Friday, December 9, 2011

Time Travel Reading Challenge 2011 - Wrap Up!

It's that time of year when I begin to look back at my reading challenges and make a summary post of my results. I like to keep things simple and select only those challenges that fit easily into my normal reading habits, and since I love time travel or time slip novels, this one is an easy category to complete. A big thanks to Alyce of At Home With Books for hosting this challenge and creating a suggested reading list for the past few years. I understand she will not be hosting again in 2012, but I certainly will continue to explore books in this fascinating category.

I can't wait to start visiting around the blogosphere as my favorite book bloggers start wrapping up their "year end" and "challenge" posts. Let the fun begin!

Here's my list with a link to the reviews for the TIME CHALLENGE/TIME SLIP NOVELS:

Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine (3 stars)

House of Echoes by Barbara Erskine (4 stars)

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon (short story - 4.5 stars)

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (4.5 stars)

Midnight on Julia Street by Ciji Ware (3 stars)

Legacy by Jeanette Baker (3.5 stars)

Passage by Connie Willis (3.5 stars)

All in all, a fairly good group of time travel books read this year with the lovely historical romance, The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley being my personal favorite in this category. No surprise there as just about everything by Kearsley lands on my keeper shelf. A strong second place read was Barbara Erskine's House of Echoes , a delightfully haunting story with time travel and the supernatural.


Staci said...

Great job on this challenge...I love time travel on my stories!

Mystica said...

I've just got into this genre so I am making a note of your lists.

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On a Highland Shore
A Light on the Veranda
The Queen's Vow: A Novel Of Isabella Of Castile
The Edwardians
Maisie Dobbs
Howards End
Lady's Maid
Instruments Of Darkness
When Maidens Mourn
Where Shadows Dance
What Remains of Heaven
Where Serpents Sleep
Why Mermaids Sing
When Gods Die
Before Ever After
The Sugar Queen
Garden Spells
After the Night

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