For today’s top 5 I went with books set n our world but that gave something extra like magic or supernatural creatures.
The Others by Anne Bishop – This one gives an alternate history to how the world was made and the creatures who first inhabited it.
Hidden Legacy by Ilona Andrews – This one is our world but people can wield different types of magic.
The Psy Changeling series by Nalini Singh – In the late 1900’s the world took a different turn in this series and we follow humans, Psy and Changelings as they learn to live with each other.
Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward – Vampires!
Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs – All kinds of magic and supernaturals!