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  • Writer's pictureHannah Zunic

Girlypop Book Recs For All You Horror Girlies

Hello, Book Nerds! Welcome back to Reading Has Ruined My Life or welcome if you are new. As always, my name is Hannah and I am your captain on this journey into my bookcases.

As I said last week, I do not have a new review for you today. Instead, I have five book recs for all you horror girlies. These are very specific reads as I’m giving you my girlypop horror recs. These recommendations are for the girls who are filled with feminine rage, who support women’s rights and women’s wrongs, and worship at the altar of Jennifer’s Body.


So let’s crack in. Let’s get to reason why we’re all here. Let’s get to the books!

Jennifer's Body Hallway Strut.

5. Kicking off this list is none other than Carrie by Stephen King. We gotta give it to the OG. This girl is the definition of feminine rage. I’m not going to tell you the plot of Carrie, you all know it already, it’s simply a disservice to not include our girl on this list; so she’s kicking it off!

Book cover of Carrie by Stephen King.

4. Next up we have Bunny by Mona Awad. Out of all the books on this list, this is probably the closest one to Jennifer’s Body. Bunny follows Samantha Mackey, a scholarship kid who feels like an outsider in the highly selective MFA program she was accepted in. She has one friend who she promptly ditches when the rich girls ask her to join their not so secret society. It’s totally not a cult! They’re just a group of likeminded individuals who summon monsters out in the woods. Honestly, a vibe.

Book cover of Bunny by Mona Awad.

3. Madam by Phoebe Wynne comes in at number three. Is this book a little hard to read? Yes, yes it is. But this book is one you must read twice in a row. Everything that doesn’t make sense on an initial read makes so much sense during a second read through. Both times I read this book it filled me with rage. And there are most certainly women’s rights and wrongs in its pages. I won’t tell you exactly what occurs in this novel but I will say this: there is a girl’s boarding school funded by old money families who believe in some archaic ideals. That’s the Tl;DR of Madam, you should go read it for yourself.

Book cover of Madam by Phoebe Wynne.

2. This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham is next up at number two. This Delicious Death is billed as Jennifer’s Body but gayer, so of course it’s on this list. In this world, some people are cursed, thanks to an ancient virus, to undergo a change. A change where they cannot eat normal food and only want to consume human flesh. Thanks to science, those affected can now consume a synthetic version of human flesh and live quite normally. Our main characters all have this affliction, but they’re doing great as they have that yummy fake meat. Things are fine until they attend a music festival where one of the group goes crazy, kills a guy, and eats him. What follows is a mystery as the group begins to unravel who or what caused their friend's rampage. This book is absolutely feral in the best way possible.

Book cover of This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham.

1. Finally, at number one, we have Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. This book has it all: witchcraft, a murder mystery, necromancy, and zombies. We’re raising the dead and solving some murders. What more do you want? Our main character, Mila, has recently lost her best friend Riley. Riley and two other girls from their school have tragically died and the police think it’s a suicide pact. Everyone believes this except Mila. She does not believe the suicide theory, she believes something more nefarious happened, so she brings the trio back from the dead. Alas, they cannot tell her who killed them, but they now have seven more days of “life” so they band together to solve the case. Like I said, witchcraft, a murder mystery, necromancy, and zombies; what more can you ask for!

Book cover of Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson.

Thus endeth our list! Thank you very much for joining me today. I do so hope you’ve found a great new read. I will be back next week with a new review.


Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and read some good books for me.

Bears waving.
See y'all then, bye!


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