Any ghost-related books that resonates with you can be good ghost hunting books. My judgments are very subjective, based on my experiences in this field.
If you’re looking for ghost stories — fictional or true — that can be a matter of taste.
– For years, I’ve been an almost rabid fan of Colin Wilson’s books. Though I don’t always agree with him, I’m dazzled by his innovative ideas and research.
– I like the ghost hunting books by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, because I know them.
So, I understand the context of what they’re describing with each story and case.
– Troy Taylor’s book, The Ghost Hunters Guidebook, is superb for beginners.
– I like the speculation in Marie Jones’ book, PSIence.
– Michelle Belanger may be my favorite authority on paranormal topics, but I’m biased. Michelle is a friend, and I’m always impressed when someone has read more books than I have. (I’m pretty sure she has.)
– I love the insights and humor provided by Lesley Marden’s book, Medium, Rare. And, I’m proud of my own books, including Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries: A How-To Guide.
Folklore and Fiction
– Since childhood, my favorite ghost stories have been those by Edward Rowe Snow. He specialized in eerie folklore of New England. Many of those tales are being updated by Jeremy D’Entremont, who has a commitment to authentic stories.
– Nick Redfern isn’t a ghost researcher, per se, but many of his books touch on related topics.
I believe we need to look outside the ghost hunting field to maintain a healthy perspective on some of the truly weird things we encounter.
Nick Redfern talks about very strange topics. When he publishes a new book, my work is put “on hold.” My husband can count on take-away dinners and store-bought pizzas until I’ve finished reading. I’m that enthusiastic about Redfern’s work.
– In fiction, I still like The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson.