The theme of this Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books featuring Travel in some way. Well anyone who has ever read this blog can surmise that I have a bit of a thing for time travel. So this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books featuring Time Travel.
1. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells A true classic. It is the pinnacle of all Time Travel Books, films etc, etc. As I have said before: All time travel stories are judged against this one.
2. River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway. I will be doing a review of this book soon, however, in the mean time trust me when I say this: Fantastic read, excellent time travel theories.
3. Outlander #1 By Diana Gabaldan this book has such a fresh take on Time Travel. Our main character Clair stumbles in to the late 1700’s Scotland where danger and passion ensue. It feels just as much as a historical fiction piece as it does a sci fi romance.
4. Outlander #2 Dragon Fly in Amber by Diana Gabaldan, I was just addicted to this book. There are very few books where I can go straight from one book in a series to the next without taking a break. As soon as I finished the first book in the series I HAD to pick up the 2nd. Reading these books often times feels like feeding an addiction.
5. And with that said Outlander #3 Voyager is next on our list. It’s another great book where Claire and Jaimie finally get back together. That first scene where they meet up again is one of the most endearing scenes I have ever read. I will admit I am still reading this book. I have to start and stop because the book makes me sad. It makes me start to think about my husband who is currently deployed and I have to stop and take a break. Not to mention, these books, are like reading marathons.
6. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Hermoine Granger has the coolest necklace that lets her travel around in time to take extra classes and save the day…it is the ultimate geek girl accessory.
7. Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut Now stay with me here. Though the time traveling is a plot device, and arguable this is not really a time travel book…our main character becomes unstuck in time as we get pulled along for the ride. And as my father says Kurt Vonnegut is a pillar of modern literature.
8. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harness one of my favorite literary couples travels back in time for page turning adventure filled with intrigue.
9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle I read this as a child and absolutely loved it. So much so that I think I am going to have to revisit it in the near future. Time Travel is 5th dimension, how cool is that? All in all it’s a great book for the young and the young at heart.
10. And last but not least we have to have The New Doctor Who Adventures: Strange England by Simon Messingham. How could I write a whole post about time travel and not include the doctor? I love that the fandom has a number of different books, audio books, and comics to keep the adventures going with our most beloved Doctor incarnations. This one just happens to be with one my top 11 favorites: Sylvester Mccoy.
So there you have it. These are my favorite books featuring Time Travel. I mean let’s face it, if I had the opportunity to travel around in time, I would take off and never look back.
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