Top Ten Tuesday: Time Travel Books

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a freebie. Because I wish I would have thought about doing time travel books for the prompt about “time” back in June, I decided I’ll list books I think do time travel well or at least did it well enough that I could still enjoy the book.

River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren: While the time travel in this is pretty simplistic (just traveling back to good ole 13th century Italy), I adore this series and love the time-travel romance concept.

Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I knew this series would include time travel at some point but wow this time travel stuff was so fun and crazy.

The Last Magician series by Lisa Maxwell: I love how this series uses time travel for the plot and that Esta’s power is to manipulate time. It’s so cool and I can’t wait to find out how it’s used in the last book!

Invictus by Ryran Graudin: I adore the concept of traveling back in time to steal artifacts to sell on the black market. It’s so fun and totally Doctor Who meets Guardians of the Galaxy.

Dreamhouse Kings series by Robert Liparulo: While accidentally walking through a door into another time or place would be terrifying, I like how this book explores so many different time periods and places. It’s super fun and also empowering in the last book of the series.

The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix: I have such vague memories of this series and I don’t even know if I read all of them books, but I know I was so impressed with the idea of “lost” children from time being the main characters.

Your Name by Makoto Shinkai: I don’t know if this technically time travel or what, but I like how the time difference between the characters really ups the tension of the plot.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa: This story wouldn’t be the same without time-travelers and the time traveling that happens. I really adore.

The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen: I almost forgot that this book includes time travel! But I remember being so fascinated by this book and everything that happens in it. Maybe I should reread it soon!

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne: I can’t have a list about time-travel without this series. It’s so cool that these books exist for kids to read about so many different places and time periods.

What are your favorite time travel stories? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Time Travel Books

  1. Time travel storiesโ€”when done wellโ€”can be so much fun! I think my favorites are the Oxford Time Travel series by Connie Willis, with To Say Nothing of the Dog being my favorite of them so far. I never picked up the Magic Treehouse books, but I love the way they did time travel! (I skimmed them to see the premise when I was working in the library.)

    My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2022/07/19/top-ten-tuesday-invisible-books/

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