Time Travel Week: 1920s

07/01/2013 3:24PM | Posted by: TeamEpicReads | Fun Stuff

Welcome to Time Travel Week! Every day this week, we’ll be visiting a different decade with some of our favorite YA books. No, we don’t have a time machine. (If we did, do you think we’d still be waiting to read ALLEGIANT!?) But we do have the magic of the Internet—and, later this week, special guest posts from Epic Reads author Rachel Carter!

Today, we visit the glamorous, Roaring 1920s. Let’s dive into the drama, romance, and excitement of the Jazz Age…


First off, let’s set the mood with this essential piece of music:


Must Reads

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sirens by Janet Fox



1920s Dos and Don’ts

DO get your Jazz Age on with some revolutionary music by the likes of Louis Armstrong—available on your shiny new (and expensive!) radio.

DON’T get caught at a speakeasy. Prohibition is in full swing.

DO make a bold fashion statement! As modern girls, you and your flapper friends are fond of short skirts, jazz clubs, and fashionable bobs.

DON’T forget to vote, ladies. The Nineteenth Amendment is now on the books.

DO learn the Charleston. Time to go dancing!



‘20s-Inspired Fashion

20s-Inspired Outfit



1920s Music


Explore more decades here!

User Comments 5 comments

  1. July 1, 2013 | 5:06 pm

    I just read an ARC for a book coming out later this month called Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow that took place in Detroit in the 1920s. It got me wanting to reading more books that take place in that time frame..so I’m glad that you guys posted this! I will check these books out. :) Thanks!

  2. July 1, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    I love the 1920s, something romantic about it

  3. July 1, 2013 | 11:16 pm

    I just read a book set in the 30′s Hollywood and I enjoyed it but didn’t see much of the setting and was a little disappointed but it still was really good.

  4. July 8, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    This is a perfect complement for the special tea time you guys had where you flapped it up (sounded so good in my head, but does it make sense to you guys?) and if I remember correctly Anna Godbersen tried to show us to dance the Charleston?

  5. August 2, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the book “The Diviners”!!! I just wish I knew what the sequel was called!!

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