Summer Reading: Category H. Time Travel

Time Travel - a summer reading challenge category and so much more

Travel certainly looks a bit different this summer. So why not try time travel? “Read a book about time travel” is a category in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge: The Spectacular Reading Race, and we are in the final stretch of 2020’s reading challenge!

Will you be immersing yourself in a book that could transport you? Time travel can have many different flavors, twists, and possibly fiery skid marks! Here is a sampling of some of our favorites:

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him in our less-than-ideal 2016, where he discovers wonderful unexpected versions of his own life.

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11/22/63 by Stephen King

Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.


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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

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This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.

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Here And Now And Then by Mike Chen

Stranded for 18 years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.

Be sure to add all the titles you’ve read between June 1st through August 31st for

Summer Reading on Beanstack!