• Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    July 2021 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month here and on Bookshop.org. You can also check out the releases for the year here. Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add them to our lists! Summoner of Sleep by A.I. Winters In the isolated mountain town of Marble Woods, the townspeople harbor a dangerous secret. It’s here, away from the civilized world, that they can experiment with human genetics that have the power to alter your mind and body. When Ryder Ashling, a down-on-his-luck longtime sufferer of nightmares, discovers…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction New Releases
    New Release

    June 2021 LOHF New Releases

    Each month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. You can also check out the releases for the year here. Please let us know if we missed any new releases so we can add them to the list! Bacchanal by Veronica Henry Evil lives in a traveling carnival roaming the Depression-era South. But the carnival’s newest act, a peculiar young woman with latent magical powers, may hold the key to defeating it. Her time has come. Abandoned by her family, alone on the wrong side of the color line with little to call her own, Eliza Meeks…

  • Guest Post
    Guest Post,  National Poetry Month

    Guest Post: Decant Your Chaos—The Power of Poetry by Sara Tantlinger

    The first tattoo I ever had inked on me several years ago ended up being lines from Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”—a poem that is thought to have been written about his father, so it’s no wonder that I found myself continually drawn back into those lines. I decided to get “Do not go gentle into that good night / rage, rage against the dying of the light” permanently etched into my skin as a way to deal with my own grief at losing my dad when I was younger. I’m not sure how much we can ever really deal with grief; I mean, sixteen…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    Load Up Your TBR: Women’s History of Horror

    This month, we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month, and of course, that means we’re celebrating the LOHF way: it’s time to stack up your TBR! This list is all about a Women’s History of Horror, highlighting books written by (and books that feature) women who pioneered the horror, sci-fi, and other speculative genres. If you’re interested in learning more about women in horror throughout the ages, check out our previous post outlining the history of the genre and the women who created it here. Now on to the books! Happy reading! You can also view this list on our Bookshop.org page. If you purchase any book through our Bookshop, we…

  • Movie Maven,  Reading Recommendations

    LOHF Celebrates the Lunar New Year

    This February 12th marks the Lunar New Year for 2021! Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which instead of following the calendar year is regulated by the cycles of the moon and the sun. In East Asian countries, the date usually falls in late January or early February. Some parts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East also celebrate a Lunar New Year (though the timing might be a bit different). We thought we’d celebrate the LOHF way, by sharing some excellent book and movie recommendations to highlight Asian and Asian American women in horror. We do earn…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Holiday Gift Giving Guide
    Gift Giving Guide

    A Spooky LOHF Gift Guide to Womxn-Owned Businesses

    ‘Tis the season! To support small womxn-owned businesses creating creepy gifts, that is. For you and your fellow friends looking for horror inspired clothing and unique darkly delicious decor, artwork, and more, take a look at some of these incredible shops. Be sure to order early and review all information about shipping times, as many small businesses (especially right now) will have deadlines for holiday orders. And, this list is by no means complete! If a shop you love is missing, please leave a comment so we can add it to the list. Happy hunting! Decor & Gifts aKNITomy Emily Stoneking creates unique art blending knitting and anatomy that you…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Recommendations
    Reading Recommendations

    Thanksgiving 2020: Isolation Horror

    Thanksgiving is synonymous with family. But this year, things are looking different, and it might mean you won’t venture to the airport during what is generally the busiest travel week of the year (a crowded airport in 2020—now THAT’S a horror story). It’s sad to set aside family traditions like dinner around the table, a rousing round of Clue, and placing bets on who will fall asleep first during the annual viewing of A Christmas Carol. But, family time isn’t always warm and cozy. If you’re only experiencing all that family tension and drama over Zoom this year, you might sigh in relief. So, whether you love your family togetherness…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Horror Adjacent
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent: Apocalypse Fiction

    I know we’re all living through a semi-apocalyptic event right now, but they do say fight fire with fire. So, reading books about the apocalypse or post-apocalypse could be just the ticket. Seeing how the worst did happen in these books and how people (mostly) made it out the other side makes me feel better and perhaps a bit more prepared—at least emotionally if not with a stockpile of toilet paper. The apocalypse is definitely territory (terrortory?) well-populated by horror novels, but there is also a softer side to the apocalypse. These horror-adjacent apocalypse reads are less interested in zombies eating brains and more interested in ruminating on the nature…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Horror Adjacent
    Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent: Spooky Nonfiction

    Another type of read I like to consider horror adjacent are nonfiction books that incorporate some aspect of the spooky, macabre, occult, weird—whatever floats your creepy red balloon. Everything from taxidermy to true crime fits under this label, and if we’re being honest, who isn’t interested to learn more about severed heads? Here are some horror adjacent nonfiction reads to spook up your Halloween TBR! Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton What celebration of All Hallows Eve would be complete without learning about the history behind this mysterious event? From the Halloween queen herself, Trick or Treat takes you on a journey from the ancient origins…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction celebrates Latinx Heritage Month
    Reading Recommendations

    Horror Adjacent: Latinx Reads

    Welcome to our horror adjacent curation station! What is horror adjacent, you ask? Well, I go into more detail about that here, but in all honesty, it’s different for everyone. Because what scares you is subjective—and that’s what makes horror such a diverse and fascinating genre to begin with! Horror-adjacent reads might not blow your pants off with the scare factor, but they are still interested in dark themes, difficult ideas, real-world issues, and pushing the envelope of what speculative fiction can be. For this post, I’ve collected horror-adjacent reads by Latinx authors to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month (9/15–10/15). From a feminist story collection to coming-of-age tales to novels tackling…