Realistic Fiction by Trope/Setting/Subgenre/Theme

Academia

AIDS Crisis

Body Image

Breakups

Childhood Trauma

Coming of Age

Conversion Therapy

Crime Fiction (Standalones)

Crime Fiction (Series)

Female MCs

Male MCs

Espionage/Spy Fiction

Faith and Religion

Found Family

Grieving/Mourning

Hollywood

  • I Kissed a Girl by Jennet Alexander
  • How to Be a Normal Person by TJ Klune
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Guncle by Steven Rowley
  • Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

Immigration

Intergenerational Explorations

Love Affairs

Matrimony

Mental Health and Illness

Mysteries

Cozy

Literary

Murder

Political

Noir Thrillers

Open Relationships

  • *Seeing Strangers by Sebastian Plata

Parenting/Guardianship

  • With Teeth by Kristen Arnett
  • The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Politics

  • Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony
  • Evan Reed Mysteries by Ann McMan
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Psychological Thrillers

Road Trip/Travel

Rural

Sex Work

  • On Home by Becca Spence Dobias
  • Cam Girl by Elliot Wake w/a Leah Raeder
  • City of Night by John Rechy
  • Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon
  • Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Sexual Awakening

Sexual Assault/Violence

  • They Never Learn by Layne Fargo
  • Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

Social Media and Technology

Socioeconomic Identity

  • The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Varela

Suburbia

  • The Town of Babylon by Alejandro Varela

Theatre

Thrillers/Suspense

Toxic Relationships

Wartime

Western

  • *Red by Claudia Cravens

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