I’ve been thinking about the monthly discussions for the Outlander Reading Challenge and I think I’ve worked it out. The idea I had was that at the end of each month, we would gather in one place to discuss – either on LE’s facebook page or as a Twitter hastag. But that’s kind of limiting in my opinion. What happens for someone who doesn’t have a facebook or twitter profile (I’ve met someone who doesn’t have one)? So what we’ll do is each month we’ll have a monthly update where we’ll discuss the one of the Outlander novels. This way, there’s one central location where everyone can go and discuss this fabulous series.
The only glitch in this brilliant plan of mine is the book order. Obviously we’ll cover Outlander at the end of January, but where do we go from there? Do we go straight through the 7 Outlander novels and then cover the Lord John ones; or do we sprinkle the Lord John novels throughout the Outlander ones so there’s a break if we need them? So there’s a choice and I’m leaving it all up to anyone participating. Here are two optional schedules we could do:
|Option 1 – the straight run||Option 2 – sprinkled with Lord John|
|February||Dragonfly in Amber||Dragonfly in Amber|
|March||Voyager||Lord John and the Private Matter|
|April||Drums of Autumn||Voyager|
|May||The Fiery Cross||Drums of Autumn|
|June||A Breath of Snow and Ashes||Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade|
|July||An Echo in the Bone||The Fiery Cross|
|August||Lord John and the Private Matter||A Breath of Snow and Ashes|
|September||Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade||Lord John and the Hand of Devils|
|October||Lord John and the Hand of Devils||An Echo in the Bone|
|November||The Scottish Prisoner||The Scottish Prisoner|
|December||All novels||All novels|
So now the choice is up to your. I’m leaving the poll open until the end of the month and I’ll announce which option wins in December’s Escapist Newsletter.