Which Book Genres are the Most Popular in 2021 and Why?

Most-Read Genres of 2021

When it comes to books—there are a lot of genres out there to read from. There are romance books, thrillers and mystery stories, science fiction, poetry books and many more. Different people like different kinds of books to read and would almost involuntarily reach that aisle of a bookstore, where they can find books from their favourite genre. The three most popular book genres which people like to read in the UAE are;

  • Romance books
  • Crime and Mystery books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy books

Romance books are the type of fiction books that revolve around feelings of love. A romantic novel is based on the relationship of love between two main characters. It may include many other characters as well who play a positive or negative role in the love story of the main two characters. Although most romance novels are read by women, it is slowly gaining popularity among men as well.

Crime books primarily revolve around criminal acts such as murders or grand thefts. Books included in this genre are mostly murder mystery novels, dark fantasy, and thrillers. They primarily focus on the investigation of a crime, mostly murder.

Lastly, sci-fi books, as is clear from the name, deal with the topics of science and technology. Whereas, the stories in fantasy books are a form of speculative fiction that is inspired by myths of the real world.

To know more about the trending book genres in the year 2021, read this detailed article here. This article gives the readers a forecast of what to read and what to publish in 2021. Reading about the genres in detail may overwhelm you, but worry not. We have gathered 3 books from each genre for you to read, so you can decide which genre best suits your liking.Thus, without further ado, let’s get started.

Romance Books—Our Top 3 Picks:

From The Heights Of Heaven To The Depths Of Despair

From The Heights of Heaven to The Depths of Despair

The first pick from our romance books is this story about a Greek girl named Kacey. She was the kind of girl who wants to live her life to the fullest and enjoy it. She would look at the lives of her Australian friends and co-workers and wish to spend her life like them. But her mother wanted her to get married to a Greek boy soon. This makes her defiant and she leaves her house. She eventually meets and falls in love with an Irish boy, who loves her equally. But their love brings with it many clashes and disputes. Will their love win the tests of life or will they let go of each other? To find out what happens to the love story of Kacey, buy this book here.



Fragrance of September’s

Fragrance of September’s

The next one from the romance books is the story of unrequited love. This book asks the readers to find the answers to all the difficult questions of life and love. Does the love for a particular person makes its way in our hearts as if it was decided in the heavens? Or do we let his love into our hearts on our own? And what happens when we love someone and their love makes the way in our hearts? What happens when their love sweeps over us and engulfs our minds and bodies? Does the heart heal after all the sins we commit? Or does it remain filled with negativity and toxicity till we die? To find out answers to these thought-provoking questions, get the Fragrance of September’s here.



For the Bound Hearts

For the Bound Hearts

This last book we have added to the genre of romance books is not about traditional love, but about self-love. This book talks about the sad moments we all go through in our lives and how we feel once we encounter those feelings. This book is written in a bid to help people overcome the sadness and hardships of their lives. You can get hold of this amazing and inspirational book here.





Crime and Mystery Books—Our Top 3 Picks:

The Guardian

The Guardian

The first one we have picked for you from the crime and mystery books’ genres is The Guardian. This newly released book tells the story of a man and his 7 children. They live in a small and peaceful town. But one fateful day, a fire breaks out and engulfs one of the houses, causing the father of the 7 children to die. His death brings misery and hardships to the lives of these children and also brings along some greedy and selfish relatives. Their main motive is to get hold of the orphans’ money and other properties left behind by their father. But the town’s merchants get together and give refuge to the orphans. They also appoint the chief merchant to become the orphans’ guardian until they reach the age of maturity. Will the orphans and their wealth be kept safe from the clutches of their greedy relatives? To find out more, buy this crime and mystery book here.


A Thug in the Corridors of the Past

A Thug in the Corridors of the Past

This book revolves around the motives and mental traits behind a criminal mind. It talks about how a person starts a crime on a small scale as a small dishonest act. But eventually, one gets used to deceiving people and using unfair means. Before one knows it, one gets so used to doing wrongful deeds that it’s difficult to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. This spreads like poison in one’s heart and eventually results in numbing a person’s morals completely. People seem alive on the outside, breathing, talking and thinking—but on the inside, they feel dead and senseless. To read more of this bone-chilling narrative about crime, get hold of this book here.


Come On, Let’s Chase Him to Tunisia

Come On, Let’s Chase Him to Tunisia

This last crime book on our list is a story of revenge. Salem returns to London, expecting Brigitte to wait for him in their apartment. But she is not there. Upon inquiring, he finds out she was with another man named Peter. He drops her off at Salem’s apartment. When she returns, they argue and in the heat of the moment, Salem punches her in her face. The unexpected blow makes her fall, and the back of her head hits a coffee table that is made of steel. She dies, and Salem flees the country. Salem’s father has ordered him to stay in his country because Interpol had requested the Yemen authorities to hand him over to the British Police. They have refused their request because of his father, who is an influential person. After some time, he is allowed by his father to go to Tunisia. On the other hand, Peter is keeping an eye on Salem’s movements, and when he knows Salem is going to Tunisia, he also plans a trip to Tunisia. He convinces his beautiful and charming sister, Antonia, to accompany him so he can use her beauty to seduce Salem. He, then, would revenge the murder of his lover Brigitte. To find more about this gripping revenge and murder mystery book, buy it here.


Science Fiction and Fantasy Books—Our Top 3 Picks:

Labib and the Freakish

Labib and the Freakish

The first book is an interesting one from the sci-fi books. It takes the readers on a unique journey. This journey is an educational one, that takes us through the human body. The courageous Labib travels inside the human body with his mythical friend named Freakish. Together, they unravel the mysteries of the human body. This story will definitely intrigue the readers and make its place among the good sci-fi novels. Get a copy of this fascinating and unique book here.



The Forbidden Tree

The Forbidden Tree

This book is a fantasy story about deception, the breaking of promises, and manipulation.

Hajar wants to revenge the death of her father, who was killed for the crown and his position. Hajar doesn’t want the crown or other valuable possession. Instead, she wants to avenge the death of her father as it ended her family’s dynasty. Would Hajar and her son be able to succeed? To find out more, buy this book here.




The Flower of January: The myth of Flowers, Stones, and Trees

The Flower of January: The myth of Flowers, Stones, and Tree

The last book on our list is a story about the flower of January. When the breeze of life blew, the flower was motivated to escape, so she ran. During her special journey, she witnessed the beauty of the universe, the days and the nights. You can read this beautiful fantasy story here.





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Five Book Genres to Compliment Your Mood

Five Book Genres

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.

William H. Gass

Believe it or not, books have that amazing aura about them which transcends you to places you’ve never imagined before. It takes you on exhilarating adventures and lets you meet innovative characters full of life. Books have the power to make you cry out of joy, and make you appreciate the little things in life. There are so many moods and emotions you can associate with books. Today, we bring you five book genres for five distinct moods.

  • If you feel like getting lost in your imagination, read these fantasy books.


A Mysterious Marking

Book: A Mysterious Marking
Author: Taiba Albahrani

Amara’s world rattles when she finds out that her brother has been touched by a deadly disease: The Morbus Touch. Amara knows where to find the cure. But her path to finding it is filled with life-threatening obstacles and menacing encounters. Will she succeed in saving her brother? Or will time run out for her brother? Buy this fantasy book now.





Legacy of Foggy Village

Book: The Legacy of Foggy Village
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi

Being the best fighter in the village is Akhiro’s dream. To become the man he always dreamed of, Akhiro has to go through countless challenges of friendship, loyalty and trusting his trainer’s methods. Hiroushi considers Akhiro as his brother. Little does he know his blind trust on Akhiro will come to haunt him.  Get your hands on this fantasy book now.




Searching Adventures

Book: Searching Adventures
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi

Kyle is kidnapped by a mysterious guy and taken to Renion Island. From there, a new adventure begins for Kyle which will alter his life for good. Why was Kyle kidnapped? Will his life get better or spiral downwards? Buy this book here.






  • If you’re feeling poetic and brimming with emotions, read these poetry books


Ahmed’s Dreams

Book: Ahmed’s Dreams
Author: Ahmed Ashujaa

A beautifully written poetry book which promises to grasp the attention of its readers. The intricate poetry highlights feelings of love and trust. Buy this poetry book here.







Book: Why?
Author:  Khaled Hazem Nusseibeh

Written by an author that has acquired the flavours of the East and West. This poetry book revolves around themes of religion, philosophy and, politics. Buy this poetry book now.






On Loss

Book: On Loss: A Daughter’s Journey
Author: Razan H. Abdul Majeed

This poetry book is straight from the heart where readers can connect to it. On Loss: A Daughter’s Journey is an acknowledgement to those that have loved deeply and lost greatly. You wouldn’t want to miss this poetry book.






  • If you’re feeling the love in the air, grab one of these romantic books.


Osaka Sunset

Book: Osaka Sunset
Author: Solomon Li

Thomas is a lost soul and wants to regain his spiritual consciousness. His parents want him to get married soon, but he has other plans. Just before his birthday, Thomas undertakes a personal pilgrimage to Japan to discover what’s missing in his life. Buy a copy of this romantic book here.




Secret Concern

Book: Secret Concern
Author: Ibtesam Hashim Farhan

Roa’a has to fight the inner voice which persuades her to commit suicide. She is placed in a mental institute after suffering a severe type of psychosis and paranoia. Doctor Omar and Doctor Hanan have taken the responsibility to treat her. Will they save Roa’a or will she do what she intends to? Get yourself a copy now.





In Love with Dracula

Book: In Love with Dracula

Author: Nadine Jameel Omar

Two people are brought together by fate. Their love story begins intertwined with good and evil. The pot of buried secrets resurfaces which destines to have severe consequences. This book is a must-read for those looking for an enjoyable romantic read.  Order this romantic book here.




  • If you’re in the mood to relive your childhood, pick a children’s books.


Munir the Millionaire

Book: Munir the Millionaire
Author: Zainab Ali Albahrani

Munir is a bright kid who observes everything around him. A series of events allows him to ponder on the importance of money. From then onwards, Munir begins his search to find astonishing ways to have good money when he grows up. What ideas does Munir have in mind? Get this children’s book now.





The Little Nurse

Book: The Little Nurse
Author: Dr. Reem Bent Nasir Aldosari

While playing outside, Hima injures her knee badly. Her mother consoles her and calls Reem, the nurse next door. Reem cleans Hima’s wound and eases her pain. Hima likes Reem and asks her to tell her more about nursing. Hima gets so inspired by Reem that she wants to be a nurse too. Buy here.


The Strange Ring

Book: The Strange Ring
Author: Ahlam Yahya Jhaaf

This book is an exciting tale about three young friends who find a strange magical ring. The strange ring fulfils the wish of anyone who finds it. The kids wish to explore Arab countries. The kids begin a journey full of adventure and fun. Get a copy of this book here.



  • If you’re craving to solve a mystery, have a look at these mystery books


The Devil Also Knows the Truth

Book: The Devil Also Knows the Truth
Author:  Amro Algendy

What if you woke up and suddenly discovered that the life you just lived was nothing more than an experience? What if you realized that it was one of many experiences you have already gone through? Read this mind-blowing mystery book to find out.





The Royal Falconer

Book: The Royal Falconer
Author: Norbert Van De Hemn

After the death of her husband, Lady Adela, a lady of noble birth is allowed to return home. Her journey back to her hometown is filled with danger and conspiracies. She is arrested and made to stand trial for murder and theft. Her only saving grace is the King’s royal falconer. Can he save Lady Adela before it is too late? Buy the mystery book now.






Book: Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST
Author: Carol Moxham Boot

This is an intriguing story which addresses the real world. This twisted story is about Frances Plum, her grandson Mitchell and Jerry. From bullying to domestic violence, this book will keep its readers on the hook.





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