Alright, you’re probably wondering what kind of blog this is?
Well, I decided to write a blog about book categories.
I have just started blogging and I have been coming up with my own classifications that I want to use as I go, with a few that are the most common.
Until I realized, that maybe no one will actually know what I am talking about.
So I decided to do a little research and write a blog about book categories or at least some of the more known ones.
Adventure: A book that is under Adventure is probably a book filled with twists, turns and lots of action. Like for example, The Brotherband Chronicles (The Outcasts) by John A. Flanagan, is filled with action and and adventure.
Drama: A book that belongs to the Drama category is likely to be filled with emotion or excitement.
(Oliver Twist) written by Charles Dickens, is probably a good example of drama, excitement and much more.
Romance: A book with romance always has something to do with love. Essentially, romance is the story of love.
A romance could have mystery or adventure but it usually revolves around love. Like, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
Mystery: Mystery books tend to start with an unusual event, like a car crash or a robbery.
Then the hero of the story has to figure out how it happened, why, and how to fix the problem.
For instance, The Secret of the Old Clock, is the first book in the Nancy Drew series and is full of mystery.
Children literature: Children literature (ie., kid’s books) is literally just that, books for kids.
The age range goes from around five to twelve.
Examples of this would be The Kings’s Equal, Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal, and Lawn Boy.
Fantasy: A fantasy book is a book that has made up things in it, like, unicorns, trolls, and anything else the author can come up with.
An example of this would be C.S. Lewis’s, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Poetry: Poetry is basically a bunch of words put together to either rhyme or to convey emotion of some sort.
Like, The Slave’s Dream by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882. Or Sweet and Low, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892. Both can be found in Classic Poetry An Illustrated Collection.
Science Fiction: Science Fiction is almost like Fantasy but not completely.
Basically, Science fiction books are about things that could possibly happen in a future world or something like that.
Science fiction could be about a time machine, space travel or even some new quirky devise from the future.
An example of this would be, The Homework Machine
Biography: A book that has been put into this category means that it is a book about someone’s life.
But what makes a Biography unique is that it is written by someone else.
Usually the writer knew the person they wrote about, maybe a relative.
Or they simply studied a lot on this person’s particular life.
A book like this would be, Frederick Douglass Abolitionist and Reformer.
Autobiography: An Autobiography is a book on someone’s life written by that person.
Like, A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett.
Religious: A book that is in this category usually means that it has something to do with a belief in some sort of religion.
Or maybe it is a book about spiritual guidance.
Some books like this would be, Quiet Talks on Prayer by S.D. Gordon and The Ultimate Proof of Creation resolving the origins debate by Dr. Jason Lisle.
Young Adult: Books in the Young Adult section are books that have been written for kids in their early to late teens.
Examples of this are, An Angel by Her Side and Anne of Green Gables.
I am going to add one more category, (this one is my own by the way), I think it is at least.
General Book Information: If something is under this category it means it helps someone how to do something or other.
Like, a recipe, or a handbook to do something,(like how to make a fire.