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Book Club Reading Lists by Genre

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Genre: Adult Fiction

    •   Novels
    •   Historical Fiction
    •   Adult-YA Crossover
    •   Thrillers
    •   Mysteries
    •   Gothic
    •   Love Stories
    •   Short Stories & Essays
    •   Speculative (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Alt. History)

Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers in Detail (Adult Books)

    •   Legal, Medical & Corporate Thrillers
    •   Spy, Military, Govt & High Tech Thrillers
    •   Psychological Suspense
    •   Ordinary People (Thrillers)
    •   Police & Law Enforcement
    •   Amateur & Private Detectives
    •   Romantic Suspense

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

    •   Biography & Memoir
    •   History, Current Affairs & Science
    •   Travel & Adventure
    •   Advice
    •   True Crime

Genre: Young Adults & Older Children

    •   Young Adults

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