Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop
A mix of old, new, JPN, CHN, KR novels. 

List of novel that have good plot, especially novel that give different perspectives than your usual trope. Not in particular order. Mostly not romance focused, might contain bl/gl. Does bl/gl even matter when it almost didn't exist?

No self insert, no useless harem, no narcissistic young master, no assasin reincarnated into young lady of some family.

They are all translated at some point, so you should be able to find them somewhere on the internet.
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Shio
Created: Apr 19th, 2022, Updated: Jul 24th, 2022
Created Apr 19th, 2022
Updated Jul 24th, 2022
KR (4.1)
174 Chapters Every 2.6 Day(s) 4109 Readers 24 Reviews 09-20-2022
JP (4.6)
302 Chapters Every 45.8 Day(s) 15639 Readers 269 Reviews 07-07-2017
The grandmother of all villainess novel, but somehow no one could replicate its formula without being too simplistic/cliche. It's still good and feel refreshing to read even after multiple stories are published after it.... more>>
KR (4.5)
0 Chapters Every 1501 Day(s) 17836 Readers 382 Reviews 08-24-2018
Great action with many story arcs. 
JP (4.5)
0 Chapters Every 8279 Day(s) 561 Readers 1 Reviews N/A
Read this if you like multiple character that's somehow connected.  The train arc is one of the most complex I have ever read/watch/heard of.
JP (4.7)
0 Chapters Every 2 Day(s) 4037 Readers 30 Reviews 11-18-2017
The later volume is a little bit edgy, still good anyway
JP (4.5)
75 Chapters Every 172.9 Day(s) 1598 Readers 5 Reviews 03-31-2017
Best horror novel of all time. Hand down the one that really capture the 'horror' feeling. There's way too many horror that ended up being... more>>
JP (4.5)
16 Chapters Every 9.1 Day(s) 11144 Readers 101 Reviews 12-13-2015
I think the most distinctive point of this novel is the MC never move at all. Like really. It's a sloth demon. He's there to... more>>
CN (4.3)
53 Chapters Every 21.8 Day(s) 419 Readers 4 Reviews 04-24-2022
Kind of hard to recommend this since the combination of genre is too wide and complex.... more>>
CN (4.5)
60 Chapters Every 47.8 Day(s) 157 Readers 2 Reviews 10-16-2020
One of the few novel that combine cultivation and medieval setting well. There's only 60 chapter translated but you could read up until the end... more>>
KR (4.5)
55 Chapters Every 21.7 Day(s) 23198 Readers 310 Reviews 11-26-2017
JP (4.1)
0 Chapters Every 8274 Day(s) 2501 Readers 7 Reviews N/A
It's a good shounen
JP (4.5)
97 Chapters Every 11.2 Day(s) 1125 Readers 4 Reviews 03-31-2013
CN (4.1)
57 Chapters Every 129.6 Day(s) 3804 Readers 70 Reviews 07-07-2017
CN (4.7)
158 Chapters Every 3.3 Day(s) 9257 Readers 212 Reviews 07-17-2020
KR (3.9)
40 Chapters Every 39.2 Day(s) 17380 Readers 233 Reviews 02-17-2019
The father of all dungeon break novel. 
KR (4.3)
205 Chapters Every 106.9 Day(s) 11146 Readers 100 Reviews 06-07-2018
One of the rare, completely goal focused mc. The MC is single minded, so while he didn't follow the usual kind hearted mc trope he... more>>
CN (4)
10 Chapters Every 268.8 Day(s) 11377 Readers 201 Reviews 07-17-2016
I swear those who think the verbose used here = your usual 3 paragraph decribing jade beauty need to attend culture class.... more>>
JP (3.5)
0 Chapters Every 2000 Day(s) 238 Readers 4 Reviews N/A
Don't expect romance and waifu here. The story was told from the perspective of high school girl, reincarnated into medieval fantasy world. With no credentials... more>>
JP (4.6)
1 Chapters Every 2193 Day(s) 610 Readers 2 Reviews 10-01-2016
Rather than the novel, it's more like a manga recommendation. Not a fan of GL, but it's interesting how they explore multiverse and butterfly effect.
JP (4.3)
52 Chapters Every 187.2 Day(s) 5947 Readers 12 Reviews 07-27-2019
Macro economic, simplified in hero x demon king package
CN (4.6)
90 Chapters Every 44.7 Day(s) 9192 Readers 111 Reviews 08-01-2022
CN (4.3)
25 Chapters Every 565.3 Day(s) 11267 Readers 299 Reviews 09-19-2002
JP (4.4)
255 Chapters Every 116.6 Day(s) 2207 Readers 3 Reviews 07-08-2019
Read the novel or watch the anime. Both are interesting 
JP (4.2)
370 Chapters Every 21.5 Day(s) 19169 Readers 145 Reviews 01-08-2018
A rare novel where all the harem member are important to the story. Too bad it's probably too realistic for people who want harem fantasy. 
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  1. Lord of sin
    Lord of sin· Jun 9, 2022 04:36 AM
    Would you reccomend the LN or WN for sevens?
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    • Shio
      Shio· Author · Jun 9, 2022 03:03 PM
      The LN have more polished story, but if you're the type that focused on translation quality I would suggest the WN
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