Transit Reader: Halloween Edition

Art of Transit: Catching up on Tsubasa on the Gold Line. Photo via Metro’s Instagram.

Welcome to the Halloween Edition of Transit Reader, where you can let us know what you’re reading during your commute – and get some recommendations. In the spirit of creeping yourself (and others) out for Halloween, also let us know the scariest book or short story you’ve ever read!

It seems biased to mention Stephen King again, but “The Moving Finger” remains one of my all-time scary stories. I also have a soft spot for Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. And you can check out this previous post for what’s been gracing Steve Hymon’s iPad.

Without further ado, here’s a list of book recs based on what Metro riders are reading:

  • Detroit City is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis – Mark Binelli
  • Justice – Michael J. Sandel
  • Anarchism: A Beginner’s Guide – Ruth Kinna
  • The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  • Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom – Jonathan Haidt
  • Geek Love – Katherine Dunn
  • The Dresden Files series – Jim Butcher…in audio book form!
  • The New Yorker magazine
  • The L.A. Times (Steve Hymon articles in particular!)
  • Downtown News
  • Various transit trade journals
  • Various Manga (Naruto, Bleach, may I suggest Jing: King of Bandits or Mirai Nikki?)

And don’t forget, tonight’s the NoHo LitCrawl, where you can learn about the local literature scene and hear from writers themselves.