On the Third Day of Christmas, I Traveled Through Time

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The 12 Days of Christmas is 12 days of awesome book recommendations from 12 amazing bloggers. This whole event is hosted by Trish over at Between My Lines. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll visit the other bloggers who are participating.

Welcome to Second Run Reviews and Happy Holidays! I’m pleased to day to share my top THREE picks for time travels.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I’ve been a fan of Outlander since the early 2000s. I travelled a lot in my first job out of college and a co-worker recommended this book to me. Why do I love Outlander? It has a bit of everything–historical fiction (American, British and Scottish), romance, science fiction (TIME TRAVEL!), medical fiction, and military fiction. I’ve probably purchased this book 3 or 4 times as I willing hand over my copy to anyone who is looking for something to read and doesn’t know what to read. Oh, and this book goes across gender lines! I know men and women who have read it.
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Traveler by Dennis W. Green

This novel is a unique take on the crime and mystery genre with a huge heaping side of science fiction, as Trav Becker discovers he has the ability to move between parallel universes. So while it’s not strictly time travel, Trav does experience different realities where the actions he takes in one universe happen to influence the other realities he encounters. This book will suck you in as Trav hunts down his worst enemy. This was also the first book I reviewed on Second Run Reviews.
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The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

This book was a complete and utter surprise. First off, I won a copy of this book via GoodReads First Read’s program and I win so rarely, I stopped entering. The summaries for the book do not do this book justice. It took me on a wild ride through time that did not let up until the end. Is time travel real? What happens when you change history? All of these questions are woven via THREE marvelously crafted distinct and interwoven stories that once you start reading you won’t be able to put down.
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Are you a fan of time travel novels or books involving parallel universes? What are some of your favorites?

About Terri M., the Director

Terri M., the Director

Terri started watching Doctor Who in 2012 after attending ICON 37 with a friend.
Her Doctor: the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston
Her Companion: Martha
Her Favorite Episode: "Vincent and the Doctor" Season 5, Episode 10
Her Favorite Companion that Never Was: Wilt
Her Favorite Quote: "History is a burden. Stories can make us fly." from "Robot of Sherwood", Season 8 Episode 3

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14 responses to “On the Third Day of Christmas, I Traveled Through Time

  1. I read and adored Outlander earlier this year so I’m delighted to see this one on your list. The other 2 are new to me but I’m adding them to my TBR now. They sound great!

  2. I love time travel, alternate or parallel worlds and all that goes with this type of fantasy! Thanks so much for the recommendations– I have attempted Outlander and not heard of the other two so they are going on my Goodreads wishlist now! I should try Outlander again (I’m not a huge fan of romance, and explicit sensual scenes, so that has held me back from getting past about 20% of the first book). It’s a new year and a new chance to try new to me authors 🙂

  3. I haven’t read much time travel and I’m dragging my feet on Outlander (I know, I know, it’s amazing!) but The Map of Time sounds great. I’ll have to add that one to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lola R

    I am not a big fan of time travel books as every explanation of it, just rubs me wrong. I have heard of Outlander, but haven’t read it. I know lots of people enjoy it though.

  5. I’m thinking about listening to the Outlander audiobooks. I’ve only seen one episode of the show but want to see more. I’ve kind of put off watching them in case I decide to listen to the books.

    • The show is a very faithful adaptation. As a long time fan of the novels, I feel the changes they made only strengthen the source material.

      The audiobooks are really well done. Davina Porter does an excellent job with the narration!

      Terri M., the Director
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