List of Book Types or Genres

You probably have your favorite type of book, either fiction or non-fiction; however, you might be interested in knowing about all of the sub-types, or “genres” of books which are available.

 The classic major genres of literature are:
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Mythology
  • Adventure
  • Mystery
  • Tragedy
Other major book genres include:
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Action / Adventure
  • Satire
  • Horror
  • Tragic
  • comedy
  • Young adult fiction
  • Action thriller




“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”


The Heaven of Books

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
― Haruki Murakami