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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathThe Awakening by Kate Chopin
Best Feminist Fiction
94th out of 862 books — 1,815 voters

Wild Seed by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerWho Fears Death by Nnedi OkoraforFledgling by Octavia E. ButlerPatternmaster by Octavia E. Butler
African American Science Fiction
3rd out of 154 books — 97 voters
Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. JemisinWild Seed by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Speculative Fiction by Authors of Color
7th out of 181 books — 112 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothThe Host by Stephenie MeyerThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodUglies by Scott Westerfeld
Best Science Fiction With a Female Protagonist
84th out of 655 books — 1,767 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherThings Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Africa
81st out of 1,051 books — 992 voters

The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Wise Man's Fear by Patrick RothfussMistborn by Brandon SandersonThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchThe Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
New Speculative Fiction Stars
95th out of 747 books — 2,002 voters
Who Fears Death by Nnedi OkoraforThe Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiThe Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinThrone of the Crescent Moon by Saladin AhmedThe Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart
Non-Western Speculative Fiction
1st out of 85 books — 39 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le GuinThe Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le GuinThe Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper
Best Feminist Science Fiction/Fantasy
39th out of 310 books — 243 voters
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyAlanna by Tamora PierceWicked by Gregory MaguireA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleKushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Speculative Fiction that Passes the Bechdel Test
66th out of 367 books — 257 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins1984 by George OrwellThe Giver by Lois LowryDivergent by Veronica RothBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
Best Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
487th out of 2,036 books — 17,780 voters
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsOn Basilisk Station by David WeberA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleGrimspace by Ann AguirreThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Best Sci Fi Books with Female Main Characters
149th out of 577 books — 672 voters

The Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinDawn by Octavia E. ButlerRedemption in Indigo by Karen LordAncient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura SalaamThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Speculative Fiction by Women of Color
8th out of 55 books — 23 voters
Who Fears Death by Nnedi OkoraforThe Golden Age by Michal AjvazHow to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles YuRedemption in Indigo by Karen LordThe Half-Made World by Felix Gilman
Jeff VanderMeer's Top 10 2010 Sci-Fi and Fantasy
1st out of 10 books — 4 voters

Mockingjay by Suzanne CollinsSpirit Bound by Richelle MeadClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareLast Sacrifice by Richelle MeadRoom by Emma Donoghue
Best Books of 2010
242nd out of 1,262 books — 2,364 voters
Cinder by Marissa MeyerStarflower by Anne Elisabeth StenglGolden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth StenglThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. JemisinLilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction
14th out of 303 books — 92 voters

The Color Purple by Alice WalkerTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonThe Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm XBeloved by Toni MorrisonInvisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Best African American Books
182nd out of 547 books — 644 voters
Things Fall Apart by Chinua AchebeThe Gods Are Not to Blame by Ola RotimiHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe Lion and the Jewel by Wole SoyinkaThe Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta
Books Set in Nigeria
29th out of 118 books — 58 voters

Who Fears Death by Nnedi OkoraforThe Icarus Girl by Helen OyeyemiA Killing in the Sun by Dilman DilaKindred by Octavia E. ButlerTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Speculative Fiction by African writers
1st out of 105 books — 4 voters
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonBeloved by Toni MorrisonWhite Teeth by Zadie SmithHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
100 Books by Black Women Everyone Should Read
35th out of 126 books — 38 voters

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanSabriel by Garth NixElla Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Best Heroine in a Fantasy Book
284th out of 1,014 books — 1,384 voters
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan KunderaOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Most Poetic Book Titles
416th out of 918 books — 523 voters

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna ClarkePerfume by Patrick SüskindLittle, Big by John CrowleyThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanThe Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
World Fantasy Award Winners
32nd out of 52 books — 226 voters
Moon Called by Patricia BriggsMistborn by Brandon SandersonKushiel's Dart by Jacqueline CareyMagic Strikes by Ilona AndrewsGraceling by Kristin Cashore
Best Fantasy Books with Strong Women Characters
121st out of 367 books — 219 voters

Kindred by Octavia E. ButlerParable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerDawn by Octavia E. ButlerThe Living Blood by Tananarive DueLilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
Black Speculative Fiction
26th out of 77 books — 46 voters
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Eye of the World by Robert JordanAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
Fantasy Books Written for Adults
166th out of 623 books — 926 voters

The Emperor's Blades by Brian StaveleyAmong Thieves by Douglas HulickThe Crown Tower by Michael J. SullivanJhereg by Steven BrustThe Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham
r/fantasy's Official Underrated and Underread Fantasy
166th out of 325 books — 284 voters
Sky Ghosts by Alexandra EngellmannMistborn by Brandon SandersonSabriel by Garth NixThrough Wolf's Eyes by Jane LindskoldThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Epics/ Fantasy Series/ with Strong Female Characters ONLY
12th out of 129 books — 15 voters

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Wise Women, Witches, Midwives, Healers, and Strong Girls!
237th out of 609 books — 479 voters
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerBeloved by Toni MorrisonA Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine HansberryI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
100 Books by Black Women Everyone Must Read
41st out of 108 books — 39 voters

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