Book Categories

Hi there! Welcome to our books blog. Happy to have you on board. Well, I will share with you more about various book categories.

Do you love books? Well, in this post, I will share with you great insights on the various book categories available in the world.

Which book genres do you love reading? Well, below I expound and detail more on this topic.

I am writing this post as a guide to you so that you are able to identify and chose the right books to read.

Furthermore, here at A Book Idea, you will get to learn more about upcoming books.

Well, books fall into two main categories:


Just to expound a bit, fiction is a form of prose writing whereby the words are imagined.

This could be imagination on events or people and this a very popular book category worldwide.


Non-fiction is quite the opposite. It is writing of factual and informative information.

This category has worldwide popularity as well and many authors have sold millions of their non-fiction books.

Moreover, it is also important to note that we can specify books into two classes namely;

Adult Books

Can be read by adults only_ adult age depends on particular country_ they have age-appropriate notifications on the covers

Kids Books

Can be read by children, pre-teens and teens_they also have age-appropriate notifications on the covers

Under the four headings I have highlighted above, I will tell you more about the subcategories and subgenres.

Before we get there, let me kindly remind you of the book formats available in the world today.

eBooks/softcopy Books

Ebooks or softcopy books have not been in existence for long. But, they have revolutonized reading very much.

This so because they are cheap to produce, easily accessible and cheaper than hardcopy books.

Ebooks are are available in various formats like;

  • Kindle
  • PDF
  • Mobi
  • ZIP
  • DOC

Additionally, you can read eBooks on your phone, Computer, Kobo and Kindle devices.

 Ebooks are accesible in realtime via email, kindle, whatsapp and other digital platforms.

And yes, eBooks are environmental friendly. They have indeed helped save millions of trees that would have been cut down to get printing paper.

Audio Books

As with eBooks, these books are also non contact. You listen to them as a narrator reads them out.

Audio books are a bit expensive but versatile because you can listen to them in your car, home, office and many other places.

Some of the platforms offering audiobooks  are free while others are paid for. And each model has its pros and cons.

The best way to get audio books is to signup to platforms offering them like :

  • Audible
  • Overdrive
  • Scribd
  • Hoopla
  • Audiobooks
  • Spotify

Hard Copy Books

These book categories have existed for many years. A majority of us have utilized them to learn – from an early age.

Hardcopy books are loved by millions “I love the touch and scent of these book” it feels good flipping the pages.

Hardcopy books come in three variations;

  • Pocket Size (small portable size that is good and comes in handy when travelling)
  • Large paper back (bigger than pocket size and great for a home and office library)
  • Hardcover (comes in a hardcover back, has large fonts and is quite heavy. Good for keeps and libraries too. And yes, a bit expensive)

Now that we have covered the above, let us go straight to the two book categories and learn more.

Fiction Books

A widely read book category, fiction books come in various genres as noted below;

  • Thrillers
  • Romance
  • YA
  • Historical
  • Crime
  • Legal
  • Suspense
  • Scifi
  • Christian
  • Horror
  • Paranormal
  • Teen
  • Kids
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery

Non-Fiction Books

Another great category, non-fiction books come in various categories and genres.

They are:

  • Motivational books
  • Inspirational books
  • Selfhelp books
  • Biographies
  • Memoirs
  • Autobiographies
  • Cookbooks
  • Artbooks

Here at Abookidea, we shall endeavour to feed you with comprehensive;

We believe that letting you know about books written by various authors via lists of all their books would be amazing.

Additionally, doing book reviews would also help you in making decisions on books to read.

Kindly see our top lists and reviews below:

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