Top Ten Best Book Genres

The Top Ten
1 Fantasy

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

Fantasy is by far the best of all genres. From J.K. 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.

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

2 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 nowhere.

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

3 Horror

It goes so well with themes focusing on murder as well as mystery, but also reality since truth is stranger than fiction.

4 Sci-Fi

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, Ender's Game, and Man in the High Castle, and so much more are all great sci-fi books/series. Case closed.

5 Comedy

This should be #1. Fantasy is overrated.

6 Dystopian

I loved reading The Hunger Games and I love reading about destroyed societies.

It is the best genre. It has The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Giver.

7 Adventure

I really enjoy reading adventure! It's like the one thing that Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus books have that Harry Potter doesn't!

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

8 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 have 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.

9 Romance
10 Action
The Contenders
11 Comic Book
12 Young Adult Fiction
13 Spy
14 Graphic Novel
15 Realistic Fiction

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

16 Drama
17 Psychological Suspense

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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!

18 Coming-Of-Age
19 Historical Fiction
20 Thriller
21 Handbook
22 Motivational
23 Fiction
24 Cyberpunk
25 Narrative Nonfiction
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