How I Met My Book: (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

How I Met My Book is a series in which you introduce your readers to a book on your shelf and share all about how it came to be there. I first discovered this series on The Book Dutchesses and decided to incorporate it here on my blog.

Look on anyone’s “Least Favorite Tropes” posts, and 9/10 times you will likely see “love triangles.”

I have to wonder if these are the aftershocks of the Twilight decade in which every single romance-heavy book published after Twilight involved some sort of love triangle.

Meanwhile, I’m over here googling “Books with the Best Love Triangles” back in July of 2016… well after the love triangle phase died down.

I wish I could find the list that had Outlander on it so that I could link to it, but I honestly couldn’t tell you where. It’s likely on a Goodreads list somewhere.

In any case, I saw how popular the book was and decided to give it a try even though it was freakishly long, the cover looked boring, and I never really had any interest in time-travel romance.

Little did I know what was about to happen to me.

I began reading Outlander and my world was turned upside down like only great books can do.

It’s rare, but when it happens? It makes the search for The Next Great Book completely worthwhile.

I finished Outlander and immediately started the next book in the series. When that was done, I was in such a heartbroken daze.

With every great book I’ve ever read, I’ve always been left feeling somewhat hollow when the book was finished. As if it took something out of me, or maybe filled me up so much that I was overflowing. Maybe a combination of the two.

Either way, I started googling more information about the series and stumble upon the TV series. I never paid for a subscription to a channel faster than I did Starz when I saw that the TV series was available there.

Thank goodness I’d discovered the show on a weekend because I got zero sleep. I stayed up all night watching.

The show was so epically good that I was left even more zombie-like when I blew through the whole season.

I forced my sisters and mom into reading the books so that we could mourn and die together, and they all went through the same thing I did. It is so gratifying when you can go through something like that with others.

Anyway, that’s my story about Outlander. I never did read past the third book and never watched past the second season, however, I do plan on finishing both at some point.

Have you read this book? How did you meet your most recent read?




4 thoughts on “How I Met My Book: (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

    1. Honestly? I think it depends on your taste! I don’t read much historical fiction or time travel romance, however, the romance in this is so epic it made me love both of those things. I think anyone who is a fan of epic romance stories should read this one – it’s a staple.


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