Time travel stories stress me. I am not kidding. I have a hard time finishing these stories. I’m not sure why they get to me so much. There is something about the uncertainty of them that freaks me out.
I also think that a lot of time travel books fall more in the fantasy realm where the travel is done via magic like in Outlander. But there are a few that I’d recommend that lean more towards the sci-fi realms.
At this point I’ll follow Kelley Armstrong anywhere she wants to take me. Urban fantasy? Ok. Contemporary crime fiction in the Yukon wilderness? Absolutely riveting. (Seriously, read her Rockton series.) So I trusted her with a story about a modern police detective who gets taken back in time into the body of a Scottish maid.
I started this on audio but I had to switch to reading it. It was stressing me out too much to take the time the savor the audio. I did better once she was able to confide in someone. That took the edge off of it for me.
This plays with putting a trained modern detective in the household of a man who is starting to discover the earliest rudiments of forensics. There are going to be more books in this series and I will read more.
The Chronicles of Saint Mary’s series follows a group of time-traveling historians. They go back in time to watch events as they happen. Something always goes wrong.
I read several of the books in this series and then I wandered off and don’t think I ever finished. I enjoyed them though until at one point they were stuck in the prehistoric past with dinosaurs and I lost interest.
I read 1632 a long time ago. In this series a West Virginia town is transported to Germany in 1632. The people of the town have to try to find a way to survive in the political upheaval of the area at that time.
This turns into a sprawling story with so many subplots that it was really hard to keep it all straight. I eventually gave up. A look at Goodreads shows that there are now 74 primary works in the 1632 Universe. They are broken down into different storylines so a new reader can figure out where to start.