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More horror written by women 👻



I came upon this wonderful thread on twitter:


In autumn I had so much fun reading female horror stories. I guess I might read some more horror in 2020. 😆


I started a list of books recommended in this thread and I thought some of you might be interested in this list as well. Here is the list:


Little Eve by Catriona Ward

The Corset by Laura Purcell

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Jugendbuch/Mystery)*

An Invitation to Darkness by Hailey Piper

Come Closer by Sara Gran (Best horror someone read in 2019)

The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

The Vegetarian by Han Kang (most disturbing book someone read)*

The Uninvited/Yesternight by Cat Winters

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon*

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand

The Last Letter by WB Welch, Tory Hunter

Blood Drops by WB Welch

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

The Three by Sarah Lotz

His Blood by Christine Morgan

Into the Drowning Deep by Christine Morgan

Newsflesh Series by Christine Morgan

Parasitology Trilogy by Christine Morgan

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher (Jumpscare in a book!)

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Songbird's Refrain by Jillian Maria

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich (very creepy)

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

The Bone Witch series by Rin Chupeco

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R Kiernan*

Horror Adjacent by Kelly Link

Mary. The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

Mary. Unleashed by Hillary Monahan

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Jugendbuch/Mystery)*

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson*

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson*

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

The Good House by Tananarive Due (INCREDIBLE)

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan*

The Small Hand by Susan Hill

When Darkness Loves Us by Liz Cratty

A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle

Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist

Missing Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Slither by Valarie Kinney

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Cruel Works of Nature by Gemma Amor

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube

House of Ash by Hope Cook

The Twisted Oney by Ursula Vernon

The Grip of It by Jac Jemsin

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Drug lord vampires in Mexico City - it's so fun!)

The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt (short stories)

The Yellow Tapestry by Charlotte Gilman (short story)*

Baby Teeth by Zoje Strange

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson



Ok, those are more than I thought. How to decide which ones to read first? Maybe those that came with extra commentary. 🤔


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*books I might be able to order in my local library


#books #horror #read #lesen #buecher #buecherliste


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