Biography Autobiography Books Artists, Architects, P.ographers, Business, Composers Musicians, Entertainment Performing Arts, Historical, Literary, . - Here are some of the most common umbrella genres. Action/Adventure stories including epic journeys, lots of conflict, high stakes, some violence. Fantasy stories usually involving magic, other worlds, mythological/mystical figures..I know this may seem ignorant BUT is there a web site that I can go to and type in ale of a book and have it tell me the genre of the book?.Main Genres and Subgenres. Fiction: stories that come from the author 's imagination. Nonfiction: writing that is true or factual. Drama: writing that is meant to be acted on a stage a play . Poetry: writing that is concerned with the beauty of language..