Book Tags

Book Tags are short attributes that describe the book, the story line and the characters.

They serve two purposes. The first is to speed the process of reviewing a book. Instead of writing the leading male character is a singer in a rock band, you just checkmark the attributes – Singer, and Rock Star Romance.

The second purpose is to allow readers to find the perfect book. You can search for books that correspond to one or more book tags, and find exactly what you want to read.

There are currently more than 200 book tags. As much as I’d love to include every possible book attribute, this will complicate and slow down the tagging process. As a rule of thumb, book tags include qualities that readers are most likely to search for. If we take his or her profession as an example, I know it could be interesting to find books featuring a restaurant owner, but if we include every possible profession, the list of attributes will be too long.

 

Here is a snapshot of the current available book tags. You’re welcome to leave a comment if there’s something unclear or missing. Don’t forget to check out the list of tags added in the past few months.

Enjoy!

FYI, Book tags were originally called book categories, so you may see this term used in older references.

 

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Recently added (May 2016)

The End: Short Stories

Romantic Theme: Ghost Romance, Shifters Romance

Heat Factors:

M / M / F is now MFM,
M / F / F is now FMF,
Also added : FFM, MMF, Menage

Story Ingredients : Time Travelling, Arranged Marriage, Political Intrigue, Steampunk

He is: Intellectual, Aristocrat, Warrior, Knight

His profession: Soccer Player

She is: Aristocrat, Warrior

Recently added (June 2016)

Romantic Theme: Chance Encounters

Her profession : Singer, Guitarist, Drummer

His profession: Race Car Driver -> Race Driver

Recently added (July 2016)

Romantic Theme: Polyamorous Romance, Pure Sexcapades

Recently added (July 2016)

Romantic Theme: Mafia Romance

Model Figure -> Slim Figure

29 comments

  1. Tracie said on August 25, 2016 Reply
    Can you add suspense to the genre list? :)
    1. Sofia said on August 25, 2016 Reply
      Hi @tpodger, You can select Mystery & Suspense from the Story Ingredients section. I thought it compliments existing genres like contemporary or historical better this way. Sorry if that's confusing...
  2. Elder-Joe said on June 19, 2016 Reply
    Chance Encounters under Theme...
    1. Sofia said on June 22, 2016 Reply
      Done :)
  3. MK Mancos said on May 27, 2016 Reply
    Hey! Forgot to add in my last comment, for his profession (or either of them) special or secret agent. Also, in categories, steampunk. Thanks.
    1. Sofia said on May 27, 2016 Reply
      Hi, thanks for making these suggestions, I have a couple of questions so I'm moving this discussion to the activity section...
  4. MK Mancos said on May 27, 2016 Reply
    Please add shifter romance, political intrigue, thanks.
    1. Sofia said on May 27, 2016 Reply
      Hi, Done :)
  5. V.A. Dold said on May 27, 2016 Reply
    Good morning, Please Add: Voice & Narration - Duo POV Romantic theme - Fated True Mate's His profession - Corporate Executive, Rancher, Head of Security, Marine, Charity CEO Her profession - Self employed, Event planner, Veterinarian, Bounty Hunter, Bar Owner, Cop
    1. Sofia said on May 27, 2016 Reply
      Hi, Thanks for making these suggestions! You specify duo narration by selecting both His POV and Her POV. I have a couple of questions about the other categories you suggested, taking this to the discussion area...
  6. AJ Norris said on May 23, 2016 Reply
    Could you add romantic suspense as a genre?
    1. Sofia said on May 23, 2016 Reply
      Hi, there's a "Mystery & Suspense" story ingredient. Thanks!
  7. CA Worden said on May 16, 2016 Reply
    Hello, for Regency romances, could you add "Aristocrat" as a profession for men and women? This is great!
    1. Sofia said on May 16, 2016 Reply
      Hi, I'm glad you like it! I've added Aristocrat (For the man and women characters). Please take under considerations two things: There's also a category "Royals and Aristocrats Romance" which you can use to search for books, and that books entries which were already entered will need to be fixed to include this new category (BTW, If you find a book entry that needs to be fixed, you can comment that in the book entry). Thanks!
  8. Holly said on May 11, 2016 Reply
    Can you add Arranged Marriage? Thank you!
    1. Sofia said on May 11, 2016 Reply
      Done :)
  9. Loni Lynne said on May 10, 2016 Reply
    Ghost Romance
    1. Sofia said on May 10, 2016 Reply
      Done :)
  10. kissAnne said on May 6, 2016 Reply
    Opposites attract...
    1. Sofia said on May 10, 2016 Reply
      Hi, already there! It's one of my favorite book "ingredients" :)
  11. Gabi Stevens said on May 4, 2016 Reply
    A time travel category would be nice, as well as a professor/intellectual hero category, and a warrior woman category.
    1. Sofia said on May 5, 2016 Reply
      Hi, thanks for posting these suggestions! I've added a time travelling category to "Story Ingredients" :) About the woman warrior, this applies only to the fantasy genre, right? I'm trying to think of a better way to describe a woman warrior in a book, as it's not a profession, and as a quality it might be confusing. About the Professor/Intellectual, do you think it's something people will search for in books? (seems a bit unsexy to me), note there's a Teacher-Student Romance category, is that what you had in mind?
  12. buffee said on May 4, 2016 Reply
    Can you add OLDER WOMAN/YOUNGER MAN
    1. Sofia said on May 4, 2016 Reply
      Hi, thanks for making a suggestion! There's a quality "Older Woman" under "Story Ingredients", have you seen it?
  13. T.J. Michaels said on May 1, 2016 Reply
    Please add Urban Fantasy as a genre. As for POV, I've ready several that have his and her POV, plus the POV of their 'sidekicks' and the villains. Not sure what to call that.
    1. Sofia said on May 1, 2016 Reply
      Hi, thanks! I understand Urban Fantasy is a subgenere to Fantasy? Do you suggest I replace Fantasy genre with it's subgenres? Can we chat on Facebook (I sent you a friend request from Sofia Talley)
  14. kara7964 said on March 22, 2016 Reply
    Bisexual - POV - Alternate
    1. Sofia said on March 22, 2016 Reply
      Thanks for your feedback, I added "Bisexual"! Alternating POVs are specified by marking both His POV and Her POV.

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