It’s that time of year! The weather is (slowly) getting cooler, pumpkins are busting out all over and Halloween is just around the corner! So curl up with a blanket, a hot mug of tea, and a trio of spooky new books.
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Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey
Sit back and strap in for a cross country road trip of America’s spookiest places. Cemeteries, insane asylums, and abandoned prisons oh my! Dickey looks at the history of the ghoulish locations and delves into well-known and more obscure reported instances of haunting.
The best way to observe the comings and goings of the spookiest time of year in Salem, Massachusetts? Move in for the month of October and observe the month long Halloween celebration. This is in interesting look at the real town of Salem; its history and present and all the ways its legacy of witches has weaved itself into the fabric of the town.
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
The same author who brought you the fantastical characters in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series brings you this book of short stories. Reminiscent of JK Rowling’s Tales of Beetle the Bard, this book of fairy tales will give you a greater insight into the world created by Riggs.
Originally published October 26, 2016