To be completed 1 year after start date: 11/5/16

1. Adventure is a genre of fiction in which an adventure, an exciting undertaking involving risk and physical danger, forms the main storyline. Read an Adventure Book.

2. Autobiography is an account of a person’s life written by that person. Read an autobiography

3. A classic stands the test of time. The work is usually considered to be a representation of the period in which it was written; and the work merits lasting recognition. Read a book that was written before 1900’s.

4. Crime fiction is the genre of fiction that deals with crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. Read a Crime Book.

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5. A Coming of Age novel usually begins with a young child, who grows up during the course of the events in a novel and learns important lessons about life. Read a coming of age book.

6. Contemporary is a teen category set in a contemporary, realistic setting. It’s often written in the first person point of view, and is marked by the emotional, evocative voice of young adult books. Read a Contemporary Book.

7. Dark fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy which can refer to literary, artistic, and cinematic works that incorporates darker and frightening themes of fantasy. It also often combines fantasy with elements of horror. Read a Dark Fantasy Book.

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8. Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective—either professional or amateur—investigates a crime, often murder. Read a Detective book.

9. Dystopian is a genre of fictional writing used to explore social and political structures in ‘a dark, nightmare world.’ Read a Dystopian book.

10. Fantasy is a fiction genre that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Read a Fantasy Book.

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11. A graphic novel is a book made up of comics content. Read a Graphic Novel.

12. Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself. Read a Historical Fiction Book.

13. Horror is a genre of fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle their readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Read a Horror Book.

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14. LGBT is a collective term which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender sexual and gender identities. A category of fictional LGBT-identified characters. Read a Book with LGBT Representation.

15. Manga are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language. Read a Manga.

16. Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved. Read a Mystery Book.

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17. Paranormal fiction, also called supernatural fiction or speculative fiction, is a specific type of fantasy fiction. Paranormal stories encompass elements of the paranormal, such as ghosts, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, and any sort of magical or otherworldly creatures. Read a Paranormal Book.

18. Poetry is the first major literary genre. All types of poetry share specific characteristics. In fact, poetry is a form of text that follows a meter and rhythm with each lines and syllables. Read a book of Poetry.

19. Realistic fiction creates imaginary characters and situations that depict our world and society. It focuses on themes of growing up and confronting personal and social problems. Read a Realistic Fiction book.

20. Romance Novels place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.” Read a Romance book.

21. Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. Read a Sciene Fiction book.

22. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Read a Steampunk book.