Genre Book Club

Genre Book Club FB Event

This book club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm in the Ice Age Trail Room. Each month, readers in this book club will read a book from one of three genres: crime/mystery, horror, or science fiction/fantasy. 

October Book:

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman (Mystery/Crime)

Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high, lonely place—a corpse with a mouth full of sand—abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch leads him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder. – Amazon.com

November Book:

The Green Mile by Stephen King (Horror/Mystery)

Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk “the Green Mile,” the lime-colored linoleum corridor leading to a final meeting with Old Sparky, Cold Mountain’s electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities over the years working the Mile, but he’s never seen anything like John Coffey—a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about John Coffey—a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs…. – Amazon.com

December Book:

Hark! The Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology edited by Christopher Golden (Horror)

That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children--Want and Ignorance--beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts. – Amazon.com

  1. 2022 Books
  2. 2021 Books

January:

Fatherland by Robert Harris (Mystery/Crime)

February:

Kindred by Octavia Butler (Science Fiction)

March:

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Horror)

April:

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (Science Fiction)

May:

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (Mystery/Crime)

June:

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Science Fiction)

July:

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix (Horror)

August:

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (Science Fiction)

September:

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (Mystery/Crime)