Jamie’s looking for a specific genre, and while I DO have some favorites, and a category for it (I’ll link it below), I figured I’d open up her question the all of our fellow readers for their own recommendations. ‘Cause obviously I LOVE this genre too (I just realized I’ve quite a few, and loved them most of ’em like crazy). 😀
Do you have a list of your favorite Time Travel books?
Do you have any other favorites?
Maryse: You bet, Jamie!! Here is the entire “Time Travel” category on my blog (included reviews, series reading orders and favorites). Speaking of which, my favorites are the exact ones you have mentioned (I’ll include my reviews below).
I’m dying to know what everyone’s favorites are too!!
I already know many readers here are going to adamantly exclaim that Calia Read’s “Surviving Time Trilogy” (that one up there to the left) is a recent HUGE TIME TRAVEL FAVORITE!! I gotta get on that one ASAP (I’m actually SO in the mood for this genre right now)!!
MichelleS: I’m reading a perfect “summer read”. It’s a time travel romance. She’s an antique store owner who finds a photograph she’s drawn to. She gets thrown back to 1912 Charleston & is the wife of a broody, well off man who hates her. She wants to get back to her fiancé in 2017. Really good story so far! It’s called The Surviving Trace. It’s got the formula I love: feisty girl, brooding man. Yay.
Nicole A: I have to say I’ve been sleeping rather poorly since you posted about Calia Reeds Surviving Time Trilogy, I AM OBSESSED!! It’s so good!! I blew through book one and I’m about halfway through book two. Great recommendation!
Maryse: So of course I will add in my own recommendations by way of my book reviews on my favorites:
- Book Review – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 4.5 stars
Rosy: Well i have to say that my ultimate favorite book and series, is “Outlander”. The books are super large, but great reads from start to finish. They have everything that I could ever want in a non-fiction. Once started I promise you, you wont be able to put it down.
It has romance, history, time travel and family, as well as some heart pounding, and suspense filled chapters. They are fantastic reads and I suggest this series to all who love and read as many books as I myself do. I have many favorite books and series, but these will forever stand the test of time within my memory and heart..
- Book Review – Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon – 4 stars
- Book Review – Voyager by Diana Gabaldon 4.5 stars
- Book Review – Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning – 4 stars
Katie: …more of a traditional romance vibe- supernatural celtic highlanders- the McKeltars- yes the fever tie-in/ time travel/ fae interference/ true love… etc
- Book Review – To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning – 4 stars
- Book Review – The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley – 5 stars <— OOOOMPH!!!
- Book Review – Transcendence by Shay Savage – (so clever and different from the “norm” of time travel romance and so addictive) – 4.5 stars
Robyn: Kimberly Adams… If you haven’t read her Roam series you are so missing out! I cannot say enough about Roam. The writing, the characters, the overall plot of the books, the love, the angst, add in some Time travel and you have an unforgettable series. Sigh…..I love these books. …I get all gushie and tingly just thinking of these books!
Maryse: Yes!! I read book #1 too. So good, you’re right! Here’s my review: Book Review – Roam by Kimberly Adams (P.S. I love that author – I’ve read and reviewed a few by her – various genres and LOVED them all!!)
MichelleS: Robyn – totally agree about Roam series. Fantastic! They just got better & better. And the “bad guy”? ARGH. Time travel was a bonus too. I thought I’d get lost, but never did. I read the spinoff series too.
…Still a huge fave of mine. Such a tangled web. You think the time travel gets confusing, but somehow I kept up. Crazy crazy good. …But the last book… blew me away. It was so original. And cool.
MichelleS: …did you ever read MacCoinnich Time Travel series by C. Bybee? It’s kind of all that wrapped up in one (PNR, historical, fantasy). Oldie, but goody.
MichelleS: Also Lord of The Isles, by Debbie Mazzuca. Time travel & highlander = yippee! Loved it. Always a favorite reread for me. I’m now feeling in a nostalgic mood for a good Highland Romance. …It’s very K. M. Moning like…. time travel, highlanders, fantasy element – yay! Anyway…. just some of my faves. 🙂
Michelle: Forgot to tell you too MichelleS that I enjoyed Lord of the Isles last week. Always looking for a good time travel while I wait for the next Outlander book.
Mary: Hi – love your blog. Have you read the Jodi Taylor Time Travel series “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s “? It’s hysterical.
Erin: My favorite time travel scifi/romance book is Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor. Definitely recommend!! Such a great series.
Emily: How about “The Last Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance” by Claire Cross. Involves time travel only to the future. I randomly picked it up to take with me on out trip to Scotland, and Hey! it’s about a group of highlanders who take over Edinbugh castle, which we visited, and falls into the future.
Lynn: I just finished A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1) and loved it – I think it will appeal to to readers who like history mixed with their fantasy – being a bit older (I am) gives the reader a different perspective and adds to the appeal of this book and the others…
Michele G: Anyone else on here who has read A Discovery of Witches and the other books in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness? I loved all three of them…
Tabathia: I have to say I have read and reread Discovery of Witches several times and the other two books in the series and I loved them all. It took me a few tries to get into book 2, but once I did I became hooked on that one also.
Robyn: I’m deep into A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I don’t know why I let this sit on my kindle for so long. Such a good book
Tasha J: I just finished Hold My Heart (The Heart Series Book 1) by Soto Esther M from your blog the other day. So good! I was pleasantly surprised, it was well written and has romance, suspense, and time travel. An omg at the ending too, will definatly grab the next book!
MichelleS: I picked Matrix of Destiny #1 for my next read. Michelle posted the bargain price for books 2 and 3 in one of her posts. It is so dang funny I am dying laughing!! It’s just what I needed. So much fun. I mean seriously? A space-time traveler hot hot guy in boots and a cape comes waltzing in to be your “protector”? They’ve been to the mall (hilarious) and McDonalds and the airport – and I am in stitches. Just what the doctor ordered.
Tessa: A Knight in Shining Armor. It’s a time travel and it broke my heart a few times. … It’s a stand alone. She just uses the same family through the centuries. The other books have nothing to do with Knight in Shining Armor.
Dawn M: I love time travel books. My all time favorite is A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux.
DG: One of the few HR’ s I have read recently was Forever His: A Time-Travel Romance (Stolen Brides Series Book 1) by Shelly Thacker. Time travel, so it was a good mix of CR to HR.
Kooloo: ummmmm Oh ya I have been searching for a book or series that’s like Outlander – you know with time travel and sexy times. AND I may have found it, anyone heard of “Beautiful Wreck” by Larissa Brown?!? OR I’m open for suggestions too Xoxo
MichelleS: I finished The Legend of the Bloodstone (Time Walkers Book 1). 5 STARS. Yipee. Needed that. It was kind of Transcendence meets Outlander meets Karen Marie Moning meets Daughters of the Glen… well, you get the idea. That great old feeling of Time Travel Historical Romance done well. It’s a stand alone, but the series continues if you want to see “what happens next” – which I do. I really really do. He gets al hot and alpha every now and then, and she is feisty and totally out of her 21st century element. It had EVERYTHING I look for in a romance novel. Highly recommend.
Tessa: Oh, FYI to anyone who likes emotional YA with time travel-ish. I finished my TBR challenge If I Wake by Nikki Moyes last night and OMG, it’s everything I’m usually looking for in a book. Its concept was different and unique, my heart ACHED a lot, and it all felt real. Seriously, though, there were major tears at one point. Big heads up on that.
MichelleS: I went old school and read a Time Travel Romance (Eirik: A Time Travel Romance (Mists of Albion Book 1), by Joanna Bell). Loved it. All the old “feels”.
Cindy: …time travel …the series that begins with Reflections in the Nile by Suzanne Frank is very good. The protagonists keep getting shifted in time through most of the ancient civilizations, have to find each other over again for a series of 4 books. I read this in real time as it was being published and I remember eagerly waiting (sometimes years) for the next installment to come out.
bev: I LOVED The The Time Traveler’s Wife. I fell in love With the Time Travelers Wife when I read it. Just so hard. I loved her writing, the premise, and her characters. I devoured it. I still feel bad for those who watched the movie instead, lol. There are scenes in that book I can still remember so clearly. Anyway, I wanted others to love it too. I gave it to my mom to read. Maybe a quarter of the way in, if that, she asked me why do you love this book? What is it about it? I don’t know that she finished it. I couldn’t believe she just couldn’t see it, it was all right there in her hands,lol. I’m pretty sure she felt that way about my love of Jane Eyre, too.
Lisa: BEV!! I did not know Time Travelers Wife was THAT kind of book for you! I FLOVE that book! Absolutely FLUFFING FLOVE it. It is one of my re-read books…a bloody classic. Like Gatsby and Wuthering Heights and Time Travelers Wife! I still fall in love with Henry every time I read it. And I couldn’t even finish watching the movie. It was not good. Sometimes your favorite book need to stay your favorite book, and not become your least favorite movie. … I re-read because I love Henry so much.
Maryse: GASP!! I haven’t read it yet… though I DID watch the movie and was HOOKED from start to finish. Gah… that one was one of my favorite love stories ever and hurts my heart so bad. I need to read it.
MichellesS: I’m listening to Time Traveler’s Wife, because shhhhhhh I never read it! It’s a long book people!
Paige C: Most epic read… Tough one. I absolutely love The Time Traveler’s Wife so I pick that.
Cody: I loved the Time Traveller’s Wife. I think it was the first book I ever read twice! So different from anything I had ever read.
Julie: One of my old favorites is Son of the Morning by Linda Howard. In fact, I believe it was the first time travel I ever read. Maybe that is why it is special to me.
Tessa: The Last Viking (Viking II series Book 1) by Sandra Hill. 🙂 I read that when it came out years ago and it had me giggling. She actually does a lot of time travel books.
Tessa: Johanna Lindsey’s Until Forever. Loved that one too.
Tessa: I have to mention Remembrance by Jude Deveraux. I read that book so many times. It is a different take on time travel, doing so through hypnosis vs actual time travel, but my heart… 😀
Jackie: Just adding one more to your list, The Dream Daughter: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain. I LOVED this book and recommended to many friends last year who all loved it as well. Not much of a romance, but one of the best time travel books.
Maryse: OH WOW this one sounds wonderful!!! That cover!!
Donna: The Immortal Descendants by April White is fantastic! She’s a brilliant author. It has time travel, vampires and shifters. I loved it!
Bonnie: I absolutely LOVE time travel books. Constance O’Day Flannery was the author who introduced me to them back in the early 90’s.