I’m guessing your TBR pile is as high as mine; when stacked, it reaches the majestic rings of Saturn. There are just simply way too many kick-ass books out there and not enough space on the calendar. This month, I decided to reorganize my stash and (keeping Women in Horror Month in mind) pushed some must-reads to the top.

If you have read any of these titles, feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think. Also, what the heck are you reading this month??? How are you celebrating Women in Horror Month???


Vicki Beautiful by Somer Canon – I wanted to read this back when Samhain released it last year. Long overdue, this is the month I read Vicki Beautiful. Plus, I’m delighted that Somer Canon is dropping by the blog in early February to talk some horror shop. Keep an eye out for that interview!


Whispers: Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” by Kristin Dearborn – Kristin is another author I’ve heard great things about, but never read. I’ve also been looking to scratch my Lovecraft mythos itch. This looks like the perfect read. 


Chills by Mary Sangiovanni – I loved Mary’s novel Thrall. She’s a phenomenal writer and has a knack for great storytelling. Chills is another novel I planned to read last year, just couldn’t fit it in. And anything labeled “True Detective meets H.P. Lovecraft” has my attention.


The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Okay, not horror. But admit it: the premise is chilling. Mental illness is as terrifying as any monster out there. Can’t wait to dig into this modern classic.


The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (reread) – Shirley Jackson is one of my favorite writers, period. The Lottery is one of my favorite short stories ever written. So atmospheric. Nobody does it better than her.

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