Reading List

Because Paganism does not have universally accepted sacred texts or central authorities, books on Paganism can at best only share some common thoughts and practices or provide information for individual exploration.  Below are some on-line articles sharing their picks for recommended readings.

 On-line Reading lists
Barooah, Jahnabi. (n.d.). Pagan Books: 27 Essential Texts About Paganism For Your Bookshelf. Retrieved March 2014, from The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/pagan-books-27-essential-_n_1556931.html
Beckett, J. (2010, March 17). Pagan Reading List. Retrieved March 2014, from Patheos: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2010/03/pagan-reading-list.html
Foster, S. (2012, May 31). Essential Pagan Books: My List (What’s Yours?). Retrieved March 2014, from Patheos: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pantheon/2012/05/essential-pagan-books-my-list-whats-yours/
Mankey, J. (2012, Aug 22). My Essential Pagan Reading. Retrieved Mar 2014, from Patheos: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2012/08/my-essential-pagan-reading/
Mankey, J. (2013, Sep 17). Wicca 202: A Next Level Book List. Retrieved Mar 2014, from Patheos: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2013/09/wicca202/
Recommended Reading List. (2013, Jul 20). Retrieved from Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans: http://www.dentoncuups.org/tag/pagan-reading-list/
The Pagan Federation Recommended Reading List. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2014, from The Pagan Federation: http://www.paganfed.org/pagan-books.shtml
Wigington, P. (n.d.). Book Recommendations for a Variety of Paths. Retrieved March 2014, from About.com Paganism/Wicca: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/recommendedreading/tp/AllAboutReadingLists.htm
Recommendations on how to choose a book
1.    Don’t be afraid to ask others for their recommendations, especially those folks that you respect and have been practicing Paganism for several years. Such people can often point you towards the proper publications.
2.    Visit your local pagan retailers.  They often carry large book collections and would be glad to spend some time with you to determine which books might best support your studies.
3.  Read the comments on the web sites of major on-line retailers like Amazon.com.  These can be a great resource for information.  Check out the various book lists from readers, and also the comments and reviews left regarding different books.  BUT MAKE SURE YOU BUY YOUR BOOKS THOUGH A LOCAL PAGAN RETAILER!
4.    Pagan websites such as The Witches Voice, The Wild Hunt and The Wiccan/Pagan Times are excellent resources for reading about different publications and finding out more about what books members of the Pagan Community are reading these days. In addition, Isis Books and Gifts has a good listing of books, and even divides some of them into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Wicca recommendations.
4.    Check out the websites of those companies that are currently publishing Pagan-related books such as Llewellyn Publications, New Page Books, Citadel Books (under Kensington Publishing), and Immanion Press and Megalithica Books.