I've decided to do the A to Z Blogger Challenge this year and I'm recommending five books all from the same alphabetical genre each day. Unfortunately, as I get closer to the end of the alphabet I'm also beginning to run out of genres. So today, T is for Time. More specifically, today I'm going to recommend books that do interesting things with time. Here are five of my favorite time bending reads.
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler - While this book is YA, it is also a great read for 30-somethings like my who were teens back in the mid-90's. Because in this book, when a teenager in 1996 tries to install AOL on her computer she somehow connects to her 2011 Facebook page. She's facebook friends with her next door neighbor, so he is able to view his future too. As the teens make decisions in their teenage lives it changes the status of their future profiles in an entertaining way.
The Little Book by Selden Edwards - This is a weird time-travel book about a modern day rock star who is shot, but instead of dying wakes up in Vienna in the late 19th century. His grandmother is there as a teenager which doesn't surprise him to much. The shocking thing is that his father, who died in WW2 when the rock star was just a baby is also there in Vienna. This bazaar time-traveling family reunion is complicated but still a very entertaining read.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - This is a book that is very hard to classify, but it works for my time bending theme. Jacob grew up hearing crazy stories from his grandfather about the home for peculiar children where he grew up. In the stories this children's home in rural England is filled amazing children possessing all sorts of supernatural abilities. The version of the story Jacob's father tells is that it was really a home for Jewish children hiding the Nazi's during WW2. After Jacob's grandfather dies he travels to England to visit the home and try to piece together more of his families history. He discovers a portal into the past and a home filled with peculiar children even wilder than the stories he always heard from his grandfather.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - I haven't seen this movie but heard really bad things about it. The book, however, is great. It's a touching romance about a woman who falls in love with a time-traveling man. So he appears in her live at all different ages and times. It's kind of sappy, but sappy love stories can be very fun to read.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - This is a great classic middle grade novel about a group of kids that bend time in hopes of saving their father. It has been loved by children for generations, but can also be a fun read for adults.
What about you? What is your favorite time bending tale?