Edit: Hello Stalker, I was 14 during the creation of the thread and my views have massively changed and even though I don't care about who I was in the past, the fact that my views were unconsciously homophobic in this thread remains a true fact. If you're worried about me, or just straight up annoyed, I promise you that I've learnt, and I think and feel differently from before. I read about anything, sexuality of characters is not a major factor for me anymore, though I do praise more representation of realistic depictions of gay/lesbian couples who aren't fetishized. 18 TYPES OF NOVELS CAN BE RECOMMENDED! yeet! I just love this forum, I'm getting amazing novels from other people. So I thought I'd ask some of my heartfelt desires without feeling embarrassed! BEFORE THAT: Almost everyone can suggest me SOME novel, except for the weird group. You know who I'm talking about. Ok, now time for the real stuff. Okay here are my absolute NOPES - No harem, just as it is. "If not for him/her, who else could it be" concept is my anthem. (PS 'Harem' can be in this way, like the Seventh Young Lady, surrounded by several males but she will never fall in love with them or any unusual romantic interactions don't really happen) - No misogyny, I'll kill you if you gave me a novel which is like 'Females should not cultivate, stay at home!" Not even if males are treated are like that! (Which will be a rarity.) Or 'Females are worthless, aasdfghjkl' Don't get burnt by my feminist inferno. - No Yuri/ Shoujo-ai I'm not against homosexuality, it's just that the concept is not my thing. Ah, why did I not say Yaoi? Because it's fine. c: [EDIT: I regretted it even at that time, but I didn't think it was a major issue. But just half a year later I knew it was a major issue, but I thought my change does not need to be shown here, but 3 years later, I think it's time. Here are sets which you should tell me / know before recommending 1. - If story is above 100 chapters (preferred) / or not. 2. - BL or not 3. - I'm ok with Shounen and Shoujo and Josei and Seinen equally, so you don't have to really point that out 4. - JP/CN/KR novel, if it's not any of these three, like a Taiwanese novel, you don't need to really need to point that out. I enjoy CN's writing style of MC gaining power, JP os absurdity and KR for being KR 5. Just point DV or DVN (respectively) if there is good character interaction or not. I'm fine with both, but I'd like a warning. Now. Here are some TYPES I might want from you. Type 1: Any Idol/ Showbiz life Novels. (Romance not required) "I'm Really a Superstar" This novel is amazing but I was quite disappointed with only one thing. How only the author can make you disregard other characters quite easily. Spoiler: Click to understand! TBH, the characters who actually felt like coming into my heart were Chen Chen, His parents and Zeqing. So I might like an 'idol-group' story or a story with a lot of actual character interactions. BTW, yes one fine example would be "True Star", yeah you can disregard the characters easily. But an idol-group is not a must. Type 2: Romance Novel with a constant interaction of the couple Other than in BL novels you can't possibly find it easily. On a note, I'm fine with novels where the MC works hard to gain appreciation from the ML/FL or to be strong enough to give comfort to the MC. PS, an AMAZING example would be the novel, "LITTLE GOBLIN: Master don't come here!" Type 3: Romance Novel with break-ups I'd like a break-up couple, not from the beginning pls, I want to see them love each other then break-up. I don't like feelings fading but due to circumstances. But then get-together of course. Also, if there is a person who suggests me a novel like this with hiatus or currently in the break-up and will not recover anytime sooner, ah man, I hate you. I fell into your trap sigh... Type 4: Star-crossed Lovers. Especially for BL, I don't really like "Man we got together!" 5 years later, everyone accepted them! I personally want to read the struggles, the comfort of each other for being ostracized by the society. I like realistic novels on a base, but yes... Type 5: FLOOFY! (A novel which makes me soft) No NTR, but floofy floofy novel please. I like things to be smooth and with a sprinkle of angst! A good example would be, "Just one smile is very alluring) is nice. Ooh, a cute MC or ML can be nice. I might want my heart to occasionally scream - "AEGYO!" "CUTE" "KAWAII" "MENG" Type 6: Keikaku Romance! In one of my previous threads, I've mentioned my love of Plan plan plan and then slowly watch everyone die! But this, I want our MC to carefully make plans to make his love for fall for him/her. I've never found this trope before, I wish someone could get me this urgggggggggh Type 7: Slow power up Yeah surprise! I would like a MC who is not fazed by anything at all and full devotion for the dao. A definite 2000+ plus chapters. RMJI was good, I like MCs who slowly garner power. Type 8: School-life, dumb arse - Popular man! Not a JP novel for this pleaseee, want I want for this like hmm, Reincarnated: Loser to Prince Charming but School-life. But here is another trope immediately to counter for this Type 9: A Jack of All Trades MC Oh man, I love MCs like this! School-life? AMAZING! But I hope there is no harem. It's okay if it's ancient wuxia, I just want them to develop skills. Yeah, no magically I GOT A SKILL trope. But if it's okay like if they had to pay for getting a skill, like in "I'm Really a Superstar" Type 10: Cooking Novel! A good cooking novel, no romance needed, just mouth-watering imagination fuel. Type 11: Leader MC/ML Patriotic student who leads or is with a group. I like charismatic, leader-like MCs. Or the ML/FL should be charismatic and the MC an extremely close follower. But I hate dumb followers like "OMG he said it so we follow it' or "OMG he said it so it won't be true" I like doubt, trust and confidence in a blend. Type 12: Good friends BL trope I'd like them both to be handsome. Here is one imaginary trope - Uke/Shou hides his beauty or something - Nerd x Popular student? - Popular x Popular? An Agreement of Being Gay for 30 Days omg that was soo good, why only 27 ahhhhh - Intelligent ukes, but not dumb semes. Or vice verse. Ah, Waiting For You Online is a good example! Typer 13: Equal couples. Either both are handsome/beautiful or both are average-looking romance novel. Rakudai Kishi is nice, but I don't like the incest jokes and the nude drawings pls. But it was my first anime ever, how would I not love it's novel? ~-~ Type 14: Sci-fi novels I've never found anything so much more interesting I have a lot to rant about this. I'd like these type of novels to mention the type of material used, it's attributes towards equations, like how will they be compatible with actual concept to them. Basically if it's sci-fi I'm ok with info-dumps eg: Forty Milleniums of Cultivation Type 15: Transmigration novel/ Rebirth novel where the MC uses his knowledge From a higher realm to a lower realm or rebirth to 10 years before or so. History's strongest martial brother is a gold mine for me, just the first few chapters got me hooked. Type 16: Hypocrisy? Please don't relate this to the previous Type 15. You see when we see the MC plagiarizing like in I'm Really a Superstar we don't really feel anything but in Quick Transmigrating Second Female Lead’s Counterattack, we see a unique view, the FL views the girl as "someone who stole ancient literature" or I would not like MCs who carry other people's works as their own. I'm tolerant with novels like "I'm really a superstar", so you know what's my level. But lemme get you straight, Zhang Ye respects the people who did the works, so I was quite tolerant. If the MC is blatant like, omg everything is mine since they don't exist, I'll whoop your ass for suggesting me that kind of shitty novel. Type 17: Low-low-low-key MC Literally a background MC, who pretends to be weak but pounces? No, not that simple. This is the keikaku trope I love, scheming to their doom. Pretending he/she is not against them and then back-stabbing them. It's the typical villain behaviour, but I'd like a novel with this trope! Type 18: Romance novel with Male POV As the title says. I'll update this post as much as I can because my interests will expand rapidly. Please try to satisfy my needs, or suggest something similar!