Book Genres: A Reader’s Guide

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Most people, especially new readers purchase books based on the hype from the media about a book or a catchy book cover without taking an important aspect into cognizance – The Book Genre.

A book genre is a specific type of book distinguished from others by some characteristic or quality. Books can be classified into two broad genres – Fiction and Non-fiction. Non-fiction books contain factual information such as biographies and self help while fiction books contain stories that are made up by the author such as mystery and romance. These two can be further divided into many sub-genres as listed below:

FictionNon-Fiction
Action and adventureArt
Alternate historyAutobiography
AnthologyBiography
Children’sBook review
Comic bookCookbook
CrimeDiary
DramaDictionary
FairytaleEncyclopedia
FantasyGuide
Graphic novelHealth
Historical fictionHistory
HorrorJournal
MysteryMemoir
Picture bookPrayer
PoetryReligion, spirituality, and new age
RomanceTextbook
Satire

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