Grab your broomsticks, readers! Halloween is almost here, and we’re itching to throw on our pointy black hats, fire up our magic wands, and practice our favorite spells. Literature is full of witches we’d love to spend an afternoon with, from Hermione Granger to the Wicked Witch of the West. Not all of these witches have established covens, but if they formed them we’d be the first in line to join! Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites—along with some pros and cons to help you pick which witchy coven is right for you.
Witches: Three Witches
Appears in: Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The good: These three can write a nice rhyme. Double double, toil and trouble. Need we say more?
The bad: It seems like this situation might get a bit cliquey.
Witch: Wicked Witch of the West
Appears in: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The good: You’ll have winged monkeys at your beck and call.
The bad: She hates water, so there won’t be any swim outings in this coven’s future.