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Books and Reading: Book Groups: Book Genres


REALISTIC FICTION have settings and characters that reflect the "real world" as we know and experience it.  May also include stories invented by the authors.

  • Adventure
  • Contemporary issues (including urban fiction)
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Survival
  • Suspense

FANTASY FICTION includes the following categories:

  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Modern folktales and legends
  • Science Fiction

NONFICTION includes books of facts and information.  

  • Art and architecture
  • Autobiography and memoir
  • Health and sexuality
  • History
  • Science and technology
  • Self-Improvement