No matter what genre you want to read the most, there are more than enough books for everyone. From ancient romance novels to today’s thrillers and fiction – brilliant authors easily manage to capture our attention time and again.

Thousands of these books have stood the test of time and are considered immortal. We did some digging to show you the most common genres and their most popular writers.


Ah, romance. What comes to your mind immediately after you hear this word? Romeo and Juliet, perhaps? Of course!
Let’s name a few writers in this category:

  1. Jane Austen (1775-1817)
  2. Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)
  3. Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)
  4. Nora Roberts (1950- )


Thriller books rank high on almost every reading list, but why? It probably has something to do with the general intent to keep the audience on the “edge of their seats”.
Some writers in this category:

  1. Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
  2. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
  3. Lee Child (1954- )
  4. Stephen King (1947- )


Most fantasy pieces use magic or another supernatural trait as the main plot element. They are often inspired by real-world myth and folklore.
Master writers in this category include:

  1. John R. R.Tolkien (1892 –1973)
  2. Terence Pratchett (1948 –2015)
  3. C.S. Lewis (1898 –1963)
  4. J. K. Rowling (1965- )


Philosophy is closely related to religion, mathematics, natural science, education, and politics. Therefore, most philosophy books contain some, or all of these disciplines.
Here are a few of the best philosophers of all time:

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
  2. Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)
  3. Immanuel Kant (1724- 1804)
  4. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788- 1860)

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