IF Horror Book Club

Intersectional Feminist Horror Book is open to the public!

Feminism is for everyone! We welcome all genders and identities and are
committed to creating a space that stands in defiance of a white supremacist

We will be reading books from the horror genre and happily define horror as
widely as possible.

We meet on the 3rd Sunday afternoon of every month at Footnote. You can find
us on Facebook at IF HORROR BOOK CLUB.

Let’s get SCARY!

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Upcoming Selections:


  • March 12: Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
  • April 16: It Came From The Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror by Joe Vallese, Carmen Maria Machado, Bruce Owens Grim
  • May 21 at 3p - Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth
  • June 11 - Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt
  • July 16th at 3p Experimental Film by Gemma Files
  • August 20 at 3p - Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
  • September 17 at 3p - The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings
  • October 15 at 3p - She is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran
Nothing But Blackened Teeth By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250879516
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Nightfire - August 30th, 2022

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER • A Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Award Finalist! • An Indie Next Pick! • An October LibraryReads Pick! 2022 RUSA Reading List: Horror Winner!

Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.

It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror By Joe Vallese (Editor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contribution by), Bruce Owens Grimm (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Joe Vallese (Editor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contribution by), Bruce Owens Grimm (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781952177798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feminist Press - October 4th, 2022

Through the lens of horror--from Halloween to Hereditary--queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre has also been inadvertently feminist and open to subversive readings.

Motherthing By Ainslie Hogarth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593467022
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Published: Vintage - September 27th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A darkly funny take on mothers and daughters, about a woman who must take drastic measures to save her husband and herself from the vengeful ghost of her mother-in-law.

“A quirky, gruesome, utterly original feminist horror experience.” —The New York Times Book Review

Tell Me I'm Worthless By Alison Rumfitt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250866233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Nightfire - January 17th, 2023

Alison Rumfitt’s Tell Me I’m Worthless is a dark, unflinching haunted house story that confronts both supernatural and real-world horrors through the lens of the modern-day trans experience.

“A triumph of transgressive queer horror.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

Experimental Film By Gemma Files Cover Image
ISBN: 9781504063883
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Open Road Media - October 13th, 2020

The award-winning author of the Hexslinger Series "explores the world of film and horror in a way that will leave you reeling" (Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach Trilogy).

Clown in a Cornfield By Adam Cesare Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062854605
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Published: HarperTeen - December 28th, 2021

Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

In Adam Cesare’s terrifying young adult debut, Quinn Maybrook finds herself caught in a battle between old and new, tradition and progress—that just may cost her life.

The Women Could Fly: A Novel By Megan Giddings Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063116993
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

Reminiscent of the works of Margaret Atwood, Shirley Jackson, and Octavia Butler, a biting social commentary from the acclaimed author of Lakewood that speaks to our times—a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her mysterious mother, set in a world in which witches are real and single women are closely monitored.

She Is a Haunting By Trang Thanh Tran Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547610815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 28th, 2023

Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller!

This house eats and is eaten . . .