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Riot Recommendation: What’s Your Favorite Time Travel Book?

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

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*). So we want to know: what are your favorite books featuring time travel? Leave them in the comments below, and check back next week for a reading list!