It’s the spookiest season of the year. The time to go all-in on dim passage ways, mysterious noises in the night, and a wind that scratches at the windows with chilly fingers.
Here in Prague, the light is particularly moody this time of year, alternating between a hard, bright, cloudless blue and a grayscale mix of bright light hidden behind silvery clouds. Shadows bob and weave, creating pockets of gloom in the narrow alleys and casting the Gothic spires in stark relief against the sky.
If you’re also eager to welcome shivery tingles up the back of your neck, we’ve got you covered with lots of bookish Halloween treats.
In episode 17 of our podcast, we got curious about Halloween traditions and explored the lore that swirls around classic creepy creatures. Then we recommended books we love that celebrate the spirit (and spirits) of Halloween, including stories for self-proclaimed scaredy-cats, titles that should come with a ‘don’t read this at night’ warning label, and a few in-between. Trick or treat!
Be sure to visit our show notes page for photos of terrifying vintage Halloween costumes, links to more info on the fun facts David shared in Two Truths and a Lie (including the US government’s plan in case of a zombie attack), interviews with authors of our recommended books, and a video tour of Sleepy Hollow.
This page has everything you need for a bookish Halloween, including…
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