10 Must-Read Time Travel Books

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager |

Time travel is a hugely popular device for writers, but what are the ‘must-read’ books for fans of time-hopping adventures, cataclysmic sci-fi epics, and intensely moving dramas? Check out our list of 10 Must-Read Time Travel Books, and let us know your favorites.

11-22-63want_to_read_button 11/22/63: the date that JFK was assassinated. Unless…

The Time Traveler's Wifewant_to_read_buttonHenry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future.

The Time Machinewant_to_read_buttonHG Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth.

Outlanderwant_to_read_buttonClaire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another.

Time and Againwant_to_read_buttonWhen advertising artist Si Morley is recruited to join a covert government operation exploring the possibility of time travel, he jumps at the chance to leave his 20th-century existence and step into New York City in January 1882.

When You Reach Mewant_to_read_buttonA young girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

The Accidental Time Machinewant_to_read_buttonGrad school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine.

The End of Eternitywant_to_read_buttonAndrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future, and one of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time.

Timelinewant_to_read_buttonIn a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology, information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized, and a group of historians can enter, literally, life in 14th-century feudal France.

Lightningwant_to_read_buttonA bolt of lightning brings a blond-haired stranger into Laura Shane’s life. Is he the guardian angel he seems? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space?

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