Sunday, September 1, 2019

One Year Anniversary! Readathon and Challenge

We are celebrating our one year anniversary throughout the month of September! Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our quest to spotlight all of the amazing women who are writing and contributing to the horror genre. We love what we do here, and we look forward to many more years of celebrating the ladies of horror fiction.

New Team Member

We are constantly expanding our efforts here at the Ladies of Horror Fiction. As we head into year two, we are so excited to announce a new member to the LOHF team.



Audra is going to contribute articles to the Ladies of Horror Fiction website so stay tuned for her perspective! You can find Audra on Instagram as @ouija.doodle.reads, on twitter as @audraudraudra, and on Goodreads.

Meet the Team

If you would like to meet the rest of the Ladies of Horror Fiction team, you can visit our Meet the Team page.

LOHF Anniversary Readthon

In honor of our one year anniversary we are hosing a readathon this month. Join us for one prompt or all five! Be sure to use hashtag #lofhreadathon so we can share what you are reading!

LOHF Anniversary Readathon

Readathon Prompts

  1. Indie Author
  2. LGBTQ+ Author
  3. POC Author
  4. YA/MG Author
  5. Translated Book or Set in Another Country

Readathon Recommendations

You are welcome to read any horror books written by a women, but here are some ideas to help get you started!

Indie Authors

  • And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe – Gwendolyn Kiste 
  • Beneath – Kristi DeMeester
  • The Bone Weaver’s Orchard – Sarah Read
  • Choking Back the Devil – Donna Lynch 
  • Church – Renee Miller
  • Cockblock – CV Hunt 
  • Like Jagged Teeth – Betty Rocksteady
  • Mourning Jewelry – Stephanie Wytovich 
  • To Be Devoured – Sara Tantlinger
  • Without Condition – Sonora Taylor 


  • City of Ghosts series – Victoria Schwab
  • F4 – Larissa Glasser 
  • Fist of the Spider Woman edited by Amber Dawn
  • Garden of Eldritch Delights – Lucy A. Snyder
  • Hammers on Bone – Cassandra Khaw
  • Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
  • The Luminous Dead – Caitlin Starling 
  • The Possession of Natalie Glasgow – Hailey Piper
  • When I Arrived at the Castle – Emily Carroll 
  • Wilder Girls – Rory Power 

POC Author

  • Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake 
  • The Girl from the Well – Rin Chupeco 
  • The Good House – Tananarive Due
  • The Graveyard Apartment – Mariko Koike
  • Hammers on Bone – Cassandra Khaw
  • The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste
  • Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
  • How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend – Linda D. Addison
  • Loteria – Cynthia Pelayo 
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite 

YA/MG Authors

  • City of Ghosts series – Victoria Schwab 
  • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein – Kiersten White
  • House of Furies series – Madeleine Roux 
  • The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste
  • The Last Harvest – Kim Liggett 
  • Last Things – Jacqueline West 
  • Shallow Graves – Kali Wallace
  • Small Spaces – Katherine Arden 
  • Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds – Gwenda Bond 
  • Wilder Girls – Rory Power 

Translated Book or Set in Another Country

  • Amatka – Karin Tidbeck 
  • Body – Asa Nonami
  • Confessions – Kanae Minato
  • The Diving Pool – Yoko Ogawa
  • The Hole – Hye-young Pyun 
  • I Remember You – Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • The Graveyard Apartment – Mariko Koike
  • Mouthful of Birds – Samanta Schweblin
  • Things We Lost in the Fire – Mariana Enriquez
  • The Vegetarian – Han Kang

LOHF Photo Challenge

Ladies of Horror Fiction Anniversary Challenge

We are also hosting another #LadiesofHorrorFiction photo challenge! Our first team project as the Ladies of Horror Fiction was a photo challenge. We are excited to celebrate our one year anniversary with another challenge celebrating all things ladies of horror.

Let us know if you’ll be joining us in our anniversary readathon and photo challenge! We have so many things in store for our future so stay tuned!!

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