Do you love tales of things that go bump in the night? Do you celebrate Halloween all year long? Do you lean in to hear ghost stories and own your own EMF detector? Did you sneak Stephen King books under your covers when you were probably way too young and it may have damaged you a little but in a really good way? Are you currently getting threating letters from your HOA because they don’t agree that your 12-foot-skeleton counts as “year-round seasonal decor”? Do you listen to true crime podcasts for relaxation and have comfort horror movies the same way that other people watch comfort Hallmark movies? Are you thrilled to be living in this golden age of new-wave horror currently being devoured?
If the answer to any of the above is “yes” then you are hereby invited for membership in our newest book club, Nightmares from Nowhere.
As a member you will get a newly released, chilling hardcover horror mailed right to your door (or you can pick it up from Nowhere Bookshop if you’re local), weird emails from me, no reading deadlines or need to leave the house or talk to people, recommendations for other great books and invites to online art happy hours and other perks.
If you like ghosts, curses, smart supernatural tales, psychological thrillers, and uncanny stories to make you learn, think and wonder, then this is your book club. I’ve already picked a few for the year and they are both horror-tinged but also delve into important topics of race, beauty standards, misogyny, power, class and fear…because there is nothing scarier than the monsters we deal with in real life.
Our first book will come to you in February and will be The Spite House by Johnny Compton, which I loved and is getting amazing reviews already. A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief, death and trauma and the depths of a father’s love. Like The Babadook meets A Head Full of Ghosts, set in Texas Hill Country.
“The Spite House is an aching, heartbroken meditation on what haunts us and the sins we inherit from those who came before us.”
—Cassandra Khaw, author of Nothing But Blackened Teeth
And I plan on doing a zoom with Johnny in February so that all the Nightmares from Nowhere members can listen in live as we talk all things spooky.
Intrigued? Click here to become a member and come join us as we hide under the blankets with a flashlight and scare the hell out of each other.
PS. If horror is not your style, check out our other book clubs:
Fantastic Strangelings Book Club – Strange and lovely books for weirdos.
The Happy Endings Book Club – All things romance, y’all.
The Little Bitty Book Club – A gorgeous picture book a month for the sweet littles in your life
PPS. For all those who do love horror…what is your favorite horror tale?