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How did you discover the OUTLANDER books? (Poll Closed)

  • A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
    28%
    287 votes

     
  • I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
    21%
    215 votes

     
  • A friend or family member gave me a copy of OUTLANDER, saying, "Read this, you'll love it!"
    8%
    85 votes

     
  • I started reading the books as a result of watching, or hearing about, the OUTLANDER TV series.
    24%
    240 votes

     
  • I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
    2%
    23 votes

     
  • I found the audiobooks before reading the print version.
    1%
    11 votes

     
  • Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
    2%
    24 votes

     
  • I found a used copy at a garage sale, second-hand bookstore, etc.
    2%
    22 votes

     
  • Someone at my book club mentioned them.
    <1%
    4 votes

     
  • A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
    2%
    24 votes

     
  • I haven't yet read any of Diana Gabaldon's books, but I've watched the OUTLANDER TV series.
    1%
    11 votes

     
  • Other
    7%
    74 votes

Posted 7 months.

11 Comments

  • John DeCarlo - 6 months ago

    Sadly, never heard of Outlander until I began watching the Starz series. After the cliffhanger ending of episode 108, I couldn't wait the six mos. to find out if Jamie rescued Claire from the clutches of Black Jack Randall. So I went out & bought the book to find what happened next. Since then I've become highly endeared to both the books & the series.

  • Kathy Eagan - 6 months ago

    My oldest daughter kept ranting about the Outlander series on TV. Last fall, I treated her to a trip to Scotland partially due to her love of all things Scotch. Along the trip, she told me the history of Scotland, and I began to get interested. While in the gift shop at Culloden Battle Field, she pointed out book #1, "Outlander," which I bought. A day later, I was a full-blown Outlander junkie! Once home, I read all the remaining books, plus every spin-off book, and watch season 1 and 2 (twice). Right now, I'm re-reading all the books. They are richer and more meaningful having been to Scotland and now understand its history. I treasure that trip AND book #1...right from Culloden itself!! At the end walking the battle field on a gloomy, overcast, raw, blustery, rain/snowy day, a rainbow appeared over the tiny house still standing on the field. All's well with the world, hun?

  • ConnieT - 6 months ago

    My paternal family is from the area that DG set Jocasta's plantation and I asked a library volunteer a genealogy question. Sorry, she said, the guy who really knows the history room is not here But if you're interested in Scots you should read this book we just got. It was Outlander before it had a thousand holds on it.

  • Catherine - 6 months ago

    I heard about them during the Jacobite toast at our annual Clan Chisholm dinner during our Antigonish Highland Games (longest running outside of Scotland!) My cousin was telling us she had read a book and knew all about it- I should check it out. I remembered to do it 2 weeks prior to the event the next year and have been hooked ever since. This was likely 20 years ago!

  • Genie - 6 months ago

    Was the member of an online fan club for a TV show/actor in the 90's. Everyone kept saying if the actor didn't have a French accent, he'd be perfect to play Jamie. Enough of them were saying it that I checked out the first book...and have never looked back! (Although I have to say they were wrong...now that I've seen Sam in the role, he's the one that belongs in that role!)

  • Carolle Moore - 6 months ago

    They save books can change your life,Diana's words certainly have.Love the show amazing cast and crew,but it's Diana's words that live on xx

  • Myrna - 6 months ago

    The Friend who recommended Outlander to me was taken with Jamie calling Claire Sassenach!! I wish she'd lived to see the TV Series.

  • Ellen Johnson - 6 months ago

    I watched the first episode of the TV show and the read the books. Since that time, I have read through the series 8 times and working through the 9th time, plus read the Lord John books and other short stories multiple times.

  • Sharon Valdez - 6 months ago

    My college roommate recommended it to me when it first came out. I've loved it since 1991.

  • Betsy Eyrich - 6 months ago

    My library had the audio book Drums of Autumn, but not the others. I could tell that it was part of a series, but it looked so interesting that I decided to listen to it anyway. I was at the bookstore the next day, looking for the rest of the books!

  • Jayne Weinhold - 6 months ago

    Bought Outlander the year it was first published. I've been hooked ever since.

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