Top Ten Best Book Genres

The Top Ten

Murder Mystery

Rational deduction, well placed clues, red herrings, closed room murders, a small cast of suspects. Plot twist after plot twist! Tailor-made for intelligent readers.
How I wish for the resurgence of classic mysteries instead of getting thrillers and psychological drivel that demand no interaction nor deduction with brainless action, gore and a murderer that appears two pages before the ending because the author pulled him out of his *ss

John Dickson Carr, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Hake Talbot, Christianna Brand, Rex Stout. Fantastic authors all around...this is the best genre, easily!

Mystery and Murder Mysteries are the best.

It keeps you glued


Fantasy is by far the best of all genres. From JK Rowling's Harry Potter to Brandon Mull's Five Kingdoms, this genre has boomed into glory. It will always be the greatest of all genres.

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.

I love fantasy adventure. My favourite series are Warrior Cats and Deltora Quest. They're really interesting.


This should be #1. Fantasy is overrated

I always love a good laugh!


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

Choose Your Path

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

My kind of books.


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

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

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I love science...

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!

Makes you think about everything a little bit more. Provides detailed character backstories and messes with your mind.

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The Contenders


I loved reading the Hunger Games and I love reading about destroyed society.

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!

Comic Book

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.

Narrative Nonfiction
Realistic Fiction

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

Too bland and limited for my liking.

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Graphic Novel
Historical Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Urban Fantasy

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.

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