• What We've Been Reading
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    What We’ve Been Reading #126

    Today we have three very different recommended reads for your tbr pile! Our recommendations include books by Mallory O’Meara, L.C. Barlow and Eve Harms. We hope you find something you’ll love! Please click either tag above to read more team recommendations. The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick—one of Disney’s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters. As a teenager, Mallory O’Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favorite movies, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #125

    Today our team members are sharing three recommended reads by Chloe N. Clark, Sylvia Plath and Carmen Maria Machado. We hope you find something you’ll love! Please click either tag above to read more team recommendations. Escaping the Body poems by Chloe N.Clark Chloe N. Clark’s poetry collection takes readers through a catalog of the speculative body. Escaping the Body is a surreal and profound journey through space, forests, monsters, myths, spells, magic tricks, forests, and the body. Escaping the Body is a collection of dreams of the flesh, exploring the cosmic rifts between the soul and the body, encouraging readers to escape their body in search of the liminal space beyond skin and…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #124

    Today our team recommends books by Angela Sylvaine, Kinitra D. Brooks and Muriel Spark. Take a look and add a book or three to your tbr pile! Please click the tags above to find more team recommendations. Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine Eden Hills, Minnesota is famous for one thing—its ’80s inspired Fashion Mall. When high school junior, Penny, lands a job at one of its trendy stores, she notices her teen coworkers all wear a strange symbol they won’t explain. Suspicious but wanting to belong, she agrees to stay after closing for a party in the closed store. Her fun turns to terror when Penny discovers a mortally wounded…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #123

    Today we have three great reading recommendations for you because we know you need more books! Please click either tag above to find more books worth reading. When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen More than a decade ago, Mira fled her small, segregated hometown in the south to forget. With every mile she traveled, she distanced herself from her past: from her best friend Celine, mocked by their town as the only white girl with black friends; from her old neighborhood; from the eerie Woodsman plantation rumored to be haunted by the spirits of slaves; from the terrifying memory of a ghost she saw that terrible day when a…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #122

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads. We hope you’ll check out these new stories by Mona Awad, S.H. Cooper and Sara Gran. Please click either tag above to find more books worth adding to your tbr pile! All’s Well by Mona Awad From the critically acclaimed author of Bunny, a darkly funny novel about a theater professor suffering chronic pain, who in the process of staging a troubled production of Shakespeare’s most maligned play, suddenly and miraculously recovers. Miranda Fitch’s life is a waking nightmare. The accident that ended her burgeoning acting career left her with excruciating, chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a deepening…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #121

    We’ve had a busy month here at Ladies of Horror Fiction and missed last week’s review round-up but we’re back today with three new reading recommendations! Please click either tag above to find more books we’ve recommended. A Woman Built By Man edited by SH Cooper & Elle Turpitt A Woman Built By Man is a collage of 21 horror tales that seek to crawl under the skin and deconstruct the many ways women are built up and broken down by a patriarchal society. And the many ways they’re finally saying, “Enough.” Goodreads | Amazon Heather’s Teaser Review This group of stories absolutely blew me away. I’m sitting here wanting…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #120

    We missed last week’s review round-up but we’re back today with three great reading recommendations! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth reading. Such A Pretty Smile by Kristi Demeester A biting novel from an electrifying new voice, Such a Pretty Smile is a heart-stopping tour-de-force about powerful women, angry men, and all the ways in which girls fight against the forces that try to silence them. There’s something out there that’s killing. Known only as The Cur, he leaves no traces, save for the torn bodies of girls, on the verge of becoming women, who are known as trouble-makers; those who refuse to conform,…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction Celebrating Black History Month: Previous LOHF Readalong Books We've Loved by Black Authors
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    Previous #LOHFReadalong Books We’ve Loved

    February 1st marks the start of Black History Month, an annual celebration and observance of the struggles, contributions, and achievements of Black people throughout the course of US history. Although the official event ends on March 1st, it’s important to acknowledge this important history year-round. “There is no American history without African American history,” said Sara Clarke Kaplan, executive director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C. “The Black experience, she said, is embedded in “everything we think of as ‘American history.” NPR.org We on the Ladies of Horror Fiction team believe in reading, supporting, and boosting Black voices ALL YEAR LONG, with a specific focus…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #119

    Today our team members are sharing three recent and recommended reads featuring stories by Rachel Harrison, Maria Abrams and C.V. Hunt. We hope you find something you’ll love! Don’t forget to click either tag above to find more books worth your time ♥ Cackle by Rachel Harrison All her life, Annie has played it nice and safe. After being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. She accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. She’s stunned by how perfect and picturesque the town is. The people are all friendly and warm. Her new apartment is dreamy too, minus the…

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    What We’ve Been Reading #118

    We’re back after a little break with our latest review round-up. We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more good books ♥ The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present–and intent on keeping its dark secrets–in this explosive, unsettling thriller from acclaimed author C. J. Tudor. Welcome to Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, eight protestant martyrs were burned at the stake here. Thirty years ago, two teenage girls disappeared without a trace. And two…