Another semester, two more classes I'm teaching at the Bibliophile University! This semester, I'm actually teaching science-y stuff, which is so not my usual thing. But I've found that the science fiction books I love most usually involve time travel or parallel universes, so obviously I wanted to teach classes on the theories of those and how different authors shape the theories for their uses.
First up, the reading list for Time Travel Theories.
- The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
- All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Of course there are several other good YA time travel stories, but these seem to be the most solid to me. I also hope other authors will keep writing time travel books.
Now the reading list for Parallel Universes/Alternate Universes. I had a much harder time narrowing down this list because obviously I didn't want to assign too much reading. That's why I also have a couple recommended reading suggestions.
- Parallel by Lauren Miller
- Pivot Point by Kasie West (not exactly parallel worlds, but it's close enough and too darn good to not include)
- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
- Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
- Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke