10 Female Horror Novelists You Definitely Need To Be Reading

It seems that recently women writers who tackle terror, violence and gore are pushing further into mainstream literary discussions. Check out these 10 female horror novelists you definitely need to be reading — because Stephen King isn't the only…
By Maddy Foley

This Riveting New Book Is About The Arson That Nearly Destroyed The Los Angeles Public Library

It might seem odd to begin a story about loving books from a place of burning books, a story of loving libraries from a library engulfed in flames — but that’s exactly what journalist and author Susan Orlean has done in her most recent title, The…
By E. Ce Miller

The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black

'Tis the season for celebrating decorative gourds, sugar, changing seasons, and, of course, monsters. Wear all the punny Halloween costumes you like, but at the end of the day, Halloween is all about turning the ordinary into the monstrous. And many…
By Charlotte Ahlin

'The Cry' Just Took A Super Dark Turn & Nobody Saw This One Coming

As the intense BBC drama The Cry continues, viewers are constantly trying to keep up with the many twists and turns of the story so far, and this week was certainly no different. After the first two episodes focused heavily on the disappearance of…
By Sam Ramsden

11 Quotes About New Relationships That Are Guaranteed To Give You Butterflies

Has your summer fling turned into a winter cling? Are you starting to get comfortable and cozy with that person you've been crushing on? New relationships are exciting, but stressful, and it can be hard not to get completely caught up in the anxiety…
By Melissa Ragsdale

14 Books By Female Nobel Laureates In Literature That Belong On Your Reading List

Since 1901, there have been 114 writers honored with the Nobel Prize in literature, but only 14 of those laureates have been women. To celebrate their legacy, and to highlight the blatant gender imbalance among the literary winners, here are 14…
By Kristian Wilson

Fans Of Paul Tremblay’s Horror Novels Will LOVE This Shirley Jackson Novel

If there's one contemporary horror writer poised to become the genre's next heavyweight, it's The Cabin at the End of the World author Paul Tremblay, whose breakout novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, bears a striking resemblance to a famous horror…
By Kristian Wilson

The True Story Of How 'Goosebumps' Was Created, According To R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine doesn't believe in ghosts. Or vampires, sasquatches, wise-cracking demonic ventriloquist's dummies, or any of the other supernatural creatures who've crept through the pages of his mega-bestselling children's horror series, Goosebumps.…
By Gabrielle Moss

13 Witchy Books To Read With Your Coven This Fall

It should surprise no one that we're in a modern day renaissance of witchcraft. The witch, historically, has been the "monster" that represents all of society's fears about women: what if they grow too powerful? What if they don't care about getting…
By Charlotte Ahlin

The Book Version Of 'The Cry' Hints There's A Huge Twist In Store For Alistair

The suspense in the latest episode of BBC Sunday night drama The Cry went up a notch last week when viewers further delved into the mystery surrounding baby Noah, and the circumstances which surround his supposed abduction. After a shock discovery,…
By Sam Ramsden

11 YA Books Like 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' To Read If You Need More Teen Witch Vibes

The creators of CW's Riverdale are taking their creepy comic book reimaginings to Netflix with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which will be available to stream on Oct. 26. And fans of the beloved '90s series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, beware:…
By Kerri Jarema

Why Ira Levin's Horror Novels Are Still So Terrifying

You probably have some idea what Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and Sliver are about. All three books helped popularize the sub-genre of feminist horror. All three books were adapted into films. And all three books were written by a man: Ira…
By Meredith Craig de Pietro

J.K Rowling Explained Her Quidditch Scoring System & You'll Think About The Game In A New Way

Not only is J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series one of the most enduring literary creations of all time, but many aspects of her world-building have become ubiquitous pop culture references, too. You'd be hard-pressed to find a reader of the series…
By Kerri Jarema

The New Movie 'Beautiful Boy' Is Actually Based On TWO Different Books

You are probably already hearing the buzz about the movie Beautiful Boy, the heart-wrenching true story of a family coping with their teenage son's addiction and recovery. Beautiful Boy is based on a book — two books, actually. The first, Beautiful…
By Melissa Ragsdale

The 2018 MacArthur Fellows Who Won This Year's 'Genius Grant' Include 3 Women Writers

The MacArthur Fellows Program has become pretty legendary since it was first awarded in 1981, and for good reason. The grant has become synonymous with excellence thanks to its rigorous selection process and commitment to awarding those who show not…
By Kerri Jarema

The Book That Inspired Netflix's 'The Haunting Of Hill House' Is SUPER Creepy

On Oct. 12, Netflix will release a TV series inspired by Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, one of the most beloved horror novels of the 20th century. But if you haven't read the classic book, you probably won't realize that…
By Cristina Arreola

10 Books For International Day Of The Girl, Because A Strong Female Protagonist Never Goes Amiss

It would be tempting to suggest that International Day of the Girl is more important than ever this year. Over the last few weeks, the fight for women to be believed, to receive the respect, safety, and opportunities they deserve, at work and at…
By Charlotte Owen

'The Haunting Of Hill House' Was Apparently Inspired By These 6 Spooky Real-Life Places

Netflix's series adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House will premiere on the streaming service on Oct. 12, and horror fans can't wait to check it out. Before you watch, put on your paranormal investigator togs and take a look at…
By Kristian Wilson

Ms. Frizzle & 12 Other Beloved Books Characters Who Were DEFINITELY Witches

Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia don't have a monopoly on witchy characters, y'all. There are plenty of book characters who are definitely witches, but who only show it in their own, secret, special ways. I've picked out 13 witches hiding…
By Kristian Wilson

'Riverdale' Fans Are Going To Love These 13 Chilling YA Books

Before the Riverdale TV show premiered on The CW back in Jan. 2017, I assumed that the show would be an updated take on the wholesome, classic, earnest Archie comics series that began in 1939. Let's just say: I was very, very wrong about that. See,…
By Kerri Jarema