• Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
    Instagram Challenge

    Five Things We Learned from the #LadiesOfHorrorFiction Instagram Challenge

    We learned several things doing the challenge that was the first step in getting Ladies of Horror Fiction established. We thought we’d take a minute to reflect. Posting a new picture for a prompt every day is a pain in the butt and many of us salute you all who do it regularly. (Seriously, how do you have enough books to do a post every day?! Let alone the motivation!) As we suspected, lots of people hadn’t heard of many of the women that were suddenly being brought to attention. What surprised us was how happily eager everyone was to learn more and to read more! We all went into…

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    The “Strangers” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt for “My Emotions”, you can view it by clicking here. (Opens in a new window.) This one was interesting. Just seeing who people considered “Strangers” in books for the prompt was insightful. View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 24 is 'Strangers' and I had no idea what to do(I feel like I've used all my books😲) until I remembered this book I read last year and photographed for a book round-up post on my regular Instagram.😱 back before I decided to stop annoying my nonreading friend with books 😳 👥 Anyways, Strangers reads like a Horror movie, but it's actually a suspenseful thriller,🤷…

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    Sci-Fi Horror by Women

    I love sci-fi horror. Who doesn’t? However, it is ridiculously hard to find.  Of those that I did find – a very few happened to be written by women. I had been hoping to give you a list, but kind of despaired as I was stuck at a measily three. Luckily, Emily came through with a couple as well.  We figured we’d shout them out for you so you don’t have to look as hard as we did! I guess we can’t even begin this list with anything other than Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Considering how many and how much people will argue about whether it is science fiction or…

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    The “YA” Recap

    If you missed last week’s prompt The Road, be sure to check that one out as well. Day 15 of our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was Young Adult. This was a great prompt for recommendations since we would love to read more Young Adult Horror. Carissa_reads posted Welcome to the Dark House – the first book in the Dark House series by Laurie Faria Stolarz, Survive the Night by Danielle Vega , and The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. View this post on Instagram The #LadiesofHorrorFiction prompt for today is YA. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is one of my all time favorites. #booknerd #bookstagram #igbooks #horror…

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    The “The Road” Recap

    If you missed last week’s short stories prompt, be sure to check it out here! I know people struggled with this one, because I think everyone automatically thinks of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. However, it didn’t have to be a literal road. It could be a journey of self-discovery. It could be on the ‘road’ home.  It could have had a hit-and-run scene on a winding road that left teens eternally traumatized, etc. Also, The Hunger by Alma Katsu popped up a LOT, but we’re trying to showcase a range of books so… bear with us! View this post on Instagram Hi guys! I’ve read one book my Seanan McGuire…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram Challenge Weekly Recap
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    The “Short Stories” Recap

    If you missed last’s week vampire prompt, be sure to check it out. There were a lot of great vamps including Anne Rice and more. What qualifies as a short story? Our short story prompt generated a lot of discussion including what actually qualifies as a short story. We loved seeing the various short fiction posted on day 13, and below are some of our favorites. View this post on Instagram Day 13 of the #ladiesofhorrorfiction challenge is Short Stories. So many choices today, but I decided to go with yet another book I haven't read, lol. I adored Silvia Moreno Garcia's CERTAIN DARK THINGS and I'd love to check…

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    The “Vampires” Recap

    If you missed last week’s “branches” prompt, be sure to check out it. We selected some gorgeous photos! Well, we suppose it was inevitable that this day would bring on a lot of Anne Rice. Yet again we tried to choose only one from her and spread the love to other vampire writers in the genre.         View this post on Instagram I inhaled the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice when I was in high school. I was obsessed! And maybe I even convinced myself that Lestat was real 🤷🏻‍♀️ I just picked up this gorgeous book from @barnesandnoble & since today’s prompt for #ladiesofhorrorfiction was VAMPIRE,…

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    The “Branches” Recap

    There were lots of entries for Branches! It was apparently much easier than “Gloves” was!  Check out some that we really enjoyed! View this post on Instagram #ladiesofhorrorfiction day 11 is Branches and luckily I live in the woods and had the perfect book in mind! 🌲I loved this collection of spooky stories! The illustrations are wonderful and really add to the writing🌲 #throughthewoods #spookystories #shortstories #graphicnovels #booksofinsta #spinebenders #horrorstories #womenofhorror #horrorfiction #reader #readhorror #booknerd #bookish #womenauthors #igreads #alwaysreading #booklove #creepyreads #ladyhorror #bookstagram #booksbywomen #horror #womenwhowritehorror #instabook #bookstagram A post shared by Tav💀 Reads with Dogs🐾 (@readswithdogs) on Aug 11, 2018 at 9:02am PDT Readswithdogs gave us loads and loads…

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    The “Gloves” Recap

    Be sure to check out last week’s prompt One Word Title if you missed our selections from day 9 of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge. The prompt for day 10 was one of the most challenging prompts in the challenge: gloves! Below we highlight our favorite selections from our brave and creative participants!       View this post on Instagram Some prompts for #ladiesofhorrorfiction just come together, like today and gloves. I love this cover so much!!! #books #bibliophile #bookstagram #horrorfiction #horrorbooks #book #bookporn #booksofig #instaread #booksofinstagram #bookworm A post shared by Rachel • 🐱📖📚 (@crazykittehcat) on Aug 10, 2018 at 12:13pm PDT Crazykittehcat featured Kerri Maniscalco’s…

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    Instagram Challenge

    The “One Word Title” Recap

    If  you missed day 8’s prompt of “Night“, be sure to check out our favorite photos of LOHF books related to night. Day 9’s prompt in our Ladies of Horror Fiction Instagram challenge was “One Word Title”. We were excited to still have so much response and participation in the challenge. These were some of out favorite one word title photos. View this post on Instagram Happy Book Lover's Day! Much like yesterday's International Cat Day, this one is celebrated pretty much every day in our house. Today's prompt for #ladiesofhorrorfiction is one-word titles. Mayhem has been on my radar for ages but I only managed to pick up a…