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

    What We’ve Been Reading #13

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team have been reading up a storm. Here are a few of our recommended reads. Skull Nuggets by Amy M. Vaughn Forato House is looking for test subjects: Are you between the ages of 21 and 61? Are you depressed, anxious, unfulfilled? Join us at our state of the art residential testing facility where we have perfected trepanation, the ancient art of drilling a hole in the skull to achieve a permanently higher state of consciousness! But that’s not all! We are currently seeking individuals who wish to eradicate their neurophages. Through our proprietary process of injecting hallucinogens directly into the frontal lobe, you can…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
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    The Winter People Readalong: Week 4

    This is our final week of reading and discussing Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People. Thank you so much to everyone who read The Winter People with us this month, and a huge thanks to Audra for guest hosting the readalong with us! If you missed out on our previous discussions, be sure to check out week 1, week 2, and week 3 of our readalong. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. What are your overall thoughts of The Winter People? Tracy: The book started out great! The first section we read was…

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    The Winter People Readalong: Week 3

    We are now 75% through The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. Be sure to check out week 1, week 2, and the full readalong schedule. Spoiler discussion ahead! The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions for this section, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. After reading this section, have your opinions changed on whether or not Gertie was murdered? Who do you think is responsible for her death? Lilyn: I think she was murdered but not sure on the whodunnit. Tracy: I still think Gertie was murdered. Signs point to dear old Dad but I’m willing to be there’s…

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    The Winter People Readalong: Week 2

    Today we are wrapping up week 2 of The Winter People readalong. If you are just now joining us, be sure to check out our week 1 discussion and the full readalong schedule. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions for this section, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Discussion 1. Do you think Gertie was murdered? If so, who might have done it? Lilyn: I don’t know if I think she was murdered or not. Is it murder if the murderer wasn’t in his right mind? She didn’t just fall down the well, no. Jen: I’m not sure what to…

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    The Winter People Readalong: Week 1

    We have reached the end of week 1 in our community wide readalong of Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People. We will be reading The Winter People through June 2 so you still have time to jump in and join us. (Check the full readalong schedule for all of the details.) We are very excited to welcome Audra as our guest host for the readalong. Be sure to check out and follow her Instagram at Ouija & Audra. Please be aware this week’s discussion post will contain spoilers for our first section of the readalong. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team has come up with some discussion questions, and we’d love…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
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    Kick Off: The Winter People Readalong

    The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to kick off the Community Wide Readalong of The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon today! West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
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    Community Wide Readalong: The Winter People

    We are getting really excited about our next Ladies of Horror Fiction readalong! Starting May 5 we will be reading The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon. West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning…

  • The LOHF Readalong of The Winter People
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    #LOHFReadalong Announcement: The Winter People

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our poll to choose the next community wide readalong book. The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited and looking forward to reading Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People with you! The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted…