Time Travel Book Challenge 2011

In accord with my reading goals for 2011, I present my first book challenge for the year:

Time Travel Reading Challenge 2011

I love the theme of time travel, the consequences of going back in the past or racing to the future. Will things be better or worse? Will the simple action of stepping on a butterfly cause Hitler to win the war?

Time travel in movies and books can be so complicated and confusing, but if you stop thinking about the "how" and go with the premise you'll usually find one amazing story.

Alyce is hosting this challenge (Thanks, Alyce) and the rules are very flexible. Choose the number of time travel themed books you want to read and do so between January 1 through December 31st 2011. She has also included a very nice list if one needed help chosing appropriate material. I was happy to see that two of my favorite books, not just with the time travel theme, but of all time are mentioned, Kindred by Octavia Butler and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, hopefully some other participants in the challenge will discover these gems!

Me, I already had several books on my "to read" list and I've decided to finish five:

Replay by Ken Grimwood

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

About Time: 12 Short Stories by Jack Finney

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

I tried to get a nice mixture of serious and light-hearted and hopefully I'll love each one. Click on the above link if you'd like to join in on the fun.


Alyce said...

Outlander and Doomsday Book are two of my all-time favorite time travel reads. Good luck with the challenge!

iggystar said...

Aw yeah! Now I'm really looking forward to both of those titles. Thanks again for hosting the challenge.

Diela said...

Totally agree with Outlander... my husband and I both love the whole series. I'm looking forward to checking out what's on the rest of your list, as that's a favorite theme of mine too.

Also try the original novel of "The Time Traveller's Wife". Kind of sad, but a good read that was much better than the movie.

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

I'm doing the challenge this year too. I've read four of the books on your list and they are all 5 star choices. The only one I haven't read is Outlander, and it's on my list this year.