11/22/63 by Stephen King
Released November, 2011
Bottom Line: Read it.
A high school teacher (Jake/George) is given the opportunity to change history (i.e. prevent JFK’s assassination) by going back in time and faces tough dilemmas about the ripple effects of past events on the future.
11/22/63 is one of my favorite books of the past few years. Don’t be scared away by 11/22/63′s time travel premise, even though it seems cheesy. Very quickly, King had me believing wholeheartedly in the world of Jake/George and enthralled with the story and characters. Don’t expect a run-of-the-mill Stephen King novel a la Misery or Pet Sematary. This book is on my All-Time Favorites, Book Club Recommendations, Time to Kill (it’s almost 900 pages!), and Books for Guys lists.