17 of the Best Books for Outlander Fans

The best books for outlander fans!

Forget that Winter is coming (or is here I suppose.) More importantly, Outlander Season 3 is debuting September 10. We are both huge fans of this book and tv series. Starz’s Season 3 is an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s third book in the series, Voyager. The book, which is excellent, features Claire and Jamie’s lives apart and their attempted reunion. This story has so many components that move the plot along and seems like 7 books in one! And at 1072  pages it is as long as seven books! We are happy that our Droughtlander is over but we wanted to share the books that got us through the wait. 

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PSST: Check out our review of the Season 3 premiere!

Rose Garden by Susanne Kearsley 

Featuring accidental time travel, coastlines and greenery reminiscent of Scottish Highlands, and woman in love with a man from a past, this story is like Outlander light.


The Cousin’s War Series by Philippa Gregory

The chess like maneuvers by the various factions of the Tudor dynasty reminds me of Jaime and Claire’s attempts to thwart the Culloden uprising.


Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

This epic love story features one of the most bad-ass heroines in the literary world just like Claire. The movie adaptation is excellent as well (it won 13 Oscars including Best Picture in 1940,) just like the Starz adaptation of Outlander!

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen Flynn

I love the grittier side of this novel. It doesn’t romanticize the time period, very similar to the way Diana Gabaldon shows the harsh realities of life in the Highlands or on board a ship at sea.


Scribe of Siena by Melodie WinawerAnother time travel love story. This is the perfect recipe for any fan of Outlander but think Italy in 1357.



Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Time travel- check. Love story- check.  This book has it all and is a page turner as well.  If you haven’t read this book, grab it!


11/22/63 by Stephen King -Just like Jamie and Claire try to stop the Culloden uprising, this book is centered on the idea of stopping the assassination of JFK.  And, just like Outlander, this book is a doozy at 860+ pages.



The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

*SPOILER* Voyager has Jamie traveling to Jamaica to save Ian so we included this book by Alice Hoffman.  It takes place in the Carribean as well as being an epic love story.


The Odyssey by Homer

The boat journey in Voyager reminded me of the Odyssey for some reason. I think it’s the epic quest and the unknown perils of life at sea. Plus Odysseus and Penelope’s love story is one of the best stories out there.


Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

Totally cheesy but very fun for any Outlander fan. Emma needs a life change so she travels to Scotland in search of her own Jamie…she ends up finding her inner Claire instead.


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

One of the original books about time-travel and fantasy. Some may say that it inspired a genre. It’s currently being made into a movie by Reese Witherspoon.


Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

If you have never read this series, it is a must.  It took 28 to publish the epic conclusion of this series.  Part historical fiction (emphasis on fiction) and part love saga, this series is a must.


Juliet by Anne Fortier

I love the way this love story is woven between two different romances many, many years apart. The ancient city of Siena has my heart now too in a similar way as Scotland.


Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

A story about the invading Jacobites in 1708 that takes place at Slains Castle. A writer from the present decides to write a story about her ancestor from this time frame and begins to live the experience herself.


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford  

Two lovers are separated in the mists of war and are reunited later in life. The relationship between the characters is reminiscent of Outlander.


Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Taking place in a castle on the Cornish coast that evoked the Scottish Highlands. This cleverly woven tale features a girl on a quest to find out who she is and uncover the mysteries of her cherished book of fairy tales.

Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

A story about a love lost and an attempt to find new love, this book has a similar underlying tone to Voyager.



Pin now and Read later! From classic love stories to story about time travel, there is something here for every Outlander Fan. And there are enough books to keep you satiated for when the next droughtlander begins! If you LOVE Outlander, you will love these classics. One is a series and one stands alone as one of the greatest stories ever written. If you loved Outlander, you will love these tales of time travel. Both these great books are try to change the course of history but, can they succeed? Great books to read if you love Outlander. Both these books have time travel and a great love story. Is there anything better?

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From Classics to Historical Fiction and Romance to Time-Travel novels, there is something on this list for every Outlander fan! Find the best books to get you through Droughtlander!17 incredible books for Outlander Fans. The best books to help an outlander book hangover. Favorites include classics like the Odyssey and Gone with the Wind, Time-travel books like Winter Sea and Scribe of Siena and Epic Historical Fiction Series like Clan of the Cave Bear and The Cousin's War Series.,

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