Go-To Sub-Genres

Any mix of these ingredients and I'm sold. Recommendations welcome.
  1. British naval fiction
    Preferably Napoleonic era
  2. The Jacky Faber series by L.A. Meyer
    Coming of age on a British naval frigate. Yes yes yes.
  3. The Horatio Hornblower books by C.S. Forester (and the mini-series starring Ioan Gruffudd)
  4. Master and Commander, and the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian
    Ok so I've only read the first two books (there are like 20) but it's a classic of the genre. Also my mom has read them all and I feel like a fan by proxy.
  5. In the Heart of the Sea (book by Nathaniel Philbrick)
    This is American but there are some really solid square-rigged ship scenes. Also Chris Hemsworth is Australian and has a weird not-quite-American accent in the movie so it counts.
  6. Young adult fiction set in the Midwest
    ❤ the Midwest. Indiana authors get bonus points.
  7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    Also Holding Up the Universe by the same author.
  9. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Also Fangirl, Attachments, and Landline. Basically anything Rainbow Rowell touches.
  10. Period medical dramas
    An admittedly small genre.
  11. Call the Midwife (books and mini series)
    Best 👏🏼 show 👏🏼 on 👏🏼 television
  12. Mercy Street, the PBS mini series
    Into it.
  13. World War II resistance fiction
  14. Tamar by Mal Peet
    This book needs more praise. It founded my love for the genre.
  15. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  16. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  17. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak