Outlander - the book series
Our uncles noted that the Outlander book series didn't yet have its own discussion, so let's remedy that, shall we?
I read the second book in the series, Dragonfly in Amber, first, and was completely hooked. It was given to me by a straight male friend who was put off by its seeming bodice-ripperiness (his mother had given it to him to read - yay, parenting!) Looking back on it now, I think the first two books can be read in either order without significant issue. Although you do get some story spoilers in the second, you want to go back and read all the details, anyway, and many parts of the second book are Claire telling Brianna parts of the story of the first book. I think it's the framing device that makes the second book work so well.
I like the third book, too, although not as much as the first two. And I've tried for years to like the other books, but I must admit that there is very little that goes on in the Americas that interests me. She does get to expand Lord John and his fabulous snarkiness, but you can get more of that in his own series, anyway.
Do you have a favorite book in the series? Favorite character? Is there anything in particular about Diana Gabaldon's storytelling style that you love? Hate?