5 Genres of Books That You’ll Love But May Not Have Thought About Before

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Whether you’re a huge fan of books and you never go anywhere without one, or you’re trying to form the very beneficial habit of reading, but you don’t know where to start, singling out a specific genre to read can be a wonderful experience.

However, with so many genres out there to choose from, it can be hard to know where to begin, and it can be easy to fall into a kind of ‘reading comfort zone’. With this in mind, if you’re looking to branch into something more exciting, or you’re willing to try something new, here are five genres you’ll love, but you may not have thought of!

5 Genres of Books That You'll Love But May Not Have Thought About Before

1 – Romance Books

There’s nothing more uplifting and nail-biting than a realistic love story that really touches your heart. While some people adore the soppy boy-meets-girl kind of romance books, there’s no denying there’s something out there for everybody.

2 – Books from Different Cultures

Okay, I hold my hands up to that this isn’t really a genre in itself but reading books from other cultures and other countries can be a great way to expand your reading comfort zone. For example, if you live in the US or Europe, try reading a translated classic novel from Japanese or Chinese culture.

You could be pleasantly surprised by what you find, and you may even find some new life-long favourites. With many countries and periods of time to choose from, there’s the endless choice to be found here!

3 – Science Books

There’s no better feeling than committing some time to learn more about the world in which we live. Science books may sound boring at first, but what could be more interesting than learning about how nature works or exploring the stars and galaxies of our universe?

If there’s anything in the world you want to know, you can bet there’s a book out there for you to learn from. If you feel spoilt for choice, here’s an awesome science books guide to get you started!

4 – Science Fiction

Not to be confused with the science books above, sci-fi is a type of genre that takes elements of technology, usually set in the future, and creates entire worlds with it. These kinds of stories aren’t just limited to nerds and geeks, however.

Within sci-fi novels, there’s a range of other crossover genres, so whether you like crime, thriller, romance or any kind of book, try a different approach by indulging yourself within a science fiction world filled with endless possibilities.

5 – Self-Help Books

Have you ever been concerned about an area of your life you’d like to improve on? Perhaps you lack the motivation to live your dream? Maybe you suffer from some kind of mental health issue you’d like to address, or maybe there’s just an area of your life you’d like to get better.

Self-help books are the way forward. Reading these books can help you understand life and our personal existence from someone else’s perspective which can open our minds to new and potentially life-changing opportunities.


As you can see, there are plenty of different genres to explore, and even more undiscovered ones we haven’t included on our list. All you need to do is get out there and try something different. You never know what you’re going to fall in love with next!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this post on genres of books to try out.

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One thought on “5 Genres of Books That You’ll Love But May Not Have Thought About Before

  1. My mission this year is to expand my reading – so far it’s proving very successful – still love my psychological thrillers

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