Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by: Colin Dickey
Non-Fiction: History, Paranormal, 285 pages Physical Book Count: 34 Book Count: 69 This book is an unusual book on ghosts and haunted places. It doesn't just go over ghost stories, or talk about looking for famous ghosts. It's largely about how a place gets known as haunted. It studies the history of places and examines the difference between what the common stories and legends are and what can be known about the history. It was written by someone that lived near the Winchester Mystery House, who didn't find historic evidence that people thought it was haunted until that was used as a way to sell tickets to it; however, the Toys'r'us in town was long thought to be haunted. It digs into the ways that the story of a ghost changes to fit the ideas and beliefs of the people that see the ghost, including examples from around the country.
The Defendant By: G.K. Chesterton
Non:fiction: Essay, Philosophy, E-book E-book Count: 35 Book Count: 68 This book is a collection of early essays by G.K. Chesterton that first printed in a paper. They are him defending various things like: penny dreadfuls, nonsense, ugly things, slang and heraldry. There are 16 essays total, plus a defence (defense) of a new edition being printed. It is also old enough to be public domain, which is one of the reasons that I read it, as I will likely use it for a book club book on my YouTube channel.
the sun and her flowers by: Rupi Kaur
Non-fiction: poetry, 248 pages Physical Book Count: 33 Book Count: 67 A collection of poetry grouped together by themes, one of the books I picked for the year long reading challenge.
Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guild to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations By Olivier Carrer
Non-Fiction: paranormal, history, 142 pages Physical Book Count: 32 Book Count: 66 1st, as I have been too busy to read all the Halloween book that I have wanted to read, I have decided to just keep reading them in November, as it's not like there are all that many Thanksgiving books. I will still have some food/drink connected books and maybe a history book or two as well. 2nd, I did actually read this book in October, but just didn't get to writing about it until now. 3rd, about the book: this book is a sampling of places around the world that are thought to be cursed. Some are cursed because of historical things that happened there. Some are thought to be cursed due to supernatural things. And some are cursed do to the mysteries connected to them. Some of the places included are: Nuremberg, Poveglia, the Valley of the Kings, the Bermuda Triangle, The Pine Barrens and Amityville. Each entry includes: the location, with longitude and latitude, a map, a sub title, and a couple of pages of information on why it is in the book.