Genres of Books or Types of Books

Genres of Books or Types of Books

Hey! A very bright Good Morning to you all. I was writing a blog on Vincent Van Gogh for today but Abdul Bhai requested me to focus the words on Genres of Books. And once, I also wanted to write on this but delayed it because I thought you all must be aware of this.

So, if you are a reader or developing your interest in reading, it will be useful for you to know that there are various genres of reading. And those who don’t know must be thinking that most of the books are romance based which was also a misconception to me while I was studying in college.                    

First of all, there are two types of books: Fiction Books and Non-Fiction Books

Fiction Books

These books are totally based upon the writer’s imagination but remember those imaginations have also a seed of reality. Means, the stories are imaginative but the incidence or the central idea of the story could be real.

Non- Fiction Books

These include books like Autobiographies, historical books, self-help books, encyclopedia, Books on financial knowledge, sales and marketing methods and there are a lot of to add in it.

Most of the people start reading from Non-Fiction Books. I also started my reading with books like Bhagwat Gita, Autobiography of Gandhiji, Vivekanand teaching, etc, and gradually started picking up fiction books too. I like reading stories before I sleep.

Fiction Books

Fiction Books are imaginative stories. They are of following types

  • Romance
  • Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Crime
  • Anthology (Collection of Poems, stories by different writers)
  • Alternate History (Like Books of Amish Tripathi. He has his own history)
  • Paranormal Activities/Horror stories
  • Poetry Books
  • Graphic Books (where things are explained through pictures)
  • Sci-Fi Stories (Science-based stories)
  • Children Books
  •  Collection of short stories
  •  Erotic Books (Sex, and all)

Many people find these books useless, but these books will help you with imagination, creativity and of course extend your horizon to think beyond the reality.

Non-Fiction Books

Non-Fictions are full of knowledge, enlightenment, awareness. A lot of people read self-help books when they feel a bit low. I have also read many years ago. I have all the books of Tony Robbins, Bhagwat Gita, Robin Sharma’s books, The secret and all. As a result, I used to feel motivated after reading them for a few days but that does not last long, reality will hit you sooner or later.

Do you know what, the best self-help book for you can only be written by you only and that too consistently. You need to turn pages of that book sometimes to remind yourself that if you won that battle of life, you can easily win this one too. The best self-help book is your own life.

So, various are the names of the Non-Fiction Books. Pick wisely!

  • Architectural Books
  • Historical Books (World history, Indian history)
  • Self-Help Books
  • Mythological Books (I cannot decide their category but felt best to keep it here)
  • Encyclopedia of Science, etc.
  • Autobiographies and Biographies
  • Cooking Books
  • Subject-wise Books like economics, polity, physics, maths, etc)
  • Financial Knowledge Books like Investment methods, stock market, etc.
  • Health/Fitness
  • Religion, Spirituality
  • Travel Books
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Philosophy (Western and Indian Philosophy)
  • Memoir
  • Science and Technology (New Technologies etc)
  • Guide Books (How to get up early, how to less procrastinate etc)

This is all the knowledge I had which I tried to sum up for you. Let me know if I have left anything. I will add to my knowledge. Hope you become a better reader and a better person with time.

Signing off Roger!

Swati Omprakash

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Sachu Kannah
Sachu Kannah
1 year ago

For me too, Positivity and Motivation books were the starters. I read them in more numbers. Then I got introduced with Novels of Science fictions. Again I fell for them for more and more numbers. Now after years of experience in reading books, I can now say that Non Fiction books are life stories, they expand your heart. Fiction books are creative clouds which showers your mind with huge expansion inside.

Swati Omprakash
Swati Omprakash
Reply to  Sachu Kannah
1 year ago

And I learnt alot from you too Kannah. Every time i see you moving forward with life and with twinkle, it encourages me to follow my heart, at least i ll never regret at the end.

Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed(@nadeem-ahmed82)
1 year ago

Awe man…I have never liked fictional books, not because I hate them or anything. I never found a pull towards them for some reason. Believing a book can be useless is a sheer perception, and yes, it can jog your creative aspect of life and imagination. Similarly, self books can transform our lives but not always.
One thing I learnt from you is to read for the love of reading and everything will fall in it’s natural place.

Swati Omprakash
Swati Omprakash
Reply to  Nadeem Ahmed
1 year ago

You comment like William Wordsmith and I cannot find words in it that do not fall into place..:) <3

Abdul Khader Jeelan
Abdul Khader Jeelan
1 year ago

Thank you so much 😄😄😄

Swati Omprakash
Swati Omprakash
Reply to  Abdul Khader Jeelan
1 year ago

It was my own pleasure indeed:)

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