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The other day I was wondering about what new features I could introduce in 2016 that would be simultaneously cool and comforting. The answer, went it came to me, was pretty obvious: a time travel project.
I love time travel. Together with unreliable narrators and epistolary narratives, it is probably my favourite trope/plot. I then looked up both the novels featuring time travel that I have read and the ones that I haven’t, and noticed that even though I have read a lot of classic and new time travel stories, there are quite a few still left for me to enjoy. HOORAY.
Thus, The Time Travel Project was born.
About the Project:
Starting this month and with no end date in sight, I shall be reading ALL the time travel novels:
– I will be reading a mix of older Time Travel stories and upcoming ones;
– Time slip counts as time travel;
– Novels can be in any genre (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror) and any age category (Middle Grade, Young Adult, Adult).
Keeping Track of Time (Travel) – Part I:
Some of the books I have already read are:
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner
So You Want to Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman
Mr Was by Pete Hautman
The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
Blue Thread by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
Into the Wise Dark by Neesha Meminger
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The Night Watch by Connie Willis
All our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
The WarLord of the Air by Michael Moorcock
The Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
My favorites among those are: All the Connie Willis, When You reach Me, The Freedom Maze, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Keeping Track of Time (Travel) – Part 2
I’ve created a Goodreads shelf which I will keep adding to.
Books I plan to read this month:
New: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Old: In The Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
What are YOUR favourite Time Travel books? I would LOVE to hear your suggestions on what to add to the masterlist: comments welcome!