Books for Daylight Saving Time travelers

March 10, 2013
"The Time Machine," by H.G. Wells (Alan Rodgers Books) “The Time Machine,” by H.G. Wells (Alan Rodgers Books)

Still dazed by losing an hour this morning? Please! You’ve got it easy. Take a moment to consider what the characters go through in these 12 time-traveling stories:

  1. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (1843)
  2. Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy (1888)
  3. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain (1889)
  4. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells (1895)
  5. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)
  6. Slaughterhouse-five, by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
  7. Time and Again, by Jack Finney (1970)
  8. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (1991)
  9. Timeline, by Michael Crichton (1999)
  10. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (2003)
  11. The Map of Time, by Felix J. Palma (2011)
  12. 11/22/63, by Stephen King (2011)


Got another favorite time-timing novel? Add it below in the comments section. We’ll read it when we’ve got time….


Ron Charles is the editor of The Washington Post's Book World. For a dozen years, he enjoyed teaching American literature and critical theory in the Midwest, but finally switched to journalism when he realized that if he graded one more paper, he'd go crazy.
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