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The #LOHFReadathon FAQ

We’ve had a few questions asked about our upcoming readathon during #WIHM, so we thought we’d do a clarifying post.

Hosting: The readathon is hosted by the LOHF Crew and HeyLittleThrifter from Booktube

When: February 1st through February 28th

Locations You Can Participate: Goodreads, Your Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube etc.

How to Participate: Read books by women horror authors based on the prompts, talk about those books wherever you can using the #LOHFReadathon hashtag (and, of course, review the books if possible).

Prompts:

  • Indie Author
  • Author of Color
  • LGBTQ+ Author
  • Written Before You Were Born
  • Something Short

What to Read: Horror written by women!

Recently we released a graphic showing our choices for the readathon. Not every one of us is reading all these books! This is a combined list of our choices. I’ve written out all of our choices below to make it easier for those using assistive devices.

Please note: lots of people have come forth with some incredible lists, so please don’t feel like you have just our choices to pick from if you’re trying to come up with books to read for this!

Indie Author

  • Black Wings – Megan Hart (out 2/14)
  • Cruel Works of Nature – Gemma Amor
  • Daymares – Kenya Moss-Dyme
  • Echo Lake – Letitia Trent
  • Fountain Dead – Theresa Braun
  • The Haunting of Henderson Close – Catherine Cavendish
  • Without Condition – Sonora Taylor (out 2/12)

Author of Color

  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • The Between – Tananarive Due (also our group read for this month!)
  • The Gilda Stories – Jewelle Gomez
  • The Good House – Tananarive Due
  • How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend – Linda Addison
  • Let’s Play White – Chesya Burk
  • Shutter – Courtney Alameda

LGBTQ+ Author

  • Bittersweet Symphony – Rebecca McNutt
  • City of Ghosts – VE Schwab
  • The Gilda Stories – Jewelle Gomez
  • Hammers on Bone – Cassandra Khaw
  • The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
  • The Red Tree – Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Say Her Name – Juno Dawn

Before You Were Born

  • The Auctioneer – Joan Samson
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • The Birds and Other Stories – Daphne du Maurier
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • The House Next Door – Anne Rivers Siddons
  • Somebody Come and Play – Clare McNally
  • The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Something Short

  • Apart in the Dark – Ania Ahlborn
  • Baby Hater – CV Hunt
  • Being Full of Light, Insubstantial – Linda Addison
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend – Linda Addison
  • Hammers on Bone – Cassandra Khaw
  • Let’s Play White – Chesya Burke

For the curious, here is a list that Emily made up that several of us picked books from because she’s good at doing this type of thing and saved us all some trouble. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list. It is, however, a good place to start if you are completely lost.

Indie Author

  • Cruel Works of Nature – Gemma Amor
  • Fountain Dead – Theresa Braun
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked – Christa Carmen
  • Maria The Wanted – V. Castro
  • The Carrow Haunt – Darcy Coates
  • Everything That’s Underneath – Kristi DeMeester
  • The Rust Maidens – Gwendolyn Kiste
  • The Making of Gabriel Davenport – Beverly Lee
  • Church – Renee Miller
  • Daymares – Kenya Moss-Dyme
  • The Bone Weaver’s Orchard – Sarah Read (Out 2/1)
  • Love for Slaughter – Sara Tantlinger

Author of Color

  • Shutter – Courtney Alameda
  • The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste
  • My Sister the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Sycorax’s Daughters – edited by Kinitra Brooks, PHD
  • Cartoons in the Suicide Forest – Leza Cantoral
  • The Between – Tananarive Due
  • Things We Lost in the Fire- Mariana Enriquez
  • Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
  • Body – Asa Nonami
  • White is for WItching – Helen Oyeyemi
  • The Hole – Hye-young Pyun
  • Black Magic Women – edited by Sumiko Saulson

LGBTQ+ Author

  • Fist of the Spider Women: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire – edited by Amber Dawn
  • Say Her Name – Juno Dawson
  • F4 – Larissa Glasser
  • The Gilda Stories – Jewelle Gomez
  • Hammers on Bone – Cassandra Khaw
  • The Red Tree – Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Bittersweet Symphony – Rebecca McNuitt
  • The Lights – Carrie Pack
  • Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales – Carmilla Voiez
  • Affinity – Sarah Waters
  • The Daylight Gate – Jeanette Winterson

A Book Published Before You Were Born

  • The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter
  • The Birds and Other Stories – Daphne Du Maurier
  • Gothic Tales – Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  • The Graveyard Apartment – Mariko Koike
  • Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice
  • Weird Stories – Charlotte Riddell
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • The House Next Door – Anne Rivers Siddons
  • The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton – Edith Wharton

Something Short

  • How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend – Linda Addison
  • I Call Upon Thee – Ania Ahlborn (available in Apart in the Dark pb, or single e-book/audiobook)
  • Come Closer – Sara Gran
  • I Am Not Your Final Girl – Claire C. Holland
  • Cockblock – CV Hunt
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
  • Pretty Marys All in a Row – Gwendolyn Kiste
  • Return to Dyatlov Pass – JH Moncrieff
  • The Silent Companions – Laura Purcell
  • Like Jagged Teeth – Betty Rocksteady
  • Fortune Box – Madeleine Swann
  • The Devil’s Dreamland – Sara Tantlinger

This is not a reading list but a list of books that we would recommend.  If you know of a book that would qualify, please add it in the comments below! (Please make sure you specify the category(ies) it would fall under!)

You are welcome to read with us even if you aren’t doing the prompts. The idea is to get you to read more women horror writers.

Thanks,

LOHF

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