March 13, 2012 by Heidi
Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They love lists as much as I do, so it’s only fair to tip my hat.
I love me some good ol’ fashioned time travel. So here are my Top 10 Time Travel books. I know I’m missing some staples because I honestly haven’t read things like Time After Time yet. You don’t need to tell me, believe me, my tbr time travel list is loooooong…as always, clicky for GoodReads, and enjoy!
#10 – A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle: Like many young readers, this was my first run in with time travel and I freakin’ loved it! I’m sad to say, however, that this is in my pile of books I should never have reread. I reread A Wrinkle in Time about two years ago, and was incredibly disappointed. It didn’t hold up for me, or it would have been higher on this list.
#9 – The Time Machine – H.G. Wells: This classic is much better than the movies would have you believe. A must-read-staple for any time travel fan.
#7 – Bearing an Hourglass – Piers Anthony: Piers Anthony may be one of the most misogynistic, formulaic fantasy authors out there, but I still thought The Incarnations of Immortality series was pretty cool. While my favorite of these books was actually Death (On a Pale Horse), Bearing an Hourglass had a pretty sweet take on Time.
#6 – When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead: So…this is where I put a book I haven’t actually read fairly high on my list. Why? Because I know I’m going to love it, and I am going to read it this year! It’s on my list for the Award Winning Reads Challenge.
#5 – The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger: I loved this book. I almost wish it had a different name, because it is so hard to get men to read this one. Sure, there’s romance, but there’s also a really cool and unique take on time travel that I haven’t seen anywhere else!
#4 – A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickons: A lot of people overlook this one as time travel, but think about it! It totally fits the bill. One of my favorite Christmas stories, ghost stories, and time travel stories all in one. I plan on rereading this one this year.
#2 – Rant – Chuck Palahniuk: Forget Fight Club, Rant is by far my favorite Palhaniuk. Another unique take on time travel and immortality.
#1 – Blackout/All Clear – Connie Willis: I love love loved this duology. I’m dying to read the rest of Connie Willis’s Oxford Time Travel books, but I find it hard to believe anything could top Blackout and All Clear as they’re set during WWII. Learn British history in an entertaining way!
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