Organizing the Reviews

Organizing the Reviews


I am not normally an organized person, however I believe books can be “easily” (ha, not really) organized.

I have decided to categories my reviews based on the main genre of a book. Now, books have many genres. There are main genres, there are sub-genres and books can fit into a multitude of genres (or categories, if you will). I have chosen ten main genres, and may add more if needed, to categories my books. Here are my genres I have chosen and their definitions.

**A word of warning: Beware of your “genre comfort zone.” When reading books, please don’t be scared to step out of your “genre comfort zone.” I have organized my reviews based on genres to make it easier for you to find new book recommendations, but I warn you against getting “stuck” in one genre. Take risks. Try new things. If you don’t like it, abandon it. At least you tried. You’ll never know otherwise. *steps off soap box*

Genres (in no particular order):

  • Nonfiction: Nonfiction genre is a general genre that includes informational texts that are written about an actual, real-life subject. These books can offer opinions on facts and includes biographies and narrative non fiction.
  • Fiction: Fiction genre is a general genre that includes short stories and novels with imaginary characters and settings.
    • Classic: Classic genre includes books written in the past and have stood the tests of time. These stories usually appeal to a wide-range of readers.
    • Dystopian: Dystopian genre includes books that explore social and political structures in a less than ideal world. Usually, this world is characterized by poverty or oppression. These books are sometimes seen in the science fiction genre as well.
    • Fantasy: Fantasy genre includes books with strange or out-of-this-world characters or settings. These books sometimes incorporate magic and mythical characters.
    • Folk Literature: Folk Literature covers a wide-range of books-including mythology, fairy tales, folktales, fables, tall tales, and legends. These books usually have a strong moral, were passed down by word of mouth,and have extraordinary plots and characters.
    • Historical Fiction: Historical fiction genre includes book with fictional characters in a historical setting. These books usually take place during a war or great event in history and has real places and events, but with fictional characters.
    • Humor: Humor genre includes books written with the main purpose of entertainment.
    • Poetry: Poetry includes stories written in verse and is characterized by the use of rhythm, tone, mood, emotion, imagery, and figurative language. These stories can be rhyming or unrhyming.
    • Realistic Fiction: Realistic Fiction genre is a story that could actually happen in real life.
    • Science Fiction: Science Fiction genre is based on either actual or imagined science. These stories are usually set in the future or on other planets.

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