TTT | Books With a Unit of Time In the Title

Posted June 7, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in top ten tuesday / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Okay, technically the topic for today was books with a unit of time in the title, but I haven’t read or want to read a lot of books with any form of time in their titles. Instead I decided to feature books that have time travel in their plot. The time travel is only one facet of these books plots, as you’ll see there are books with romance, war, and coming-of-age stories, as well as time travel.

Ugh, this book gave me all the feels! I still need to re-read it to see if I actually understood everything. While it wasn’t perfect, I still put it high up on my list of great books I read this year.

I seem to be in the minority when it comes to this book because I wasn’t the biggest fan. The concept of a library where you can travel in time after changing one decision was fascinating to me. However, I felt the writing and the message were over used platitudes to the character dealing with depression and suicide.

I mean most people know about this novel, even if they haven’t read it. I read it, I think in 8th grade, maybe 9th (or was it 10th?). I did find the novel quite lovely, but it wasn’t one that I thought I would ever revisit or want to keep on my shelf.

This is another book I haven’t read, but I do own and hope to read soon (ish). Thursday Next is a literary detective and time travel is common place. But someone starts kidnapping characters out of literature and Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career. It sounds like such a fun novel with references to works of literature throughout time.

This book, oh my god, this book! Let me tell you, even if you are a hard death penalty opponent this novel will have you rethinking all those ideas about death, forgiveness, and prison all tied up in a wonderful mystery!

Another series that I read the first few and then stopped. I did enjoy the first book up to Jamie being held hostage by Blackjack cause I’m not about torture rape porn in my reading. I stopped reading the 3rd book in the series once Jamie and Claire where reunited and happy.

This is consistently one of my all time favorite books. A wonderful book of Billy Pilgrim, a WWII veteran and POW, who becomes “unstuck in time” and experiences his life out of order. Such a great book about veterans, POWs, and PTSD!

Okay, yes, time travel is mostly at the end for this one and more of a focus in the second book, don’t care. We can also all agree that this is Twilight for adults with slightly better writing. I will admit I only read this one and still haven’t read the second or the rest of the series.

I haven’t read this yet, but it is on my list to read in the next month or so (along with McQuiston’s newest book)! I mean lesbians and time travel, yes please!

This is one of those lovely children’s classics! I absolutely love Madeleine L’Engle and A Wrinkle in Time is such a wonderful coming-of-age story.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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6 responses to “TTT | Books With a Unit of Time In the Title

  1. I love the idea of using time travel books for this prompt. Fun! I’m glad I’m not the only outlier on THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY. Like you, I thought the library of a million chances was intriguing, but the story just didn’t do much for me.

    Happy TTT!


    • Thank you!! I’m so glad I’m not alone in not liking The Midnight Library. I’m always a little hesitant to mention books I don’t like because you never know how other readers will react.

  2. The All Souls trilogy is one of my favorites, so I’m glad to see you feature it. You should keep reading it, though! The second book is the best one.

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