Some Halloween Reads

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 Millions: The perfect review for Halloween: Matt Seidel on “the art of terror”
& Robert Aickman’s “strange tales”

The Guardian: When FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley came out, it “changed everything,” by Neil Gaiman

BuzzFeedBooks:

Via Pottermore & The Today Show: J.K. Rowling reveals the origins of Harry Potter’s “twee” nemesis, Dolores Umbridge

Publishers WeeklyThe 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 Caseor The Changeling. And, the book I’m about 20 pages away from finishing and which is still terrific, The Magicians, by Lev Grossman.

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