• 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,…

  • Women's History Month

    Celebrate International Women’s Day!

    March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day where people of all backgrounds, cultures, and races can come together and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Here’s a quick history of how this day got started. In 1908, fifteen thousand women marched through New York City, protesting unequal pay and demanding voting rights. In August 1910, one hundred delegates from over seventeen countries met in Copenhagen at the International Conference of Working Women. There, Clara Zetkin proposed a day each year where women all over the world would simultaneously press for their demands. A year later on March 19th, more than one million people from across…

  • LOHF Monthly Recap
    Monthly Recap

    February 2021: Monthly Recap

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team celebrated Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Library Lovers Day in February. If you missed any of our posts, announcements, or reviews, you can find them all listed below! News and Announcements February 2021 Readalong SelectionFor the February readalong, the members of the Ladies of Horror Fiction Goodreads group selected Lakewood by Megan Giddings. February 2021 LOHF New ReleasesEach month the Ladies of Horror Fiction team posts all of the books we are aware of that will be releasing during that month. Reviews What We’ve Been Reading #82 What We’ve Been Reading #83 What We’ve Been Reading #84 What We’ve Been Reading…

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

    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.…

  • Black History Month

    LOHF Celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth on Instagram

    In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, the Ladies of Horror Fiction team is showcasing Black women horror authors all month long on Instagram. Below you can find our posts from the second half of February. Be sure to check out the first half of the month if you missed it! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ladies of Horror Fiction (@ladiesofhorrorfiction) View this post on Instagram A…

  • Young Adult and Middle Grade Horror Spotlight
    YA and MG Horror

    YA/MG Horror Spotlight February 2021

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is putting a spotlight on Young Adult and Middle Grade horror each month. Below we are featuring the books that were released in February as well as what our team has been reading and reviewing. Young Adult New Releases The Project by Courtney Summers Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo’s sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there’s more…

  • 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…

  • What We've Been Reading
    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…