I can't really understand how I haven't done a full post about The Time Traveler's Wife until now. Probably for fear of people ripping my absolute favourite book ever to shreds- but hey, if one person does that while another goes and buys this, well then I'll be happy.
The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Henry and Clare. Clare meets Henry when she is five, and Henry meets Clare for the first time when she is 20 and he is 28. Henry involuntarily time travels, and the book tells the story of Clare and Henry's relationship, and how they try to deal with this. It jumps around in time, and tells the story from both of their perspectives, and it's just amazing.
As I mentioned all the way back in May, I've probably read The Time Traveler's Wife upwards of thirty times (which you can kind of tell from the state of the book...). I don't know what it is- no one else seems to love it quite as much as I do- but every time I pick this book up, I get just as caught up in it as I did the first time I read it. Whenever I see it in a shop, I get a little bit sad that I don't have the experience of reading it for the first time again (the only other book I've experienced this with is The Fault In Our Stars).
As always with excellent books, the film makes me unhappy because it just isn't anywhere near as good as the book. But, again, if it introduces someone to the book then I'm happy. I know a lot of people tend to find the jumping around in time thing quite hard to follow, but if you remember it actually tends to follow Clare's lifeline, it's a bit easier to get on with.
If you haven't read it- please do give it a try? I can't promise you'll love it- but I can promise that it's a lovely, lovely book.