Top Ten Time-Travel Books

A Listmania! list by Jill-Elizabeth (Jill Franclemont) "All Things Jill-Elizabeth"
The list author says: "I am obsessed with the idea of time travel. I donít know why this is exactly Ė I donít know if it is the idea of getting lost, the possibilities of mysterious adventure, or what, but I am absolutely captivated by the idea of ending up somewhen else as well as somewhere else.

I have always loved history Ė that could be part of it. When I was a child, every family vacation had three essential elements: (1) had to be within a (roughly) eight hour driving radius of home; (2) had to include at least one amusement park visit; and (3) had to include at least one (although preferably more) Place of Historical Interest. My father planned these trips Ė oh-so-carefully Ė with AAA Trip-Tiks, not Google Maps, and with guidebooks he requested from Chambers of Commerce. His favorite historical period was always the Revolutionary War, with the Civil War a close second. So from an early age I was immersed in living-history versions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and found them fascinating.

I carried this fascination into my own reading and my adult life. As I grew up and my traveling spread beyond the nine-hour radius and eventually took me overseas, this love of history expanded. I became obsessed with monarchies and all things royal and ancient British and French, which lead to reading about Scotland, Ireland, Italy, and Spain of course, and the obsession spread and spread.

While I cannot get enough of time travel reading, I donít know if I would do very well as a character in one of these books. I donít know if Iím really a survivor of the frontier/lack-of-modern-conveniences typeÖ My knowledge of history is quite good, especially for an American, but doesnít extend to the type of detail that would allow me to blend in seamlessly in the fifteenth century, you know? Plus, Iím terrible at accents. And obsessed with sanitation and hygiene. Teehee."
Outlander (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition): A Novel
1.  Outlander (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition): A Novel by Diana Gabaldon
$21.08   Used & New from: $17.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,179 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Time Traveler's Wife
2.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
$9.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,577 customer reviews) | 65 customer discussions

Time and Again
3.  Time and Again by Jack Finney
$11.97   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Timeline
4.  Timeline by Michael Crichton
$10.87   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,958 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

By a Lady: Being the Adventures of an Enlightened American in Jane Austen's England
5.  By a Lady: Being the Adventures of an Enlightened American in Jane Austen's England by Amanda Elyot
$13.30   Used & New from: $0.01
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Named (Guardians of Time)
6.  The Named (Guardians of Time) by Marianne Curley
$7.23   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Lightning
7.  Lightning by Dean Koontz
$10.28   Used & New from: $2.84
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (602 customer reviews)

Knight Errant (War of the Roses)
8.  Knight Errant (War of the Roses) by Rodrigo Garcia y Robertson
Used & New from: $0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
The Kingdom of Ohio
9.  The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
$12.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Guns of the South
10.  The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.com
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
time travel books as good as these? 22 Sep 18, 2014
Confused about cage scene 0 Jan 3, 2014
eBook debut 1 Oct 10, 2013
HELP- what is the best book you ever read? 68 Jul 8, 2013
Series similar to Outlander 3 Mar 27, 2013
Time Traveler's Wife book poster 1 Oct 4, 2012
Great time travel books? 12 Sep 30, 2012
Henry's letter 16 Jun 2, 2012
Series similar to Outlander 2 Apr 22, 2012
Does this come with the 3 musical tracks? 1 Nov 3, 2011
Any word about a movie? 7 Jul 22, 2011
continuation of series? 0 Feb 12, 2007
 
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Jill-Elizabeth (Jill Franclemont) "All Things Jill-Elizabeth"
Last updated: 7/21/11
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

The Bee's Book Club selections The Bee's Book Club selections

The Bee's Book Club selections: A list of 40 items by Nora Davanzo-ward

desert island books
desert island books: A list of 17 items by Book fiend Kel

40 Books to Read before You Die [for the Kindle] 40 Books to Read before You Die [for the Kindle]

40 Books to Read before You Die [for the Kindle]: A list of 40 items by AIROLF

Best of Medieval Fiction Best of Medieval Fiction

Best of Medieval Fiction: A list of 7 items by Jess Sheehan

Some really good books Some really good books

Some really good books: A list of 18 items by D. Szumylo

   

More So You'd Like to...

 

Read Fiction For Women Read Fiction For Women

Read Fiction For Women: A guide of 25 items by Claudia

Read Some Rock 'em Sock 'em SciFi Read Some Rock 'em Sock 'em SciFi

Read Some Rock 'em Sock 'em SciFi: A guide of 50 items by K. J. Hackett

be a High Priest of High Fantasy? (and some SciFi) be a High Priest of High Fantasy? (and some SciFi)

be a High Priest of High Fantasy? (and some SciFi): A guide of 49 items by Hrishikesh Diwan

25 Thoughtful Thank You's, under $25 25 Thoughtful Thank You's, under $25

25 Thoughtful Thank You's, under $25: A guide of 50 items by dot-n-sam

==MAKE READING AN ARTFORM== ==MAKE READING AN ARTFORM==

==MAKE READING AN ARTFORM==: A guide of 50 items by Arianna Bell-Richards