15 Mind-bending Books to Grasp the Idea of Time

“Time” is the word that we use many times in a day, and however, physics shows that our common ideas about time do not work well for the real world. What we call ‘time’ in our everyday lives and our experience are totally different, and we hardly understand what it is.

Why does time flow in one direction? Why do humans perceive time so different than it really is? Is there a difference between the present, the past, and the future? There are excellent books that explore these questions and more, and we have curated 15 beautiful books about time. These books help you understand time ranging from the simple to the complex, the entertaining to the academic, and everything in between.

Ali Kaya


Ali Kaya

This is Ali. Bespectacled and mustachioed father, math blogger, and soccer player. I also do consult for global math and science startups.