Top Ten Best Book Genres


The Top Ten

1 Fantasy

Fantasy is by far my favorite, especially Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Honestly surprised this isn't higher on the list. Definitely more popular among younger generations rather than older ones.

Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Magisterium are my reasons for loving this genre. - Skullkid755

I think this should be #1. The Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Heroes of Olympus, Chronicles of Narnia, Howl's Moving Castle, etc. - PeeledBanana

From harry potter to percy jackson, must read!

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2 Murder Mystery

The Pit And The Pendulum, Tales of A Ragged Mountain, The Tell Tale Heart etc

It keeps you glued - zuni

Mystery is great. - KKwing


3 Horror

Goes so well with stuff focusing on murder as well as mystery but also reality since truth is stranger than fiction.

4 Comedy
5 Choose Your Path

I have never heard of this. Is it even a genre?

"Choose your path" is technically a genre. I think it started with the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series, and a few authors must've picked up on that. You can find tons of choose your path books at your local library or bookstores. You may not have seen them if you're an adult because the genre mainly consists of children's books.
I hope this helped

6 Sci-Fi

There's always a promising plot in a good sci-fi book, and a thought-provoking stance in the best ones. - PositronWildhawk

I LOVE murder mystery,I'm not a huge fan of horror, I LOVE fantasy,I don't really like comedy books, I LOVE Choose your own path, but Science Fiction just HAD to be it. Some of the best books EVER are sci-fi. Hunger Games,Divergent,Enders Game,Man in the High Castle,and so much more are all great sci-if books/series. Case closed

7 Spy
8 Action
9 Dystopian

It is the best genre it Has Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Giver

This needs to be higher

Find this genre very interesting! my fave!

10 Psychological Suspense

Please... anyone seeking a really good - no it's insulting to say "good" - let me start again. If anyone is looking for a shocking, totally addictive cat-and-mouse, mind-game psychological suspense thriller, then you MUST check out Behind Closed Doors by the incredibly talented B.A. Paris. I cannot stress enough how clever, addictive and extremely well-written this is. If you love this genre, I promise you will not be disappointed; you may even devour it in a day and then go straight back to the beginning to start reading it all over again. I exaggerate not - it really is that good. A definite must-read. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. Go check it out. Now! - Britgirl

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The Contenders

11 Romance
12 Graphic Novel
13 Thriller
14 Comic Book
15 Narrative Nonfiction
16 Adventure

Adventures are fun to go through, sure it isn't choose your own, but it is fun to be like a sort of 3rd person in the matter.

17 Realistic Fiction

I love this genre because it includes real life dilemmas and detailed character descriptions.

Too bland and limited for my liking.

18 Historical Fiction
19 Handbook
20 Urban Fantasy
21 Erotica

I'm surprised this wasn't added sooner; it has quite a large audience. Although, I don't personally own any or have hardly even read any, I'd rather write erotica than read it. - Britgirl


22 Young Adult Fiction
23 Cyberpunk
24 Steampunk
25 Motivational
26 Coming-Of-Age
27 Fiction
28 Weird West
29 Autobiography
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