Escape reality with my favorite time travel books. Don’t miss this stack with time loops, parallel lives, Groundhog’s Day themes, and multiverses.
If there is one genre I’m a sucker for, it is time travel, and I’m not the only one obsessed with books about time.
From H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” to Audrey Niffenegger’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” time travel books have been a popular genre in literature for a long time. In these books, authors explore the idea of traveling through time, either backward or forwards, and the potential consequences of it.
On the Book Gang podcast, we invited our first time travel writer to share the challenges of writing time travel. Cesca Major decided to tackle the trickiest literary time machine genres to write- the Groundhog Day story.
She shares her strategies to keep readers engaged and how she used her background writing thrillers to build in a clue sequence. You can learn more about her debut novel below!
Listen to the full episode (the show notes are located here) below and subscribe to the Book Gang podcast for more episodes like this one.
Over the years, I’ve taken so many thrilling adventures through time, exploring the history and alternative timelines. Whether you’re a fan of science fiction, historical fiction, or romance, there’s a time travel book out there for you. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to embark on a journey through time!
This month we will be delving deeper into the world of time travel books and exploring some of the best titles written on the subject, including my favorite under-the-radar book gems I’ve found for you.
One important note that I want to stress about today’s list is that I have read EVERY SINGLE ONE of these books. As this list is updated, it will only highlight my list of tried-and-true selections. At the end of today’s post, I’ve also included our book club member favorites for browsing today.
Looking for more time travel books? Here is a short list of our book club member favorites:
Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Just One Damned Thing After Another (Chronicles of St. Mary’s Book 1) by Jodi Taylor
I’ll Stop the World by Lauren Thoman
The Little Shop of Found Things Series by Paula Brackton
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
The Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Searle
What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
This is How You Lose the Time War (novella) by Amal El-Mohtar
What is your favorite time travel story? I’d love to expand our list with your favorites too!
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