In celebration of Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at the horror fiction that scared some diversity into an otherwise male-dominated genre. Each book on this list is written by a self-identified woman, and each one will challenge the reader in some way. Some common themes among these books are male privilege, gender norms, race, sexuality, and reproductive rights. And they are
horror books, so be aware that there are numerous dark elements which mean these recommendations aren’t for everyone, so please remember to read responsibly: if you are concerned about disturbing or triggering content, check Does the Dog Die
, The StoryGraph
, or consult with a librarian first.