New Addition to Blog! My List of Book Types!

I've often mentally labeled every book I've read into terms that may be vague or self-explanatory. I wanted to add the list to my reviews because I think it's helpful. It's hard to discern if a book is going to be light or deep unless someone tells me (or I begin reading it). So under all my reviews I'll post one of the types. 

These are my opinions, hence the opinionated list. They're not categorized by genre, but rather writing-style and content. There isn't a hierarchy. If I feel a book deserves the Trash label it could very well garner 5 stars. 

updated chart 

Here's a breakdown:
  • Literature:  Literary merit, depth 
  • Flowery: Lots of internal monologue, imagery, and may or may not have heavy themes 
  • Inbetweener: Has some imagery and internal monologue but equaled out with plot
  • Light-Read: Lots of dialogue. Not too many heavy themes. 
  • Trash: Guilty pleasures that have zero literary merit. These can still be amazing books! (Think Fifty Shades of Grey)

Do you type your books? What labels do you give them? Have you read books that are "Trash" and loved them? Sound off below! 


  1. I don't really label my books. XD It's mostly "this sucked" or "wow I loved this".

    However, I do tend to enjoy books with no literary merit from time to time. (*cough* Twilight *cough*) For that, I give them the rating it deserves, or at least my enjoyment level. So yeah, I'm with you on being able to give trash 5 stars.

    I do tend to like more literary YA than chick lit or something of that nature, though.

    1. LOL! Yeah, I liked to label with genre, type, and rating. I'm neurotic like that. Sometimes I just want to read a light book, so I have to go through a bunch of reviews to find one. This just makes it easier for me.

      I hear ya about Twilight! Total guilty pleasure :)

  2. I think that is a really neat idea! I tag by genre, type (fiction or nonfic), and I've done some "content" like vampires or werewolves, but I tend to forget about content.

  3. I like your list! That's a good way to describe it! :)

  4. I feel like Beautiful Disaster would be trash. O_O