1. The Handmaid's Tale by: Margaret Atwood
You've probably heard of the tv show, but have you read the book? Atwood wrote this novel in 1985, and it captures the shocking tale of a woman held captive for her ability to reproduce in a world dominated by the patriarchy. Read it, it will surprise you!
2. The Martian by: Andy Weir
This book kinda gets a bad rap, but I personally loved its use of humour in a setting where things could have been quite serious. When an astronaut is left stranded on Mars, he must learn to survive by himself and keep going until someone years from now can come and rescue him. It will surprisingly make you laugh!
3. Station Eleven by: Emily St-John Mandel
Oh god, she's talking about this book again! But seriously, if you're new to my blog and don't know about my obsession with this book, it's about a plague sweeping through the earth and how humans before, during, and after the epidemic learn to cope with it. This book has astonishing lessons on philosophy and hope that are so inspiring.
4. Divergent by: Veronica Roth
An oldie but a goodie. If you're the type of person who is scared of the cliche YA dystopia's I would still urge you to read this one out of all the rest. In a post-apocalyptic world, people are separated by their morals and values in 4 different factions. When a young girl named Tris moves outside of the faction she was born into, she changes the way people think and works to tear down the corrupt government.
5. The Selection by: Kiera Cass
Definitely the lightest and fluffiest of sci-fi books. In this dystopic world, people are separated into castes that determine their social status. When the kingdom of Illea's prince is looking for a wife, women of various castes are selected to compete in a very Bachelor-esque competition for his hand. If you are in need to a pick me up and something to get through fast, look no further.
So those are my picks. Have you read any of these? Got any sci-fi recommendations for me?
Emily @ Paperback Princess