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Genres here are actually meta-subjects, as each book may belong to more than one
genre. For each genre, you can browse list of subjects that it combines, or list of books tagged with it.
Includes books about geographical and scientific discoveries, survival stories, etc.
This section includes books about all kinds of creatures, except for men — mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, extinct species, etc.
This topic covers not only exterior, but also interior of the buildings, and not just regular buildings, but also other installations, like bridges, huts, sheds, bunkers, etc.
Books about all art forms except Music, for which there is a separate category.
Books about certain people that are not biographies; books by certain authors; mythical and fictitious characters usually do not fall into this category.
This is a broad category that includes not only various aspects of human relationships (except for Love and Sexuality, which have their own categories), but also so-called Bildungsromans, behaviorism, etc.
Autobiographies belong here as well.
Books about such Commonwealth states as Canada, India, and Australia. Please note that there is a separate category for the UK.
Letters and everything else that belongs to the epistolary genre.
About craft and hand-crafted things. Books about craftsmen are also marked as books about People.
Books about criminals, crime and punishment.
Mystery and detective stories.
Books about disabilities (including mental), and how people cope with them.
Dramatic and theatrical works.
Books about educational process, schools, universities, students and teachers.
Spies, intelligence and counter-intelligence.
Analytic or interpretive literary compositions.
Books about family life and members: parents and children, wifes and husbands, etc.
Our dictionary defines
Books based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact.
Also includes epic literature and poetry.
This also include books about things that are not exactly
Books about ghosts and apparitions.
For the purpose of this classification, we use broad definition of history, that includes not only world history, but also history of certain things, beliefs, etc.
You may want to search subjects under this genre to find black humor, practical jokes, etc.
Includes descriptions of processes, advertizing, mass production, services, business ethics, trade, etc., as well as books about particular companies.
Books about yuth, girls and boys. These may or may not be books for children — for that, see Young Readers genre.
Languages and language studies, dictionaries, and the like. Mostly (but not just) related to English language.
Books about literature and authors in general; books by authors belonging to a certain country, group, or time period.
Also includes various studies of humans beings and their abilities.
Books about (and/or for) men. For instance, books about Boy Scouts of America belong here.
For other art forms, see section Art.
Mystery stories that are not detectives (for which there is a separate section.
Does not cover Animals, for which there is separate category.
These books are about sea and underwater life, ships (including warships) and sailors, shores and islands.
Books about ethical groups like, say Afro-Americans or American indians, or professional groups — people having a particular occupation (e.g. drivers, or firemen, etc.)
Magazines, newspapers, as well as book about people who work for them.
If in a book
Verses, rhymes, as well as books about poetry.
This is about
Books about traditional religions and their saints, cults, as well as things like astrology and scientology.
Farm life, peasantry, crops, etc.
Books about scientists are also marked with People genre. Please note that things like astrology or creationism belong to the genre of Religion.
Space flights (except for those that actually happened), time travel, robots (except for those that were actually built), aliens, etc.
Books about human sexuality. Includes subjects of homosexuality, sexual crimes, etc.
Books that belong to this genre (which is a
Includes themes tackling various political parties, movements, rituals (e.g. funerals), social problems (like alcoholism or prevention of accidents), litigations, etc.
Here, artefacts include not only various things made by men, but also any substances not found in nature, or found only in quantities incomparable to those in which they are consumed by people — except for what belongs to
Books about town and city life.
Books originally published in languages other than English.
Books about not only travel and transportation, but also about respective vehicles.
Books about the United States of America.
Books about wars, militiry leaders and other servicemen, military hardware.
Books about (and/or for) women. For instance, books about Girl Scouts of the USA belong here. Also conteined in this category are various women studies
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