Champions of the Genre

This is basically an ongoing recommendations page. “Champions of the Genre” are what I call books that I think represent the best of the what a genre can do.

♦ STILL UNDERGOING CONSTRUCTION ♦

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ADULT:

Title

Author  Themes/Subjects Tackled
City of Blades (The Divine Cities 2)  Robert Jackson Bennett Middle-aged WoC|Warfare|PTSD
The Traitor Baru Cormorant  Seth Dickinson Lesbian MC |Imperialism | Economics
 The Realm of the Elderlings series  Robin Hobb Depression|Loneliness | PTSD|Non-Binary character |Gay characters
 The Fifth Season  N.K. Jemisin Oppression|PoC cast|Polyamory
 The Bedlam Stacks  Natasha Pulley
 The Golem and the Jinni  Helen Wecker
 Borderline  Mishell Baker BPD|Bisexual MC|Disabilities

YOUNG ADULT:

Finnickin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
A Monter Calls by Patrick Ness
His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente