Monday, June 12, 2023

Horror Spotlight Pride 2023

 PRIDE 2023

Pride Flag

Happy Pride to all who celebrate, no matter how you celebrate! 

This list has a couple extra caveats besides the normal "this is not a definitive list." The list is based on a theme, to recreate the pride flag with covers of horror books by marginalized authors.  I do not have the graphics skills required to actually put said covers into the flag, so you get them like this.  Also, not all of the books on this list are LGTBQIA2S+, but the titles in bold have queer representation of some kind, be it author or characters, etc. Any mistakes are unintentional and mine (Teresa) alone. That being said, let's celebrate LGTBQIA2S+ voices year round. 

Let us know in the comments who you're reading to celebrate Pride this year! 

white book covers


These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
Awake in the Night by Shauna Mc Eleney
The Devil’s Shallows by Debra Castaneda
Real Bad Things by Kelly J Ford
Priory by Becky Wright
Catmint’s Moth by Laura Jean Mason
The Drift by C.J. Tudor
The Black Guy Dies First by Robin R. Means Coleman and Mark H. Harris
The Insatiable Hunger of Trees by Samantha Eaton

pink book covers


Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey
Transmuted by Eve Harms
Heart Haunt Havoc by Freydis Moon (audiobook by Rain Corbyn, AKA Richard Pendragon)
And Then I Woke Up by Malcom Devlin
Stories of the Eye edited by Joe Koch and Sam Richard
The Merry Dredgers by Jeremy C Shipp
Be Very Afraid of Kanako Inuki! By Kanako Inuki
Maeve Fly by CJ Leede
Queen of Teeth by Hailey Piper

baby blue book covers


Loudest When Startled by Luna Rey Hall
The Lamb will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy
This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham
The Merry Spinster by Daniel M Lavery
The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton
The Reyes Incident by Briana Morgan
Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel
Cutting Your Teeth by Caylan Macrae (audiobook by Rain Corbyn, AKA Richard Pendragon)
Cherish Farrah by Bethany C Morrow 

brown book covers


The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
Piñata by Leopoldo Gout
Black Tide by KC Jones
The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown
Shutter by Ramona Emerson
Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke
Beside Myself by Ashley Marie Farmer
We Are Here to Hurt Each Other by Paula D. Ashe
Below by Laurel Hightower

black book covers


All Men Are Trash by Gina Ranalli
A Blackness Absolute by Caitlin Marceau
Inheriting Her Ghosts by S. H. Cooper
Exit Ghost by Jen R Donahue
A Press of Feathers by TC Parker
Spirit Houses by Die Booth
Our Own Unique Affliction by Scott J. Moses
Feed Them Silence by Lee Mandelo
Stradivarius by Rae Knowles

red book covers


Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
What Happened Was Impossible by E.F. Schraeder
The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi DeMeester
Red X by David Demchuk
Sleep Alone by JAW McCarthy
You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron

orange book covers


Halloween Fiend by CV Hunt
Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield
The Thick and the Lean by Chana Porter
Shoemaker’s Magician by Cynthia Pelayo
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
On Stolen Land by Stephanie Rabig
Watch the Whole Goddamned Thing Burn by Doungjai Gam
Food Fright by Nico Bell
The Women of Weird Tales 

yellow book covers


Hide by Kirsten White
Wingspan of Severed Hands by Joe Koch
Waiting for God by Vi Khi Nao
Split Scream Vol 2 by M. Lopes Da Silva and Cynthia Gómez
Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-Nan
The Wild Fall by Katherine Silva
Out of Atzlan by V. Castro
How Lovely to be a Woman by Tiffany Michelle Brown
Monstersona by Chloe Spencer

green book covers


Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright
Graveyard of Lost Children by Katrina Monroe
The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglas
Infested by Angel Luis Colón
A Hawk in the Woods by Carrie Laben
Jawbone by Mónica Ojeda, translated by Sarah Booker
Green Fuse Burning by Tiffany Morris
Waif by Samantha Kolesnik
A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher

blue book covers


The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
The Girl from Rawblood by Catriona Ward
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejide
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Exquisite Corpse by Billy Martin
Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez, translated by Megan McDowell
Dismal Dreams by Red Lagoe

violet book covers


Lute by Jennifer Marie Thorne
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson
A Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney
Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated by Anton Hur
Queer Little Nightmares edited by David Ly
(UN)Bury Your Gays by Clinton W Waters
Diet Riot edited by Nico Bell and Sonora Taylor
Bound in Flesh edited by Lor Gislason

rainbow book covers


Hot Pink Satanism by Damien Casey and Kyra R. Torres
It came from the Closet edited by Joe Vallese
Unspeakable: A Queer Gothic Anthology edited by Celine Frohn
Queer Screams by Abigail Waldron
& This is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda
The Nuckelavee by Mike McClelland
Hysteria: Lolly & Lady Vanity by Ali Seay
The Horror Collection: LGBTQIA+ Edition edited by Kevin J. Kennedy
Deep by Aquino Loayza (audiobook by Rain Corbyn)

Teresa creates the Shelf Edition posts, creates bookish lists and is a contributing reviewer at Horror Spotlight. You can find Teresa on Goodreads, and on Twitter.

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