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

  • A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
    182 votes

  • I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
    148 votes

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

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

  • I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
    18 votes

  • Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
    11 votes

  • Someone at my book club mentioned them.
    10 votes

  • A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
    8 votes

  • I saw OUTLANDER on a "Recommended for You" list on Amazon or elsewhere online.
    6 votes

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

  • Other
    52 votes

Posted 6 months.


  • GAIL A - 4 months ago

    In 1991, my friend Michele Z, with whom I worked, knew I loved historical fiction and told me about this huge new book she had just found. She loaned me her copy of Outlander when she finished it. We were both very excited with the size of it and both completely hooked by the story. We were eager to find more by this author, but alas, neither our local library or our small town bookstore had any information on the author. Finally, when DIA came out, we tried to find it to buy but it wasn't shelved properly in any of the chain bookstores, so we had a merry chase getting a copy. We have had to wait for every single book since, and believe me, though it's well worth the wait, it is agony, as you all know who have had to do it too. I love being able to read them all in a row now. I do not loan out my original copy of O, but have several duplicates to give or loan and have hooked many friends and family. We have traveled to England and Scotland eight times since 1991 and have visited all of the sites we can find on our own. This July I will finally do an official Outlander tour with several friends that love the story as much as I do! I am a voracious reader and have been for at least 66 of my 71 years, but DG is probably my favorite story teller of all. I just pray that I live long enough to read the last book of this saga. Please, Diana?

  • N. Lund - 5 months ago

    I saw a few articles talking about the upcoming series in magazines. So, hearing it was based on books, I started reading about 6 months before the show premiered. I have read or listened to all of the books at least twice a year since. I continue to read and listen to other books, but am now thoroughly spoiled by the genius of Herself.

  • Nancy Licko - 5 months ago

    A friend suggested Outlander. She knew I liked series. I raved about the book to my husband and now he's hooked. We have read all the books more than once and watched the TV adaptations. The books are the best. Your writing provides such richness of character and scene that I struggle to find other good reads.

  • Kim Albertson - 5 months ago

    A good friend said, 'Eh, I didn't like this, maybe you will.' Hah! Finally tried the TV series this year. Now I have two Outlanders!
    Book series helped save my life and sanity, when life was drowning me and my spouse. Forever grateful.

  • Joanne G - 5 months ago

    I found Voyager at the library and it looked like an interesting read. When I started to read it I didn’t realize it was the third book in the series. I then went back, read the first 2, and then Voyager again. Drums of Autumn was just coming out, so I bought it and have bought and read the rest as they came out. I love the series.

  • Maggie Ferguson-Dumais - 5 months ago

    Found Dragonfly in Amber in local convenience it despite discovering it was the second book...Found Outlander....was caught forever in the story....have read the entire series many times....always wanted to see this story told in films.....have many tattered copies of the series I have shared....Dianna Gabaldoon is my all time favorite story teller....

  • Benjumea dalida - 5 months ago

    Magnifique diana❤️

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