7 books that make me wish time travel was possible

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Aside from the fact that I probably would have died from:

  • the chicken pox at the age of five  
  • falling into a hole because I can't see without my contacts
  • an apoplexy from not having any rights as a woman

or surviving all of those, I believe I should enjoyed living in a different century!

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I can't claim it holds the number one spot, because the genres shift around according to my mood (this is maddening even to me), but it will always hold a top five place of honor. Before I get lost in all the subgenres of historical fiction, I'm refering to historical fiction as a story set in the recognizable past in our world with no magical elements or personas with a main character in the young adult/new adult age range. *deep breath* I do like magic, let's be honest. But I'm excluding it from this list because it would probably be about 100 long if I included magic...


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1885.Pride_and_Prejudice

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1885.Pride_and_Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Published Year: 1813
Genre: Classic
Subtitle: Excellent

Cumulatively speaking, I've probably spent years of my life wishing I was Lizzy Bennet and my Mr. Darcy was around the corner. What's suffering through a few Mr. Collinses and Mr. Wickhams if there's a promise of a Darcy?


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8127.Anne_of_Green_Gables

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8127.Anne_of_Green_Gables

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

Published Year: 1908
Genre: Classic
Subtitle: Excellent

Anne Shirley had pretty rough beginning to her life, but it never broke her spirit or imagination. Her outlook on her life is infectious, and I have wanted to live in this time since reading these books for the first time. Eavesdropping on other people's phone conversations? Sign me up.


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A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Published Year: 2003
Genre: Historical Fiction
Subtitle: Great

Women in this time period were meant to stay at home; education just wasn't in the cards for them. To have lived in a time when I could defy social norms to make my own way in a man's world seems exhilerating. And daunting. I don't know that I could have been as strong as they were.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6698199-a-spy-in-the-house

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6698199-a-spy-in-the-house

A Spy in the House by YS Lee

Published Year: 2009
Genre: Historical Fiction
Subtitle: Great

Mary didn't even bother with social norms. When she couldn't do what she needed as a woman, she just dressed as a boy. She was fearless and unstoppable, even in a corset and dress.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8689927-wrapped

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8689927-wrapped

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Published Year: 2011
Genre: Historical Fiction
Subtitle Good:

Seeing and touching a real life mummy? It gives me the creepy crawlies, honestly, but they were experiencing histories and cultures for the first time. There was no all-knowing source of truth (Wikipedia) where they could search for the answers. This blows my mind.


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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Published Year: 2012
Genre: Historical Fiction
Subtitle: Genre

I love this book because of the friendship between Maddie and Julie. In the midst of World War II, they made a sensational team. No matter what the outlook was, no matter the situation, they were on the same side.


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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Published Year: 1935
Genre: Classic
Subtitle: Great

I have been fascinated with this series since I was little. To be able to see the world as it was before roads and skyscrapers. To stand in your front yard and see nothing but land and the blue expanse of the sky. To breathe fresh, clean air and to hear nothing but the sounds of nature.