Book awards and recommendation lists can be useful tools to find books you might like. Depending on your taste, some lists/awards may be better suited than others. After many years of reading SFF, I’ve discovered a few that are the most likely to lead me to books I will enjoy:
Similarly, recommendation or “best of” lists can be a great resource or not helpful at all. I tend to find most lists of fantasy and science fiction books rather useless but there is a handful that I like and that I’m slowly reading through. Sometimes, I even make my own lists to follow.
100 Must-Read Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
NPR: Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books