What are the Different Types of Books?


Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.


Books are definitely one of the biggest sources of knowledge and intelligence. There are wide varieties of books written by different authors covering different areas. Books can be read out of passion as a hobby, or books can also be read to gain knowledge. In any case, books always serve the same purpose and that is helping in enriching valuable knowledge. If you are a book lover, you must be aware of the fact that there are different categories of books written, and each of these categories again has their sub-types. Apart from that, there might also be some books that might fit in different categories at once.


Fiction and Non-Fiction:
Types of Books

Different Types of Books (Image Source: sxc.hu)

It is best to start categorizing books as fiction and non-fiction. There are again different types of books that fall into these different categories. For instance, a fictional book that involves science with action is generally referred to as sci-fi book or a thriller. Pure fictions are generally those books that are made up, but some of the elements of these books are generally made of truths or real facts, and these elements are elaborated in such a manner, so that a completely new story can be created.


On the other hand, the non-fictional books might be books on social themes, how to books and many more. Often, biographies are also considered to be non-fictional works. There are also some travel books which also falls in this category. Therefore, it is largely up to you to determine the books that you want to read, and on the basis of that you can select from among them.


Some of the Different Genres of Books:

There are again some different genres of books because the fictional and the non-fictional books are divided into different categories. Some of these popular genres include drama, satire, anthology, history, children, travel, guide, poetry, encyclopedia, horrors, thrillers, journals, diaries, cookbooks, prayer books, series and many more to mention.  Among them, the satires and anthologies are considered to be the two most interesting genres. Satires are generally written to make fun of something, but it is again different from humor while on the other hand, the anthologies are generally the compilations of different works. Apart from that, if you want, you can also explore on the different types of books that are available, and you can be assured that learning about these books and their different categories would indeed be a fun-filled and entertaining experience for you.


Books for Children and Adults:

There are some types of books that are written exclusively for children, and these books deeply focus on the young and immature minds of children. Most of these books are written with images, so that it is easier for children to read and understand, and consequently, they can also gain lots of values from it. There are also some books written which contain little or no texts, and these have lots of real stories to tell. Children really love to go through these books, and visualize stories in sequence. Some of these books might also be participation books which might encourage the children to participate in different activities.


On the other hand, there are also different adult books written, because the concepts associated with it are either beyond the understandings of the children or these are restricted for children. These adult books might also be written for different purposes, but as a whole, they largely help in the enrichment of knowledge, experience and values.


Different Categories of Books for Intelligence:

There are some books that can largely enhance the intelligence of the reader of any age group. These types of books are great source of information that can help in improving the capacity of the mind of the reader, which in turn, also helps in the overall improvement of life. These books also help in cultivating wisdom and intelligence and earn good values. Some of these categories of books might include serious fiction, which gives the reader an idea that some fictional books express truth; science books which are not only limited to the text books of science, but something that increase the knowledge and understanding of the natural world; poetry that can also create great imageries in the mind to help in the development of intelligence.


There are some book lovers that want to categorize books in different fields, so that it is easier to select, while there are also some readers that might prefer reading various types of books belonging to different categories. However, it can definitely be said that there are books of all kinds that can certainly satisfy the tastes and preferences of a reader, and give the best of knowledge and information. Thus, if you are really a passionate book lover, you will of course have lots of choices to make when it comes to selecting the best books.

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