The Top Five Best Modern Novels You Should Read ASAP

On Tuesday, I made a list of my top five favorite classic novels that deserve a spot on your shelf. Today, I want to talk about my top five favorite modern novels!
This was actually a difficult list to come up with because I have a lot of favorite modern books. I tried to stay away from the more well-known stories (Hunger Games, Divergent) and instead explored my shelf for the books I absolutely adored and think need more recognition than they get.

1. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
This book will forever be one of my absolute favorite books, and it shocks me how many people have never heard of it. My friend got this book from the library, read it in a day, gave it to me, and I then read it in a day. The concept is so original and fascinating; the main character is able to feel the history in the walls of places, and she even has to put "histories" of people back--you know what? Just read the book.

2. Unremembered by Jessica Brody
This is another book that my friend got from the library. In study hall at school one day, she slapped it on my desk and said "read this because it's amazing, but give it back by tomorrow because I have to return it to the library." Challenge accepted.
This book is such a beautifully unexpected tale of love and rebellion! I love the mix of sci-fi and modern elements the author used. My favorite part is that it's told from the POV of someone who wakes up with no memory, so everything she learns and hears from people is totally unreliable. I thought this was just a basic amnesiac story until all of these sci-fi and futuristic elements started crashing in. I love it!

3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Okay, so this might not technically be considered a modern book. But, I'm adding it here because the movie is coming out one week from today and because I just re-read this book not too long ago and I cannot contain my love for it.
THIS BOOK IS MAGICAL. Yes, it is technically a children's book, but it has concepts that will go waaaaay over a child's head. The complexities of this plot and the world and the ideas and metaphors and aghhh just read it I love this book.

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass
Once upon a time, I was at a Walmart in Indiana at midnight (long story) and I happened to see a very beautiful book staring back at me in the book section. As soon as I read the first sentence, I was absolutely hooked and had to buy it. The Selection is such a wonderful blend of dystopia meets fantasy meets The Bachelor. The entire series is just amazing and I could probably gush about it for hours, so if you haven't read these books PLEASE DO IT.

5. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Zac Brewer
These books. You guys. These books.
A friend of mine and I were discussing books one afternoon when she randomly asked if I had ever heard of a vampire series called The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. I told her no, I don't read vampire books.
A week later I had read every book in the series. And at the last book, I sobbed. Hard.
These books are wonderful. And I am not the biggest fan of vampire books! I don't write them! I don't read them! And yet I read these! All of them!
So much goes on in these books that I don't even know where to begin. I never expected the plot and characters to grip me like they did. Must read!

So there you have it! My top five favorite modern-ish books. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Let me know down below!

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