Alice Hoffman Books in Order: 39 Books to Love

Alice Hoffman Books in Order

Alice Hoffman books are synonymous with fall, especially since the publication of The Rules of Magic, the continuation of the Practical Magic series. Hoffman’s books are filled with magic and beautiful writing that are unique to her amazing story-telling ability.

If you have ever read an Alice Hoffman book, you will know how addicting her books are. We wanted to give you a complete list of the Alice Hoffman books in order. How many have you read?

I also wanted to make sure that I pointed out that Alice Hoffman has a number of books written for a young adult audience. I have never read these, but I listed them below. I cannot wait to grab a few of these for my daughter to read!

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Alice Hoffman Books

Who is Alice Hoffman?

Alice Hoffman is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than 35 books over her career she started when she was 21 years old with the book Property Of.

Here on Earth was an Oprah Book Club pick that is a retelling of Wuthering Heights. The Practical Magic series became a classic after it was made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock.

Since then, Hoffman has published 3 more books in the Practical Magic series that are both prequels and a continuation of the Owens Women’s stories. You can find a complete guide to the Practical Magic Series.

Alice Hoffman Adult Books in Order of Publication

  1. Property Of (1977)
  2. The Drowning Season (1979)
  3. Angel Landing (1980)
  4. White Horses (1982)
  5. Fortune’s Daughter (1985)
  6. Illumination Night (1987)
  7. At Risk (1988)
  8. Seventh Heaven (1990)
  9. Turtle Moon (1992)
  10. Second Nature (1994)
  11. Practical Magic (1995)
  12. Here on Earth (1997)
  13. Local Girls (1999)
  14. The River King (2000)
  15. Blue Diary (2001)
  16. The Probable Future (2003)
  17. Blackbird House (2004)
  18. The Ice Queen (2006)
  19. Skylight Confessions (2007)
  20. The Third Angel (2008)
  21. The Story Sisters (2009)
  22. The Red Garden (2011)
  23. The Dovekeepers (2011)
  24. The Museum of Extraordinary Things (2014)
  25. The Marriage of Opposites (2015)
  26. Faithful (2016)
  27. The Rules of Magic (2017)
  28. The World That We Knew (2019)
  29. Magic Lessons (2020)
  30. The Book of Magic (2021)
  31. The Invisible Hour (2023)

Alice Hoffman Young Adult Books

  1. Nightbird (2016)
  2. Green Heart (2012)
  3. Green Witch (2010)
  4. Incantation (2007)
  5. The Foretelling (2005)
  6. Green Angel (2003)
  7. Indigo (2002)
  8. Aquamarine (2002)

The Newest Alice Hoffman Book

The Invisible Hour

The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman has a place in our hearts with all of her books, including Practical Magic (one of our favorite series). So it is no surprise that her newest book is on our list of time travel romance books. This is the newest Alice Hoffman book and it is a book lover’s dream come true.

This fantasy is a story of love, heartbreak, and the magic of books. Mia Jacob is on the verge of sinking herself into a river when the book The Scarlet Letter saves her. The words seem to tell her story of growing up in an oppressive cult where contact with the outside world is forbidden and reading books is a heinous crime.

Even more daunting is the inscription on the inside of the book that is inscribed to her. This is a time travel romance book as only Hoffman could do it. I loved the audio version of the book- it brought life and depth to this story.

Top 5 Alice Hoffman Books (In No Particular Order)

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Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

For years, the Owens women have known that their bad luck is because of a curse. This book is the first book in the Practical Magic series. I just adore this tale of magic, family, and sisterhood. At this point, this is one of the best urban fantasy books and it is truly iconic.

Gillian and Sally are sisters who have been raised by their two aunts. They both want to leave their small Massachusetts town. But, when Gillian gets into trouble, she runs to Sally for help.

The trouble comes back to haunt them and when a hunky police chief comes to town, the sisters try hard to cover up their family secrets. The powerful bond between the Owens sisters brings this story to life and is a must for a list of books about sisters. This is the first published book in the Practical Magic series and the one I recommend you read first.

If you love adult fantasy books, check out: Practical Magic Books in Order and More Witchy Books for 2023. This is a must-read if you love witch books and my favorite of all the Alice Hoffman Books.

The Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

I love Alice Hoffman books and this book definitely did not disappoint me. Marriage of Opposites is an amazing story about Rachel  Pomie, the mother of Camille Pissarro (the father of impressionism).  

Rachel is an orthodox Jewish woman living on the Island of Saint Thomas. The story follows her amazing life through two marriages, beautiful friendships, and many children. This is a beautiful and fascinating tale.

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Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Coralie Sardien spends her days in a Coney Island freak show called the Museum of Extraordinary Things. There, appears as the mermaid in the museum run by her father. She is one of many attractions in the show.

One night, Coralie meets Eddie Cohen who has run away from his Orthodox community. What follows is a love story during tumultuous times in New York history.

This historical fiction carnival book is a must-read and one of the best books set in New York I have read. Alice Hoffman writes some of the best adult fantasy novels on this list. This is one of my favorite Alice Hoffman books.

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The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

During WWII, in Germany, Hanni Kohn knows that she must do something to save her daughter from the Nazis  In desperation, she seeks out someone who can make a Golem take her daughter to safety. 

Instead of the Rabbi, it is his daughter Ettie who helps and creates Ava. The life of the three women is forever intertwined. This beautiful story about love, life, and friendship is more than I could have hoped for.

I love Alice Hoffman books and for me, this was her best book yet.  Every time I read a book, it becomes my new favorite. If you love fantasies and are looking for historical fiction, this pick from fantasy books for adults is an amazing book. The fact that it is also a book about WWII makes it that much better!

The Book of Magic and more march 2022 novel ideas

The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

This is the last book in the Practical Magic Series and it might be my favorite one yet. The Owens family has been cursed for over three hundred years. When Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle chirping, she knows she will die and is determined to break the curse once and for all before the seven days are up.

As the curse begins to take its toll on one more victim, the Owens family comes together to confront their past, uncover the truth, and end the curse for them all. I loved this conclusion to the series. It left me feeling good with no unanswered questions and true to Hoffman’s style, was a page-turner until the final word. Alice Hoffman books never disappoint! This witch book was a must-read book for fall.

Which Alice Hoffman Book Should I Read First?

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If you have not read any Alice Hoffman books, we think you should start with the Practical Magic series.
Practical Magic (1995)
The Rules of Magic (2017)
Magic Lessons (2020)
The Book of Magic (2021)
If you are wondering whether you should read these books in publication order or in chronological order, we have all the answers for you in our post: Practical Magic Books in Order and More Witchy Books for 2023

What is Alice Hoffman’s Newest Book?

The Invisible Hour

The newest Alice Hoffman book is The Invisible Hour. This fantasy is a story of love, heartbreak, and the magic of books. Mia Jacob is on the verge of sinking herself into a river when the book The Scarlet Letter saves her.

What is Your Favorite Alice Hoffman Book?

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Practical Magic Books in Order and More Witchy Books for 2023

If you love all the Alice Hoffman books the way that we do, you will want to check out this guide to the Practical Magic Series.

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