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Genre is the category that a book fits into based on its plot and main themes. While knowing which genres you like helps you to choose books faster, reading widely across genres is a great way to discover unexpected interests.
Family & Relationships
Stories about friends, family, and the complexity of human relationships.
Stories centred around the protagonist's romantic relationship.
Stories about the effect of science and technology on the future or alternate present.
Stories about the actual or imagined past. This often overlaps with Romance and Fantasy.
Stories about seeking the truth behind either a crime or strange happenings.
Stories about overthrowing oppressive systems in a speculative future. This often overlaps with Sci-Fi.
Stories intended to shock, scare, and disgust the reader.
Stories set in a fantastical world with magic, mystical creatures, and quests.
Stories deemed to be essential or of high literary merit, generally commenting on the time in which they were written.
Stories in which animals are either the companion to the main character, or the main character themselves.
Funny stories intended to entertain through humour.
Stories about exploring new places and trying new things.
Stories about real modern-day life and the pressures that come with it. This often overlaps with Romance and Family & Relationships.
Stories set during a real or imagined war. This can overlap with Historical Fiction and Romance.
Stories about paranormal activity, generally including ghosts, werewolves, vampires, or a combination. It often overlaps with horror.
True stories of notable people's lives.
Stories told in images and words, where the pictures are necessary to the story. This can overlap with any other genre.
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