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May Reading Schedule

May reading schedule includes: The Elementals by Michael McDowell starting on 5/3, Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss starting on 5/10, Last Days by Brian Evenson starting on 5/17, and Maynard's House by Herman Raucher starting on 5/24.
The Elementals by Michael McDowell starting on 5/3
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss starting on 5/10
Last Days by Brian Evenson starting on 5/17
Maynard’s House by Herman Raucher starting on 5/24

May artwork by P. L. McMillan (shop her merch!)

Recent Reviews

The Worm and His Kings by Hailey Piper

by @Asenath Cosmic horror plays with the horror of the incomprehensible, where knowledge comes with a steep price and powerful entities view humans as ants. Hailey Piper takes cosmic horror’s preoccupation with alienation and insignificance and instead places it firmly within the familiar—homeless populations. This human touch is usually the antithesis of cosmic horror, but… Continue reading The Worm and His Kings by Hailey Piper

The Wych Elm by Tana French

by Christopher O’Halloran (@BurgleInfernal) According to the US 2020 census, 36 million Americans identify their primary ethnicity as Irish—four times the actual population of Ireland. Over 5.6 million people around the world are using the language-learning app Duolingo to learn Irish. No backyard griller is without an apron saying, “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” People love… Continue reading The Wych Elm by Tana French

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

by @Asenath Fairy tales cover diverse ground, from retellings of historical events to cultural in-jokes, but some of the most popular and longest enduring are tales about behavior, especially the behavior of women. Though queer and feminist takes on fairy tales are common today, with reimaginings written by everyone from Helen Oyeyemi to Margaret Atwood,… Continue reading The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter


Recent Blogs

HOWLS From Hell: An Anthology Written For Horror Fans By Horror Fans

“Quality horror by true believers—who can write. What more can you ask for?”~Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Good Indians “A Howling good read! This was an incredibly unique and interesting collection of sixteen short stories from HOWL Society. Not one tale is the same.”~Debra, Goodreads review  “Howls From Hell… Continue reading HOWLS From Hell: An Anthology Written For Horror Fans By Horror Fans

The 2020 HOWLS Awards

by Joseph Andre Thomas (@bunttriple) 2020, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. During a year in which we spent more time at home than ever thought possible, of course all of us looked for an escape: some turned to exercise, others to Netflix, to booze, to self-help books, to morning yoga… Continue reading The 2020 HOWLS Awards


Book Club Nominees

6 Fearsome Folk Horrors

By @ProbableHag, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for May’s “Dancing ‘Round The May Poll” category The Folk Horror Revival & Urban Wyrd Project states that “in a bid to answer ‘What is Folk Horror?’ one may as well attempt to build a box the exact shape of mist; for like the mist, Folk Horror… Continue reading 6 Fearsome Folk Horrors

6 Books to Bring Home to Mom

By @DarkHorseRodeo, curator of HOWLS book club nominees for May’s “Mommie Dearest” category Happy Mother’s Day! A day where we honor the women that brought us into this world.  That raised us and helped mold us into fine upstanding citizens.  A woman whose embrace is a world of safety and comfort.  But what happens when… Continue reading 6 Books to Bring Home to Mom


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