Sunday, September 23, 2018

Community Wide Readalong: Rebecca

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is excited to announce our first community wide readalong! This November we will be reading and discussing Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel Rebecca.


So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten…her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant — the sinister Mrs. Danvers — still loyal. And as an eerie presentiment of the evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca…for the secrets of Manderley.

Rebecca Readalong Schedule

The Rebecca readalong will begin on November 4. Each Sunday we will post discussion questions (and our thoughts!) for each section of the readalong.

November 4

We will kickoff the Rebecca readalong with a post on November 4. Drop by and let us know you are joining in!

November 4 – 10

This first week we will be reading chapters 1-8.

November 11

On November 11, we will post some discussion questions for chapters 1-8 along with our personal answers. We would love for you to join in the discussion by posting on your blog, sharing your thoughts on social media (#LOHFRebecca), or answering our questions right here in the comments. You are more than welcome to leave links to your personal posts for others to visit and hear your thoughts!

November 11 – 17

The second week we will read chapters 9-15.

November 18

On November 18, we will post discussion questions and answers about the second section.

November 18 – 24

The third week we will read chapters 16-21.

November 25

We are past the halfway point in Rebecca! On November 25, we will post additional discussion questions and answers.

November 25 – December 1

During the final week we will be reading chapter 22-epilogue.

December 2

We will post our final discussion questions on December 2. If you post a review of Rebecca on your blog, Goodreads, or in social media, we would love for you to leave those links for others to read as well!

Sharing the Rebecca Readalong

Please feel free to grab the Rebecca readalong graphic and share across your platforms to let everyone know you are joining in.


Be sure to use the #LOHFRebecca hashtag so we can find and share your posts!

Join the Readalong

Will you be joining in our first readalong this November? Let us know! We can’t wait to read Rebecca with you.

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”

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