Cemetery Book Review: Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider

I mentioned in a previous post, that I wanted to add book reviews to the blog. I am an avid reader, of both fiction and non-fiction, and I think this platform will be a great way for me to share some of my favorite cemetery-related books. I am hoping to share some great resources, and good reads that you may want to add to your own book collections. 

Understanding Cemetery Symbols: A field guide for historic graveyards by Tui Snider

I discovered Tui Snider through another blog that I follow – Spooky Little Halloween. Tui had done a guest article: 5 common cemetery symbols and what the mean. I wanted to read more of her work and found her book Understanding Cemetery Symbols.

This book is a great resource for learning more about symbols that you may find in your local cemeteries. It’s filled with photos to help you visualize the symbols for easy recognition. It also goes in-depth on a variety of symbols that can be found; like the different meanings for hands, and the many varieties of statues. The book is also laid out in a way that makes referencing it very easy.

I only purchased this book this year, but it has become a go-to when trying to decipher the symbols I come across.

You can read more from Tui at her website. She also puts out a weekly newsletter every Sunday, detailing new articles and what’s new on her youtube channel. 

I look forward to reading some of her other works in the future! 

Have you read this book? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!  

6 thoughts on “Cemetery Book Review: Understanding Cemetery Symbols by Tui Snider

      1. I’ve read three of her books: 100 Things To Do in Dallas / Fort Worth Before You Die, Paranormal Texas, and Unexpected Texas. We both live in the North Texas area, and many of her books are about the local area. She has a few others that I want to read too.

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  1. Terrific review. I have indeed read this book and thoroughly loved it. So informative, fascinating, and chock-a-block with engaging images. I don’t presently own a copy of it myself, but am really, really hoping to remedy that in next year or two (if possible).

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on Understanding Cemetery Symbols with us.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    PS: I discover sooo many awesome things/books/shops/people/recipes/etc via Spooky Little Halloween, too.

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    1. Thanks Autumn! I picked up my copy from Amazon, but I am sure you can find it where ever you prefer to buy books. I love my copy, it stays by my desktop permanently. It’s always on hand to refer to when I am editing photos. Thanks for reading!


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