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Shelf Edition: Victoria Moore

We are bringing back Shelf Edition! This month Victoria Moore brings us her #Shelfies to celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day on April 30, 2022. She is the owner of Whitty Books Bookshelves in Tulsa, OK.

Do you have any recent favorite LOHF books?

We have a Horror Lit Book Club at the shop and we only read books by authors of a marginalized gender, so I read a lot of LOHF books. Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin, The Grip of It by Jac Jemc, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr, The Cipher by Kathe Koja, White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi, The Good House by Tananarive Due, Now You’re One of Us by Asa Nonami, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, and Revenge by Yoko Ogawa are all favorites of mine. I even have tattoos inspired by a few of those titles!

Which LOHF books do you currently have on your TBR?

The list gets longer and longer every day, but I can’t wait to dig into The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward, Below by Laurel Hightower, and These Bones by Kayla Chenault. I don’t tend to read a ton of classics, but I’ve never read Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay and am hoping to get to it this year!

Where do you find recommendations? Are there any LOHF books that have been recommended to you that you loved?

I get recommendations from so many different sources; customers, the Tulsa Library, different reading websites (including LOHF!), book club members, etc.  Both Crossroads by Laurel Hightower and The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher were recommended to me and both were books that I absolutely loved.

Where do you prefer to shop for books?

I own an indie bookstore, so I do more book-shopping than I probably should!  I also love visiting the other bookstores in town, and any time I travel one of the first things I do is find a local bookstore. 

Are there any upcoming LOHF releases you’re excited about?

I’m really interested in Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt, Motherthing by Ainsley Hogarth, and The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings, among many others.

In regards to your own work, tell our readers a little bit about what’s new and/or coming up for you.

I own an indie bookstore in Tulsa, OK!  In addition to our Horror Lit Book Club, we also host two other book clubs each month, as well as a variety of other events.  On May 13th we’ll be hosting a virtual event with Kathe Koja to discuss her new book, Dark Factory.

Where can people find you on social media and/or find your work?

You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @shopwhittybooks , or visit us online at www.whittybooks.com

Thank you for joining us, Victoria! Our TBR piles also thank you!  

If you would like to be featured on a future Shelf Edition please leave a note in the comments. We’d love to see your shelves!


Teresa creates our Shelf Edition posts and is one of our LOHF Awards readers. You can find Teresa on Goodreads, on Twitter as @teresa_ardrey, and lurking in a corn maze.

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