Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander. Diana Gabaldon.

I’ve always fancied men in kilts and Scottish brogues. Throw in time travel, historical fiction, romance, sadism, humour, fear, and a healthy dollop of erotica and what’s not to worship? (Obviously, I’ll be binge watching the series.)

No. 4 on my challenge. Thanks for my signed copy, Mom!

What else am I to do?

It’s 10pm on a Saturday. Obviously now is the perfect time to start reading an 850 page novel about romance and time travel. Outlander. Signed.

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to which number this fulfills on my book challenge?

Update. I’ve finished. It was amazing. It could have fulfilled five numbers on my challenge:

No 1. A book you own but haven’t read. I’ve had this book since my parents visited last June. Diana Gabaldon is my mom’s favourite author, so Mom and I went to hear her read while she was in town promoting her latest book in this series. I had not read her books before, and had no interest in reading them, but Mom thought that I since I was meeting her I needed a book for her to sign, so she bought me Outlander.

No 10. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visitScotland is on my bucket list. Since reading the book, Scotland in the mid 1700s is on my bucket list.

No 13. A book with a female heroine. Claire Randall/Beauchamp/Fraser. Enough said.

No 25. A book that is more than ten years old. Outlander was first published in 1991. Apparently she started writing it on March 6, 1988 which was 49 days after my birth.

But ultimately, it goes to

No 4. A book your friend loves. My mom was my first friend (we met 49 days before DG started this book). And she wouldn’t stop badgering me to read this. And she bought it for me. So it’s No. 4.