In their summer reading poll this year NPR decided to focus on the past decade of science fiction and fantasy writing. They first elicited votes from readers and then had a panel of expert judges curate the final list of 50 titles. The result is about as good as it gets if you're looking for "recommended" reads in these genres. As I looked through the list I found titles I voted for, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, Joe Abercrombie's A Little Hatred, S. A. Chakraborty's The City of Brass, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, and R. F. Kuang's The Poppy War to name more than a few. I also found titles I will now be moving up my TBR pile like Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire and Gideon the Ninth (pretty sure I own a copy of this one).
Truly there's something for every reading taste - and I'm not just talking about genre fans. Take a look at their final choices and the criteria for how they made them (in case you think something is missing) to see what you think. I believe you'll soon be putting the LINKcat app to work.