I Can't Wait for... Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

Horror Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week is a haunted house novel that takes us from the well of the literary gothic and into the heart of modern day trans experience....

 Tell Me I’m Worthless
Author: Alison Rumfitt
Publisher: Cipher Press 
Publication Date: October 29, 2021
Genres: Horror

The House spreads. Its arteries run throughout the country. Its lifeblood flows into Westminster, into Scotland Yard, into every village and every city. It flows into you, and into your mother. It keeps you alive. It makes you feel safe. Those same arteries tangle you up and night and make it hard for you to breathe. But come morning, you thank it for what it has done for you, and you sip from its golden cup, and kiss its perfect feet, and you know that all will be right in this godforsaken world as long as it is there to watch over you.

Three years ago, Alice spent one night in an abandoned house with her friends Ila and Hannah. Since then, things have not been going well. Alice is living a haunted existence, selling videos of herself cleaning for money, going to parties she hates, drinking herself to sleep. She hasn’t spoken to Ila since they went into the House. She hasn’t seen Hannah either.

Memories of that night torment her mind and her flesh, but when Ila asks her to return to the House, past the KEEP OUT sign, over the sick earth where teenagers dare each other to venture, she knows she must go.

Together Alice and Ila must face the horrifying occurrences that happened there, must pull themselves apart from the inside out, put their differences aside, and try to rescue Hannah, who the House has chosen to make its own.

Cutting, disruptive, and darkly funny, Tell Me I’m Worthless is a vital work of trans fiction that confronts both supernatural and real-world horrors as it examines the devastating effects of trauma and the way fascism makes us destroy ourselves and each other. 


  1. I love haunted house stories and this sounds very unusual and twisted!

  2. Wow this is so intriguing! I'm personally not super into horror books, but I can appreciate a great cover design, title, and synopsis...even if I have stop there haha. Great pick!

  3. Adding this to my list...you can never have to much horror!

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  4. I can no longer do horror books! I just can't deal, they give me nightmares! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

  5. This sounds super interesting! And dark... of course.

  6. Ooh, intriguing! Sounds really dark!


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