March 10, 2016

Time Travel Books

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Books That Feature Time Travel. I don't have a lot of favorites in this genre. But I might have read a few. My top five won't be books I liked very much.

Doomsday Book

The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis - I actually did like this one quite a bit. It was pretty science-y, but not so that I felt dumb.


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I didn't hate this one either. It was pretty overdramatic and had a lot of gratuitous sex scenes, but some folks go in for that. I didn't love it enough to read the other tomes in the series.

Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - The time travel element in this one was strange because it was a genetic quirk instead of a scientific discovery. I liked the story pretty well, but I remember having trouble keeping track.

Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - This might be obvious, but still a great time travel book.

Saving Lucas Biggs

Saving Lucas Biggs by Maria De Los Santos - I just read this for the Sequoyah awards. The writing was fine, but the time travel was meh. I don't know. I just didn't love it. This kid goes back in time to save her friend's grandfather's friend's father in 1937 so her own father wouldn't go to jail in 2010. Yeah, I think I found the problem. Also, SPOILER ALERT it doesn't work.

My coworker pointed out that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban also contained time travel. Extra points for that one.

So, not my favorite books of all time, but I'm not really a time travel kind of gal. I thought of one that had time travel, but then I remembered the time travel turned out to be a hoax. So nope. That one was pretty good.