I made a general Outlander post a back when my blog was still super new and I’ve made bit of progress with the series since then so I decided to try and form some hopefully coherent thoughts about it. I won’t even try actually reviewing the books properly because a) they’re so long I can’t remember most of the stuff that happens and b) I’m too deep in the Outlander hell to say much more than I love everything anyway.
I started reading Outlander in the summer 2015 and at first I actually read them at a pretty good pace. Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn took me a month each, but then I got to The Fiery Cross… And slowed down to one book in half a year! Of course I’ve been reading a lot of other books on the side so that’s probably one of the reasons why. I just had a hard time focusing on Outlander alone because the books got longer and longer (The Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow and Ashes are both 1400+ pages long) and they kinda changed from a clear plot to episodic chapters and one book covers like 5-6 years time. It also does not help that the later books focus a lot on the American revolution which really doesn’t interest me. I feel like The Fiery Cross is where many people start considering dropping the series because the pace slows down so much but I’m stubborn so I kept going for the love of Claire and Jamie!
I have now read 7 out of 8 books so I’m almost caught up with the series! I’ll most likely start book 8 after Christmas because I have a bunch of other things piled up that I want to read too and I need a break anyway because I dedicated November completely to Echo in the Bone. I read over half the book last month so I’m honestly pretty impressed with myself but the second half and especially the end of Echo in the Bone was wild times anyway so that made it easier. I really want to talk about some parts of it but no one I know has read the series as far as I have so I have to settle for screaming internally and explaining things to my fiance in way too much detail (hint: it’s related to Lord John Grey).
I also made a little list with my very short thoughts on each book. Black text means it’s my original Goodreads review and red texts are my feelings now.
That’s two years of my life there! I don’t know what I’m gonna do once I catch up and have to wait for the next book to come out. Honestly, if anyone else is a fan of Outlander please hit me up, especially if you have read all or most of them because would be great to talk about them more. ❤
I’ve also been loving season 3 of the TV show so far, I can’t believe there’s only a couple of episodes left!