10 Best Time-Travel Books Of All Time – Favbookshelf

We have all wished for time machines at least once in our life. Fortunately, it hasn’t been invented yet (as far as we know). And these books would tell you that not everything is sugar and spice and everything is excellent in these fantasy worlds. Time is of the essence, quite literally, and one warp can have people running for their life (most of the time from their future). So, here is the list of the best time travel books to read.

P.S. The books have been arranged in alphabetical order.

Best time-travel books
Best time-travel books

So, lets get started with the best time travel books:

#1 A Day Like This by Kelley McNeil

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A Day Like This by Kelley McNeil
A Day Like This by Kelley McNeil

Title: A Day Like This

Author: Kelley McNeil

Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Contemporary

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Type: Standalone

Pages: 288

Goodreads rating: 4.2/5

Annie Beyers has everything a woman could want from her life – a beautiful house, a loving husband, and an adorable daughter. So it’s a day like any other when she takes her daughter, Hannah, to the pediatrician, and then she wakes hours later from a car accident. The doctors tell her that her daughter never existed, her marriage life is apparently on the rocks, her estranged sister is close to her, and her recently deceased dog is alive and well. No, it’s not a day like any other. Unable to deal with the vast difference between her memories and her present, Annie’s mind is slowly unraveling until she is no longer sure if the whole world is lying to her or if she hallucinated her entire life. But the truth? It is something she could have never expected.

Why do we recommend this book?

Filled with emotions, suspense, and wholesome horror (who knew that was a thing?), A Day Like This is a work of art that keeps on giving. The surprises never stop, and the ultimate plot twist had me reeling from shock for days. It’s truly a book that would stay with the readers for a long time.

P.S.: This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, then you can read this book for free.

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#2 Devils’ Day Party by C.M. Stunich

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Devils’ Day Party by C.M. Stunich

Title: Devils’ Day Party

Author: C.M. Stunich

Genre: Reverse Harem, Romance

Publisher: Sarian Royal

Type: Standalone

Pages: 536

Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5

Karma, the main character, is stuck in a time loop. She is trying to find a solution to break the loop where nobody dies, including herself. Whenever she sleeps, passes out, or dies, yes dies, she wakes up crashing into Calix’s car on Devils’ Day. On Devils’ Day, the people in her town wear masks and play pranks on each other. While going through various devils’ days and trying to break the loop, she confesses her love to her three bullies; Barron, Calix, and Raz. Will she be able to figure out the solution to stop this time loop, or will she be stuck in the loop forever?

P.S.: This series is available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, you can read this book for free.

Why do we recommend this book?

This book was a bit out of my comfort zone. But I enjoyed reading this book. You will be sucked into the world of Karma and won’t be able to keep this book down until you reach the ending. You will want to put an end to the suspense. P.S. Keep a pencil or highlighter ready with you. You are going to find lots of quotes in this book.

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#3 One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Title: One Last Stop

Author: Casey McQuiston

Genre: LGBT, Contemporary, Adult

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Type: Standalone

Pages: 418

Goodreads rating: 4/5

August, 23-year-old, doesn’t believe in magic or love. She is practical, and she is sure nothing could change her outlook on life, definitely not her move to New York City. But then she sees this beautiful girl on the train, Jane – charming and mysterious. August knows she has a subway crash, but slowly she realizes that her mystery girl is more than an old-school punk rocker wannabe – she is laterally displaced in time from the 1970s. As August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time, she starts to accept that maybe she was wrong about magic – they do happen. And they are beautiful.

Why do we recommend this book?

Last year’s release, One Last Destination is one of the best books on this list (that is to be expected. After all, it’s from the author who wrote the masterpiece Red, White & Royal Blue!) August and Jane were so amazing together, and the way they both complimented each other – both were damsels and knights simultaneously at times – was honestly goal. A must-read!

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#4 Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

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Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Title: Outlander Series

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Genre: Historical, Romance, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

Type: Series

No. of Books: 9

Books in it: #1 Outlander, #2 Dragonfly in Amber, #3 Voyager, #4 Drums of Autumn, #5 The Fiery Cross, #6 A Breath of Snow and Ashes, #7 An Echo in the Bone, #8 Written in my Own Heart’s Blood, #9 Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

Goodreads rating: 4.2/5

Spanning continents and centuries, the Outlander series follows the life of Claire and her family. They juggle through her time-traveling powers – just how much can you truly let go of your feelings when you already know how your story will end? It’s the era of the French Revolution, and the Scots are on the field, at war with life and death every day. But that’s about to change when Claire comes into their world. For some reason, her world from 1945 has overturned, and now she stands in the year of Our Lord, 1743. She left her perfect life (and her husband) behind due to some forces that she doesn’t understand, but as she gets caught up in the intrigues of lairds and spies, and with James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, she starts to wonder whether she even want to go back.

Why do we recommend this book?

Pretty sure everyone has at least heard of this series. A classic for time-traveling romance, Outlander, is so well thought out and amazingly written that it makes you wonder if you are still reading it and haven’t got pulled into their world. James and Claire were so hot together, and their whole family (which progressively got complicated throughout the series) was interesting to follow.

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#5 Oxford Time Travel Series by Connie Wills

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Oxford Time Travel Series by Connie Wills

Title: Oxford Time Travel

Author: Connie Wills

Genre: Sci-F, Historical

Publisher: Bantam Spectra

Type: Series

No. of Books: 4

Books in it: #1 Doomsday Book, #2 To Say Nothing Of The Dog, #3 Blackout, #4 All Clear

Goodreads rating: 3.9/5

The Middle Ages are a shady back alley of history. Still, despite the filth, the ignorance, and the Plague, a young Oxford history student Kivrin Engle gets her way to be sent to the Middle Ages for a few weeks of full-immersion research. She was armed with nothing else but a voice recorder to create her version of the Domesday Book, an account of what it was to live in those times. Every book in the Oxford Time Travel Series follows different characters as they use advanced technology to travel to various eras to connect with history (and sometimes, to leave behind hope and courage). 

Why do we recommend this book?

All the books can be read as standalone, though I recommend reading the last two books (Blackout and All Clear) together. They all are interesting, refreshing, and one of a kind. The series has an extensive range regarding the genre – you have thrillers and romance, something for everyone. If you had a chance to go to an era of your own choice, which one would you choose? The answer is easy for me – the Victorian era! (Bridgeton fan, anyone?) 

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#6 The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Title: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Author: Stuart Turton

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Historical, Adult

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Type: Standalone

Pages: 432

Goodreads rating: 3.8/5

Aiden Bishop knows that Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is an addictive mystery that follows one man’s race against time to find a killer and stop a cycle of time-loop, all the while stuck with guests who aren’t quite what they seem – matters made worse by the fact that he isn’t the only one stuck in this loop.

Why do we recommend this book?

This book had such an Agatha Christie vibe from the first page. The writing and the mystery had me hooked, and though slow at times (and longer than it needed to be), it was still a book that I would recommend to anyone without thinking twice about it. If you are a mystery fan, you need to try this book.

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#7 The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov

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The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov

Title: The End of Eternity

Author: Isaac Asimov

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Publisher: Fawcett Crest

Type: Standalone

Pages: 192

Goodreads rating: 4.2/5

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a man whose job is to range through past and present Centuries, monitoring and, where necessary, altering time’s myriad cause-and-effect relationships. But when Harlan meets and falls for a non-Eternal woman, he seeks to use the powers and techniques of the Eternals to twist time for his purposes so that he and his love can survive together. A classic time-traveling story first published in 1955, The End of Eternity is a work that never gets old, the world of time travelers woven intricately by the brilliance of Asimov.

Why do we recommend this book?

Though the characters were bland, the world-building was immaculate. Indeed a work of genius, the science part of the story was the best (not saying I didn’t like Andrew and his goofy love story). Would have loved to delve deeper into this world – I feel like this book would have worked way better as a series. Either way, it’s a short, engaging read that you could finish in one sitting.

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#8 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Title: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Author: Claire North

Genre: Sci-Fi, Historical, Adult

Publisher: Redhook

Type: Standalone

Pages: 417

Goodreads rating: 4/5

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing has ever changed till now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. “I nearly missed you, Doctor August,” she says. “I need to send a message.” He is stuck in the past he can’t change and a future he can’t allow. Harry August works to use his previous lives and their knowledge to make a difference. Again. Maybe though, this time would be different.

Why do we recommend this book?

The book deals with the concept of life and death in a beautiful, poetic manner. Though boring at times, it has a lot of heart. This may not be for everyone. It’s not the perfect book. However, I would still recommend this book simply because Harry is a worthy protagonist to root for (and feel).

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#9 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Title: The Midnight Library

Author: Matt Haig

Genre: Contemporary, Adult, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Viking

Type: Standalone

Pages: 304

Goodreads rating: 4/5

There is a library with shelves that go on forever between life and death. Every book is a different story. It provides a chance to try another life that you could have lived, to see how things would be if you had made other choices. Wouldn’t you like to do something different if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life and what makes it worth living in the first place.

Why do we recommend this book?

Love love love this one! It truly makes you want to be a part of the story. To open a book and see whether you truly lived a life of fulfillment? or there could have been better ones – the world-building is beyond incredible and so creative, and the main character is so relatable. Reading this book was a breeze that left me satisfied but still in need of more.

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#10 Time Quintet Series by Madeleine L’Engle

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Time Quintet Series by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: Time Quintet Series

Author: Madeleine L’Engle

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Square Fish

Type: Series

No. of Books: 5

Books in it: #1 A Wrinkle in Time, #2 A Wind in The Door, #3 A Swiftly Tilting Planet, # Many Waters, #5 An Acceptable TIme

Goodreads rating: 4/5

The storyline follows the lives of Meg Murray, her youngest brother Charles Wallace Murray, their friend Calvin O’Keefe, and her twin brothers Sandy and Dennys Murray. Beginning with A Wrinkle In Time, each novel features the characters encountering other-worldly beings and evil forces they have to defeat to save the world. And it all started on that dark and stormy night when a strange visitor came to Murry House and beckoned these kids on an adventure. While dealing with life-threatening situations, these friends find themselves unlikely heroes. But nothing comes without a price. So what would these children have to pay?

Why do we recommend this book?

Jumanji! Ok, it’s not (not even close), but there’s something here that reminds me of that classic masterpiece. Anyways, though labeled children, this series could be enjoyed by any age group – the series has something to offer everyone, and the effortless writing helps binge-reading (which is what y’all need to do here!)

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P.S: Some books recommended here are available on Kindle Unlimited. If you have subscribed to it, you can read these books for free. Check out this article: Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

SO, to conclude, here is the list of the best Time-Travel Books to read.

1.A Day Like This by Kelley McNeilBuy Now
3.Devils’ Day Party by C.M. StunichBuy Now
4.One Last Stop by Casey McQuistonBuy Now
5.Outlander series by Diana GabaldonBuy Box set
6.Oxford Time Travel Series by Connie WillisBuy Book 1
7.The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart TurtonBuy Now
8.The End of Eternity by Isaac AsimovBuy Now
9.The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire NorthBuy Now
10.The Midnight Library by Matt HaigBuy Now
11.Time Quintet Series by Madeleine L’EngleBuy Box set
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We hope that this list of the best Time-Travel books helped pick your next read or gave you recommendations to put on your to-be-read list. We hope that you enjoy them all!

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