Genre and Trigger List

When BookRoar started, we only had a dozen or so authors actively looking for books to read and review. It made sense back then to have all our members scan through the Review Pool to see what was available, as it gave everyone an equal opportunity to be selected.

Now, however, our continued growth means people don’t want to scan through every book to find one in a genre they want to read. That’s why we are working on a genre filtering system so our users can define their criteria and have BookRoar only show them books which may be of interest to them.

Here are the proposed list of genres we intend to filter books by. We don’t want to go too narrow into sub-genres, as something which is so niche may be overlooked if someone wasn’t looking at that exact category. We need to get the balance between ‘wide’ and ‘narrow’ just right.

Do you want something added or merged into another genre? Let us know by email or social media and we will look to further define the list.

Genre List.

Action Adventure

Alternate History

Autobiography

Biography

Chick Lit

Children’s

Coming of Age

Cookbook

Crime

Drama

Educational

Epic

Erotica

Fairytale

Fantasy

General Fiction

Gothic

Graphic Novel

Health and Fitness

Historical Fiction

History

Horror

Humor

LGBTQ+

Literary Fiction

Memoir

Music

Mystery

Noir

Non-fiction

Novella

Paranormal

Paranormal Romance

Picture Book

Poetry

Political Thriller

Post-apocalyptic

Philosophy

Religion

Romance

Satire

Science Fiction

Self Help

Short Story

Sports

Suspense

Thriller

Tragedy

Travel

True Crime

War

Western

Young Adult

Zombie

Further to genre, we aim to add a trigger list so you can avoid reading books which contain themes you would prefer to avoid. Here are our proposed triggers. Are we missing any?

*Thanks to those who mentioned ‘Memoir’ to us. Its been added to the list :)

Trigger List

Violence/Gore

Swearing

Sexual Violence

Sex

Rape

Incest

Suicide

Domestic Violence

Child Abuse

Miscarraige

Animal Cruelty

Drugs/Alcohol/Addiction

Homophobia

Racism

Hate Crimes

Child Death

Pedophilia

Self Harm

Slavery

Torture

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