• What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #88

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads with links to complete reviews. All come very highly recommended and we hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Little Feasts by Jules Archer Following her successes from All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had, critically-acclaimed flash fiction writer, Jules Archer, returns to the dinner table with Little Feasts, her debut short story collection. The stories are a table-long buffet of femininity, a lying tree, childhood innocence, toxic masculinity, and a 20-pound cast-iron skillet. Works within have been featured in Five:2: One, SmokeLong Quarterly, Maudlin House, PANK, and more. Goodreads | Amazon…

  • 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…

  • What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #87

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads with links to complete reviews. We have an eclectic mix of erotic short horror stories, a young girl grappling with ghosts, and the history of Halloween. We hope you’ll find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Trick or Treat? A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays,…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #86

    Happy Wednesday! Today we’re back with review link-ups featuring horror stories by Christina Henry, Gwendolyn Kiste, and Caitlin Starling. We hope you find a new favorite book! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry When people go missing in the sleepy town of Smith’s Hollow, the only clue to their fate comes when a teenager starts having terrifying visions, in a chilling horror novel from national bestselling author Christina Henry. When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in the town of Smiths Hollow, Lauren is surprised, but she also expects that the police won’t find…

  • LOHFReadalong,  Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    National Read Across America Day

    The National Education Association established National Read Across America Day in 1998 with a main aim of encouraging children to read. If you love to read and spend a lot of time with books, you may not always consider what a privilege it is to be able to read. But due to a variety of reasons, this isn’t the case for all people. Though 1 in 5 American adults are literate, 52% read at or under a basic level. That means that most of Americans read at under a ninth grade reading level. To put that into perspective, most legally binding contracts are written at or above an eleventh grade…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    Women’s History Month—Celebrating Women in Horror

    March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions throughout history. It began as Women’s History Week, as instituted by Congress in March of 1981 and then expanded over the next five years to encompass the whole month. At LOHF of course, we celebrate women every day! However, this month we wanted to highlight the women who paved the way for modern horror and other speculative genres. During the twelfth century we meet our first lady of horror fiction, Marie de France. Marie was a poet who wrote the poem “Bisclavert” (“The Werewolf”), which was a story of an adulterer who was punished by being trapped in his werewolf form.…

  • Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #85

    Hi everyone! Today we are featuring a book about a creepy funhole, a beautiful collection of wintertime horrors, and a book about a woman who has a sister that has a bad habit of murdering men! We hope you find a new favorite book! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Cipher by Kathe Koja “Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.” When a strange hole materializes in a storage room, would-be poet Nicholas and his feral lover Nakota allow their curiosity to lead them into the…

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    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #84

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! Today we’re recommending a fun novella, a graphic novel, and a witchy novel. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ Benny Rose The Cannibal King by Hailey Piper Blackwood, Vermont has one legend to its name—Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Every local kid knows him and tells his stories, especially on Halloween. When a new girl moves to town in the autumn of 1987, the legend inspires high school junior Desiree St. Fleur and her friends to pull a Benny Rose-themed prank. A few laughs…

  • 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…

  • What We've Been Reading
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    What We’ve Been Reading #83

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads featuring stories by Renee Miller, Mona Kabbani and Hailey Piper. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Blood Lake Monster by Renee Miller Maribel Daniels is weeks away from escaping her hometown, but vanishes while walking home from work. The same night, a truck overturns on a bridge, spilling chemicals into the lake and turning the water red.Her sister, Anya, returns years later to find out what happened to Maribel, but every truth she uncovers reveals another lie. When she finally solves the mystery…