Buckle up kids, because we are going to travel through space and time for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday! Starting with the most delicious love story that will make you want to study physics:
#1 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
If you don’t know about Outlander, you need to.
Set in the steamy Scottish Highlands, Outlander has a little bit for everyone. Romance, history, action, and expert-level attention to detail, it’s all there.
More importantly, within this tome there lives a magical being named Jamie Fraser:
He’s basically my alpha book boyfriend. I don’t normally share, but meet Claire:
She’s a World War II nurse that falls through time and ends up in Scotland, c. 1743. Normal girls would cry, but Claire kicks ass and chews bubble gum. When you pair her up with Jamie…
Even without all the steamy steams, Claire and Jamie’s journey is so well written and full of heart that Scotland is now officially on my bucket list. Well, that and Jamie Fraser ;D
#2 The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Nix sails the seven seas, through time, with her highly dysfunctional father and an endearing crew. Her dad’s hot mess, because he is a navigator that can steer a super cool ship to any time and place so long as he has a handmade map of the location, but there is one place he can’t seem to get back to. Where does Pops want to go? Back to Honolulu c. 1886, the year when Nix’s mother died. However, if he goes and changes time, Nix might no longer exist.
You’ll feel like this throughout your reading:
#3 Ei8ht by Rafael Albuquerque and Mike Johnson
This is a wild little graphic novel that I am reaaaalllllyyy hoping will keep going. It follows Joshua, who is a regular guy just trying to save his wife. How doe he plan to do it? TIME TRAVEL! He has to go to a place known as “The Meld” which is a place outside of time. His mission: kill some dirtbag and trigger a butterfly effect.
Things escalate quickly, and it’s awesome. Did I mention there are dinosaurs? Yeaaaahhhh.
#4 The Gunslinger by Stephen King
The first book in Stephen King’s opus, The Dark Tower series, is a beast. It travels through all kinds of time, space, and realities. To say that it’s trippy is an understatement, but this book also has a special place my heart. My husband and I actually have “ka-tet” engraved on the inside of our wedding bands. For those of you who don’t know what that means, it is defined as “a group bound by destiny”, which is the perfect summary for the series.
It kicks off with the line: “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
That gunslinger is Roland Deschain. He wields big iron and is hellbent on concluding a quest of epic proportions. In my mind’s eye he looks like this:
Homeboy is going to kill the man in black and make it to the Dark Tower if it’s the last thing he ever does. Along the way he forms a ka-tet that will change all of their destinies, and their connection to one another is extremely thought-provoking. If you are a fan of King, you will especially love how he has tied together every one of his works (and some of his son’s too) into the series. Hollywood’s also buzzing about this series right now, because it will be made into a few movies staring Mathew McConaughey as the man in black, and Idris Elba as Roland.
#5 The Secret Hour (Midnighters #1) by Scott Westerfeld
Jessica Day does not want to be in Bixby, Oklahoma. It’s boring and a major step down from living in Chicago. But everything changes at midnight. For one hour each night time stops and a cast of teens get super powers. Now, I know it isn’t exactly “time travel”, but hey, time stops and they move around! It totally counts! Plus, his series is awesome enough too merit the stretch.
So there you have it, my top five picks for books with time travel! I hope you read these faster than Marty McFly bounces through time. Happy Reading!
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