Here’s a hastily put-together collection of tweets on Halloween reads trending on Twitter today. A real article (having nothing whatsoever to do with Hallow’s Eve!) will be forthcoming this weekend… But for now, Happy Haunting!
BookRiot: Recommended reading, Halloween edition: 5 scary stories written by women
The Guardian: When FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley came out, it “changed everything,” by Neil Gaiman
- Eight Historical Witches You Need To Know This Halloween
- Literary Couples’ Costumes
- Which Book Scared You The Most As A Child? (And why did our parents even let us read them?!)
Via Pottermore & The Today Show: J.K. Rowling reveals the origins of Harry Potter’s “twee” nemesis, Dolores Umbridge
Publishers Weekly: The 10 Best Ghost Stories
NPRBooks: I’m Not Scary, I’m Just Drawn That Way: Great Comics For Halloween
LATimes Books: Spooky! The author graves of Los Angeles
And my personal recommendations: In honor of my favorite YA fiction author – Zilpha Keatley Snyder – recently passing, The Headless Cupid, The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case, or The Changeling. And, the book I’m about 20 pages away from finishing and which is still terrific, The Magicians, by Lev Grossman.