Fiction Challenge

In October 2018, I decided to increase the variety of genre fiction that I read (I’m already planning on a lot of books in translation as well as a few of literary awards (Wellcome Book Award, Booker Award, and National Book Award in Translation). Here is a list of genres and subgenres listed in Wikipedia. The genres are in bold. If it’s a series, I have to read the entire series for it to count (for the sake of actually finishing some series).

  • Adventure novel
  • Romance
    • Historical romance – The Witch of Willow Hall, by Hester Fox
    • Contemporary romance
  • Historical fiction
    • Historical Mystery
    • Holocaust Novels
    • Prehistoric fiction
  • Literary fiction
  • Mathematical fiction
  • Metafiction
  • Slave narrative
    • Contemporary slave narrative
    • Neo-slave narrative
  • Occupational Fiction
    • Legal thriller
    • Medical fiction
  • Philosophical fiction
    • Existentialism
    • Absurdism
  • Political fiction
  • Pulp fiction
  • Christian fiction
    • Christian science fiction / fantasy
    • Contemporary Christian fiction
    • Historical Christian Fiction
  • Islamic fiction
  • Jewish fiction
  • Saga
  • Fantasy
    • Epic / high fantasy
    • Prehistoric fantasy
    • Ancient History fantasy
    • Medieval fantasy
    • Low fantasy
    • Urban fantasy
    • Paranormal romance
    • Comic fantasy
    • Contemporary fantasy
    • Dark fantasy
    • Magic realism
    • Retelling myth/fairy tale
    • Paranormal fantasy
    • Superhero fantasy
  • Horror
    • Body horror
    • Gothic fiction – The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks
  • Supernatural / paranormal
    • Cosmic (Lovecraftian)
    • Ghost story
    • Monster literature
    • Vampire fiction
    • Werewolf fiction
    • Occult detective
  • Science fiction
    • Alien invasion
    • Post-apocalyptic – The Passage (series), by Justin Cronin
    • Cyberpunk
    • Biopunk
    • Steampunk
    • Dystopian
    • Hard science fiction
    • Military science fiction
    • Parallel universe, aka alternative universe
    • Alternative history
    • Soft science fiction
    • Space opera
  • Speculative cross-genre fiction
    • Climate fiction (cli-fi)
    • Slipstream
    • Weird fiction
  • Suspense fiction
    • Crime fiction
    • Detective fiction
    • Mystery fiction
  • Thriller
    • Legal thriller
    • Medical thriller
    • Political thriller
    • Spy fiction
    • Psychological thriller
    • Techno-thriller
  • Urban fiction
  • Westerns
  • Women’s fiction
  • LGBT fiction