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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Horror Book Club at the Library

Valentine’s Day will once again be marked with romance and chocolate—but this year also with a Gothic horror novel, if you join the New Braunfels Public Library’s new Horror Book Group.

“We are thrilled about this new book group, which showcases the horror genre in all its ‘gory’,” said Digital Services Librarian Miranda Robbins, who is spearheading the group. “Whether they’re horror-novel buffs or just like reading in the dark, hearing things go bump in the night and discussing scary stories, I hope patrons are ready to join us in reading these terrifying, thrilling and spine-chilling books.”

The Horror Book Group is scheduled for the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning on February 14th. The group will meet in the conference room in the library, located at 700 E. Common Street.

The group’s first read is “The Silent Companions,” by Laura Purcell. Library patrons — adults and teens are welcome — interested in joining should call Robbins at 830-221-4320 to discuss how to get a copy of the book.

The complete 2019 book schedule is:

February: “The Silent Companions,” by Laura Purcell

March: “The Winter People,” by Jennifer McMahon

April: “Her Body and Other Parties,” by Carmen Maria Machado

May: “The Ballad of Black Tom,” by Victor LaVelle

June: “Gerald’s Game,” by Stephen King

July: “House Next Door,” by Anne Rivers Siddon

August: “The Orange Eats Creeps” by Grace Krilanovich

September: “Universal Harvester,” by John Darnielle

October: “Final Girls,” by Riley Sager

November: “Off Season,” by Jack Ketchum

December: “White is for Witching,” by Helen Oyeyemi

This program is free and open to the public.

Many library programs, including the Horror Book Group, are made possible with the support of the Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library.

For more information about the Horror Book Group, the library’s Mystery Book Group and Fiction Book Group or other programs, contact the New Braunfels Public Library at 830-221-4300 or visit

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