25+ Best Haunted and Paranormal Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

As many of you may know I have an affinity towards the weird and strange which means I have a book case full of haunted and paranormal books. I mean, when you love all things ghost, cryptid and paranormal related it kind of makes sense that books about the weird and strange would fill the bookshelves and I love it.

This is a peek into my bookshelf. I’ll be adding more books as I buy and read them. If there is a book you think I should add to my collection drop a comment below. If you are an author or publisher that would like to have a book added to my bookshelf please contact me at deb at justshortofcrazy dot com.

Note–All books are linked to Amazon. If you make a purchase a very, very small percentage of your purchase is shared with me which helps keeps this site alive and well. THANK YOU!

25+ Paranormal Books You’ll Want To Read

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Ghost, Paranormal & Weird General Books

The Outsider’s Guide to UFOs – James T. Abbott

Guide to the World’s Supernatural Places – Sarah Bartlett

Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death – Deborah Blum

Ghosts along the Mississippi River – Alan Brown

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot – Kevin Coolidge

My Home is Haunted…Now What? – Barry Fitzgerald & Dustin Pari

Monsters of the Midwest: True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves & Other Legendary Creatures – Jessica Freeburg & Natalie Fowler

Destination Truth: Memories of a Monster Hunter – Josh Gates

Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, wolfmen, portals, phantoms, and odd phenomena – Linda S Godfrey

Ghost, Paranormal & Weird Books By State

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Grand Canyon Ghosts Stories – Debe Branning


Finding Florida’s Phantoms – Kathleen Walls

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Haunted Alton: History & Hauntings of the Riverbend Region – Troy Taylor

Weird Illinois – Troy Taylor


Haunted Baton Rouge – Bud Steed

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Ghost Tales of Michigan– Ryan Jacobson

Michigan Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff – Colleen Burear

Were-Wolves and Will-O-The-Wisps: French Tales of Mackinac Retold – Dirk Gringhuis

Pirates, Crooks & Killers: The Dark Side of the Great Lakes – Frederick Stonehouse

Weird Michigan – Linda S. Godfrey

Secret Cleveland


Secret Cleveland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful & Bizarre – Deb Thompson & Tonya Prater

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Bigfoot in Pennsylvania – Timonth Renner

Haunted Western Pennsylvania: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of Pittsburgh, Erie, and the Laural Highlands– Patty A Wilson

Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania’s Unkown Creatures Casebook Three – Stan Gordon

Really Mysterious Pennsylvania: UFOs, Bigfoot, and Other Weird Encounters Casebook One – Stan Gordon

Weird Pennsylvania – Matt Lake

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The Devil’s Tea Tables: West Virginia Ghost Tales and Other Stories – Mack Samples

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Blue Men & River Monsters: Folklore of the North – John Zimm

Weird Wisconsin – Linda S. Godfrey & Richard Hendricks

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