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41+ of Your Favorite Time Travel Books

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

The Square Root of SummerThis is what it means to love someone. This is what it means to grieve someone. It’s a little bit like infinity.

Gottie is seventeen, motherless, and losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe surrounding her seaside town begins to fray, it sends Gottie through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To when she fell in love with Jason. To the day her childhood best friend, Thomas, moved to Canada, leaving her behind.

Although Grey is gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie’s past, present, and future are about to change forever.


Time travel provides authors the perfect vehicle for both comedy (send the Internet-addicted modern man back in time to 18th century wherever and see what happens!) and heartbreak (*stares at The Time Traveler’s Wife*).

We asked for you to share your favorite time travel novels, and you answered. Get ready to go sailing through time with these great reads.


11/22/63 by Stephen King

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Below the Salt by Thomas Costain

Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney

The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson

The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov

Flight by Sherman Alexie

Half Magic by Edward Eager

A Handful of Time by Kit Pearson

Harvest of Time by Alistair Reynolds

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

In The Present Tense by Carrie Pack

The Just City by Jo Walton

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Ferguson

The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Outlander by by Diana Gabaldon

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Reflections in the Nile by F. Suzanne Frank

Replay by Ken Grimwood

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson

The Ship That Flew by Hilda Lewis

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

Time and Again by Jack Finney

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Timescape by Gregory Benford

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle