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03-15-2010, 12:55 PM
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.)

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03-15-2010, 01:30 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, .... )


03-15-2010, 01:39 PM
calvin-c, these links might be of interest to you. Hope they help.

03-15-2010, 04:38 PM
Check our wiki under genre.


03-15-2010, 05:22 PM
Check our wiki under genre.


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.

03-15-2010, 05:28 PM
Check our wiki under genre.


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.)