One of my favorite things is when novels have intertwining plot lines. There’s just so much going on at once and it never gets dull or boring. This takes a excellent writer to pull it off well, and fortunately I have had the pleasure of reading many of these fantastic books. Here are some of my favorites:
I couldn’t make this post without mentioning this book at least once. This is possibly my favorite book of all time- like, EVER. The main plot line takes place in modern day Australia, while the second plot line occurs a few decades earlier in the exact same place. Marchetta is an amazing writer, and I love these characters and this story to pieces.
I read this book over the summer and I was surprised at how much I actually enjoyed it. It’s pretty long (over 600 pages, I think) but it’s so intricate and detailed that there’s never a dull moment. The main plot line takes place in a world similar to ours (but with several fantastical differences) and the second plot line occurs in a ship flying through outer space. If you’re a fan of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series or science fiction/fantasy in general I definitely recommend this book!
It’s hard to believe that this is JCW’s debut novel- it’s written so incredibly well! The main plot line follows a high school senior during an unusual summer, while the second plot line starts off by following a young missionary. This young adult contemporary novel is quirky, unique, thought-provoking, and just overall a great read.
I hope you enjoy these recommendations! What are your favorite books with intertwining stories? Let me know in the comments section below!