Wibbly wobbly timey wimey books

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Back when I was able to spend time browsing the stacks at the library, I frequently chose books by their covers. Now, because the kids aren’t really into wiling away the hours, I have to rely on things like “reviews” and “recommendations” when I’m looking for something to read.

A few weeks ago, though, the font on “The River of No Return” by Bee Ridgway caught my eye. I flipped it open and saw that it was about time travel and — sold! — it came home with me. I do love a good time travel book.

“The River of No Return” was a good enough time travel book that it made me eager for the sequel, which Ridgway is apparently in the process of writing. In the meantime, I thought I’d try to find some more good time travel tomes. Here are a few that piqued my interest:

  • “11/22/63,” Stephen King
  • “Doomsday Book” by Connie Willis
  • “To Say Nothing of the Dog” by Connie Willis
  • “How to live safely in a science fictional universe” by Charles Yu
  • I haven’t ever read “A Wrinkle in Time,” although I did try to read it to the kids. I just couldn’t get into it. Do you have any other favorite time-traveling stories?

    3 thoughts on “Wibbly wobbly timey wimey books”

    1. I read “A Wrinkle in Time” as an adult and found it way beyond my reading level! Well, not exactly, but I did have to force myself to slog through it. I know it is hugely popular as a YA novel, but I think it is probably the highly academic students who gravitated to it. I have the Stephen King novel on my Kindle but didn’t get very far on it. I guess I have to revisit that. You are the second person to recommend it.

    2. Love time travel books, if they’re done well. And I loved Wrinkle as a kid b/c I was geeky & bad at math, just like Meg Murry. And I sort of loved that geeks could maybe save the world…

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