There are numerous books based on time travel and each book cover new concept based stories. While time travel is not possible in real life, you read books based on it. Books of time travel span many genres, from historical fiction to science fiction and from romance to young adult. Here are top 5 time travel book recommendations.

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Top 5 Time Travel Book Recommendations

The Time Machine is a debut novel by British author H.G. Wells. The novel follows an unnamed scientist as he uses a time machine to travel from turn-of-the-century England into the far future. The Time Traveller is a obsessed with traveling through time. So he builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. The book is Time Traveller’s first-hand account of his journey. He lands in the year 80270. The world in the future has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss.

Instead of a world full of technology, the Time Traveller finds a primal society populated by the fragile, human-like Eloi and the predatory, underground-dwelling Morlocks. As the Time Traveler stays in the future he soon discovers a hidden cruel and deviant subterranean class. As he attempts to recover his stolen invention and return to his own time, the Time Traveller runs into many dangers and gets insights into unsettling visions of terrible future. The book was publishes in 1895. This book earned H.G Wells his reputation as the father of science fiction.

11.22.63 by Stephen King

Top 5 Time Travel Book Recommendations

11.22.63 is a time travelling novel by Stephen King. The book is about a time traveller who attempts to prevent the assassination of the 35th President of United States John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963. The story begins with Jake Epping. He is a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine and makes extra money by teaching GED classes. During one class, he asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away.

It is a gruesome and distressing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a turning point for Jake and his life just like Harry’s and America’s in 1963. One day his friend Al, who owns the local diner, reveals a secret, that his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al signs up Jake to take over an insane mission that has become his obsession to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

Jake finds himself in a whole different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. Jake takes the alias George Amberson and he goes from the little city of Derry, Maine where he handles the Dunning business, to the small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls in love with Sadie Dunhill. However, everything in the story leads eventually to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes suspenseful because history is about to be rewritten.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Top 5 Time Travel Book Recommendations

Outlander is a bestselling series of historical fantasy novels by Diana Gabaldon. The first book of the was published in 1991. The book is initially set in the year 1945. The novel follows Claire Randall, who is a former combat nurse. She just back from the war and is reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon. When she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that are in the British Isles. She suddenly is a Sassenach an “outlander” in Scotland that is torn by war and is raiding border clans in the year 1743.

She is hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand. Claire is propelled into the schemes of lairds and spies that threaten her life and shatter her heart. Claire soon starts leading a double life as James Fraser, a brave young Scots warrior, shows her a love so unconditional that she is torn between fidelity and desire between two different men in two incompatible lives. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is a riveting story with unforgettable characters. So this is one of the top 5 time travel book recommendations

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Time Traveler’s Wife is a debut novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The story is about Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian. They have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and they married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. This is possible because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder. It is a disorder where his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future.

His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, and equally distressing and humorous. The story portrays the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry try to live normal lives but everything is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control. Time Traveler’s Wife is a funny and poignant story of love.

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle


A Wrinkle in Time is a young adult novel and the first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s series Time Quintet. The book follows Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure hey search for Meg’s father a scientist who disappeared while trying to solve the tesseract problem. The tesseract is a wrinkle in time.

They find themselves on a dangerous journey through a ‘wrinkle in time’. Meg must overcome her insecurities and channel all her inner strengths to save her family. As the cosmic evil forces of darkness threaten to swallow the universe. On their journey they are helped by the amusing and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is a classic story about the battle between good and evil and the power of love.