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Summer Scares Reading List

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Summer Scares, a reading program from The Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot and Library Journal/School Library Journal, provides libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen) and middle-grade readers. It introduces readers and librarians to new authors and helps start conversations extending beyond the books from each list and promotes reading for years to come.

Award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones and a committee of five librarians have selected three recommended fiction titles in each reading level. The goal of the program is to encourage a national conversation about the horror genre, across all age levels, at libraries nationwide and ultimately attract more adults, teens and children interested in reading.

For more information about Summer Scares, contact JG Faherty (libraries@horror.org) or Becky Spratford (bspratford@hotmail.com). Library workers and authors who are interested in cultivating horror programming can contact Konrad Stump at konrads@thelibrary.org for assistance.

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