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calvin-c
03-15-2010, 11:55 AM
Does anybody know of a good list of book genres, particularly for fiction? Preferably with definitions, although usually my problem 'identifying' the genre of a book is that the program I use limits a book to one genre. Fortunately it'll let me define my own, so I have things like Western Fiction, Western Mystery, Western Romance, Western War, etc. The problem is consistency-what I need is a comprehensive list I can pick from. (It doesn't really need to be that detailed as, since I'm entering the genre manually, I can pick multiple categories & combine them-as long as I'm consistent about the category names.)

Format C:
03-15-2010, 12:30 PM
Change the software.
Or you'll have a cartesian product with all the genres you read (Western Fantasy Romance Thriller, Western Historical Fiction Action Adventure, .... )

:wink:

ctol
03-15-2010, 12:39 PM
calvin-c, these links might be of interest to you. Hope they help.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/120057/how_to_categorize_your_novel_fiction.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lists_of_books_by_genre_or_type

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Books_by_genre

http://www.wheaton.edu/english/faculty/davis/guidance_for_students/genres.html

http://homeworktips.about.com/od/booksbytopic/a/genres.htm

http://www.gcms.k12.il.us/gcmsel/lynnet/literary_genres.htm

http://www2.bsfcs.org/forums/green/Literature/Genres.htm

DaleDe
03-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Check our wiki under genre.

Dale

CleverClothe
03-15-2010, 04:22 PM
Check our wiki under genre.

Dale

This is a good list, minus "Short Fiction", "Children" and "Young Adult", then add either "Mainstream" or "General".

It kind of depends on how specific you want to get.

calvin-c
03-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Check our wiki under genre.

Dale

Thank you-exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. (And thanks to Clever for the other links-they'll help me refine the list for my own usage.)