Dana is a black woman living in present-day America who is suddenly pulled into the antebellum South. Dana is repeatedly drawn back in time and each visit to the past gets longer and longer as her life and her freedom is thrown into a whirlpool that is out of her control. Will she be able to pull herself out of the past? A thought-provoking breed of science-fiction that explores the complicated issue of race in America.
Take a trip to an almost-scarily real dystopian future. Insomnia is taking over humanity as one by one people are losing their ability to fall asleep. Society crumbles as violence takes over and a few sleep researchers battle to defeat the problem before sleeplessness destroys the world. A thrilling book where all bets are off and the ending will surprise you.
Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition)
In 1945, WWII is over and Claire Randall, a combat nurse, is back with her husband on a second honeymoon. She walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles in the British Isles and is drawn back in time to Scotland in the year 1743, a country torn by war. When Claire falls for James, a young Scots warrior, she must decide between two vastly different men and two separate lives. A sweeping romantic story filled with thrilling action and impossible choices. Thanks to RIFers Merry and Barbara for the recommendation!
This science-fiction classic is an unusual book. It tells the story of a history student whose efforts to study the Black Plague take a turn for the strange when she herself is transported to the middle-ages. The book is expertly layered with vivid characterization, historical details, and a thrilling storyline. We’ve found that some people dive into this book and never look back, rereading it for years to come while others don’t have a strong reaction. Thanks to RIFer S.kreed for the suggestion.
It’s been said that reading a great book is the cheapest and fastest way to travel around the world. We love visiting another country via the pages of a book as much as the next reader. Books allow us to travel in so many ways a passport never could. Our personal favorite? Time travel. You can crack open a book and be transported to Ancient Egypt, to 1920s Chicago, to Medieval Europe … the list goes on and on. Here we’ve assembled a few of our favorite time travel books that transport you to another age, but also books where the characters themselves soar through time to explore new worlds. From all of us at Read It Forward: safe travels!
Do you have a favorite time travel book that didn’t make our list? Tell us about it a comment!
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