Sunday, December 11, 2011

Outlander Reading Challenge

Outlander Reading Challenge 

January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012


I am a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series and I keep hearing how people want to read this series, but never do.  Sadly, I haven’t read any of the Outlander novels since A Breath of Snow and Ashes came out in 2005.  The seventh novel, An Echo in the Bone, has already been out for a year and the eighth novel, Written in My Heart’s Own Blood, will be coming out soon (although not soon enough).  So I’m thinking I really need to get reacquainted with Jamie, Claire and all the other wonderful characters in the Outlander novels by starting from the beginning. I’m also thinking this is the perfect time for all everyone who keeps saying they want to read it, to finally picking them up.  Plus, for those who have read Outlander, but haven’t picked up the Lord John novels – yea, I’m including those too.  *grin*


So for 2012, I’m hosting the Outlander Reading Challenge.  Here are the details:

  1. The challenge will run from January 1st through December 31st.
  2. The goal is to read all 7 Outlander novels as well as all 4 Lord John novels, listed below, or as many as you can or want to do. (I don’t like inflexible reading challenges, so don’t stress out if you don’t think you’ll be able to get through them all).
  3. Once a month, we’ll get together and chat about where and what we’ve read (more details about this to come).
  4. After reading one of the novels, write your review and then come back to the main challenge page and add your link to Mr. Linky.  Make sure you include your name and which title you’ve read.
  5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome.  You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.


Dragonfly in Amber
Drums of Autumn
The Fiery Cross
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
An Echo in the Bone


Lord John:

Lord John and the Private Matter
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
Lord John and the Hand of Devils
The Scottish Prisoner

Monthly Chat:

During the last weekend of each month, let’s gather to discuss whichever novel we’re currently on.  I’m thinking, with 11 novels being focused on, a person could concentrate on doing one month – so it makes perfect sense to dicuss the books at the end of the month.  Plus, do we really need a reason to get together and talk books?  Right now I’m thinking we’ll do the chat via Twitter with the hashtag #LEOutlander or on LE’s Facebook page (via a note), this way people don’t have to be tied to their computers for any length of time and can come and go as one likes.  What do you guys think?  This part of the challenge is still in the works.  *grin*

For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.