Thursday, August 1, 2019

July poll results



Here are the results of the July poll, which asked the question, "How did you discover the OUTLANDER books?"
  • 37.32% - I started reading the books as a result of watching, or hearing about, the OUTLANDER TV series.
  • 25.02% - A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
  • 18.62% - I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
  • 7.02% - A friend or family member gave me a copy of OUTLANDER, saying, "Read this, you'll love it!"
  • 1.95% - A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
  • 1.81% - I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
  • 1.67% - Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
  • 1.32% - I saw OUTLANDER on a "Recommended for You" list on Amazon or elsewhere online.
  • 0.76% - I haven't yet read any of Diana Gabaldon's books, but I've watched the OUTLANDER TV series.
  • 0.49% - Someone at my book club mentioned them.
  • 4.03% - Other
There were 1439 responses to this month's poll. Thanks very much to everyone who participated!

I didn't vote in the poll myself, but I discovered OUTLANDER completely by accident, browsing in Barnes & Noble in 2006. The full story is here if you're interested.

I've done variations of this same poll about once a year since 2009, and this is the first time that the "I found the OUTLANDER books as a result of the TV series" option got the most votes. Even though this wasn't a scientific poll by any means, I think that's interesting.

Please take a moment to vote in the August poll, which asks, "What's your favorite way to enjoy OUTLANDER?"

1 comment:

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen first discovered Outlander in June od 2010 by a friend who worked at Barnes & Noble and knew I loved Historic Fiction and told me it was perfect for me and she was right , haven't looked back since , please post more soon. Happy Week . Loving Outlander, sincerely .