Fiction books in the library are organized by the following genres:


Action Adventure—Physical Action and Violence—Quest or Military-style mission—
James Bond, Robert Ludlum—Bourne Series, Tom Clancy

Crime/Detective/Mystery—committing and solving crimes
Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, James Patterson

Suspense Thriller—audience is waiting for something significant to happen; reader experiences a thrill by identifying with the hero and the danger he faces
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Chuck Palahniuk, RL Stine

Romance—love and a happy ending
Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel

Science Fiction—future science and technology
Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael Crichton, William Gibson, George Lucas, George Orwell, Mary Shelley, Kurt Vonnegut, HG Wells

Fantasy—take place in an invented world, mythical—Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Vampire,
Madeleine L’Engle, CS Lewis, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Christopher Paolini, Anne Rice

Western—American West of the 19th Century
Louis L’Amour, Zane Grey

Classics—works that claim literary merit; classics
Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, F Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, William Faulkner, Jack London, Herman Melville, Henry James, Leo Tolstoy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adult Literacy—works that make the best seller lists
variety of authors who may only make it to the lists once in a lifetime, Nicholas Sparks, Alice Sebold, Jodi Picoult, Linda Olsson, Madeleine Wickham, Janelle Brown, Mitch Albom, Emily Giffin, Sue Monk Kidd, Chuck Palahniuk

Young Adult Fiction—coming of age, dating, fitting in, friendships, sexuality, drugs, self esteem, school, relationships with parents and siblings
Laurie Halse Anderson, Judy Blume, Anne Brashares, Meg Cabott, Robert Cormier, Paula Danziger, Lois Duncan, SE Hinton, Ellen Hopkins, Khaled Hosseini, Lurlene McDaniel, Garth Nix, Joan Lowery Nixon, Gary Paulsen, Richard Peck, Christopher Pike, Phillip Pullman, Anne Rinaldi, Markus Zasuk, Paul Zindel

Historical Fiction—a story that takes place during a notable time in history
Beverly Lewis, Colleen McCullough, David McCullough, James Michener, Mark Twain, Khaled Hosseini

Chick Lit—mainly dealing with love and romance designed to appeal to a largely female target audience
Nicholas Sparks