roused myself from bed after a whirlwind Saturday helping my best friend get married! It was a great day and now I’m ready to just relax and catch up on some reading, haha. The book I’m snuggling up with today is one that I’m buddy reading with some bookish friends and am woefully behind on. Hopefully I can remedy that today!
But, first, let me tell you more about it.
My Sunday Read Is…
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
What an incredible story this has been so far! I think it’s been confirmed that I love Alix E. Harrow’s writing because I was immediately pulled into this story. I love the descriptions and the parallels drawn between these three, witchy sisters through the beautiful writing. And, speaking of the sisters, the sibling dynamics in this book are incredible! If you’re a fan of stories that explore the ideas of family and shared trauma, this is definitely one I would suggest reading. And the fact that, mixed in with all this, we have true magic and suffragettes makes it that much better.
In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.
What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, happy reading!