Genres and Subgenres

Many people including me has difficulty with genres and subgenres.  The classifications of books over the years have become more difficult and convoluted.  Here i will try and simplify things for others as much as possible and show which genres are the ones I read and which I don’t as well.  This is going to be fun as there are so many classifications I will also try and do an example of each genre and subgenre

More to come with a lost and brief description of each.

Non-fiction – this is a general catch all for books that are not fictional.  This genre includes multiple sub genres.  Biographies are one such book sub genre that is attached in non fiction . 

Example: shaking hands with the Devil by Romeo dallaire. 

Fiction – the general category thst means made up.  It is not a true story.

Example: to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Those are the two genres but there are many sub genres and some books cross into multiple genres. 

  • Science fiction
  • Satire
  • Drama
  • Action and Adventure
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Self help
  • Health
  • Guide
  • Travel
  • Children’s
  • Religion, Spirituality & New Age
  • Science
  • History
  • Math
  • Anthology
  • Poetry
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Comics
  • Art
  • Cookbooks
  • Diaries
  • Journals
  • Prayer books
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Each of these can have multiple sub sections under them as well.

    For me I tend to read the ones thst are linked to fantasy or to mysteries.

    Fantasy in and of itself is a full genre with multiple aspects thst separate it out into there own areas.