Recommended Reading 101: Time Travel

Posted March 11, 2017 by Bonnie in Recommended Reading 101 / 7 Comments

Taking classes and getting excited for the assigned reading was always my favorite part of school. Using that same concept and turning different genres, locations, and subjects into a course of their own, you could come up with your own assigned reading. These would be my picks for recommended reading, what would yours be?

Time Travel 101

In honor of Daylight Savings time, these are a few of my favorite stories that deal with lost time.

Early Review – The Shining Girls by Lauren BeukesIf you’re looking for a time travel crime thriller…

The Shining Girls is the story of a man that travels through time, committing murders. He visits his victims when they are children to warn them of what’s to come later in life when he revisists them. This is a nightmarish tale but Beukes is a truly amazing writer.

If you’re looking for a story to take you back to the medieval ages…

Timeline is the original time travel story for me. Crichton tells the riveting story of a group of archaeologists that are sent back in time to the medieval ages. 600 years before their time. Much like how Crichton blew me away with his scientific detailing in Andromeda Strain, he will have you believing time travel is absolutely possible.

Book Review – The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean GreerIf you’re looking for a time travel tale that deals with past lives…

In The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Greta Wells undergoes electroconvulsive therapy in an attempt to cure her crippling depression yet after each session finds herself living a slightly different life than her own in a different time period. I read this many years ago and at the time found this to be flawed, yet it’s a story that has curiously stuck with me and that I find myself thinking on often.

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7 responses to “Recommended Reading 101: Time Travel

  1. ahahah I genuinely love that you posted a time travel rec on DST. That’s like a pun in post form. Amazing.

    LOOOOVED Beukes’ book. So so good — and weird? But the good kind of weird. I need to get to the rest of her novels.
    Here is where I lose my reader club card: I have never read Timeless… but I looove the terrible 90s movie with Gerard Butler and…Paul Walker (what?) and Kiefer Sutherland’s french brother XD
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