Feature Reading Tolkien Chronologically : A "History of Middle-earth" Reading List by Linaewen

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A method for reading Tolkien's legendarium in chronological order.


Story Notes:

I love reading things chronologically, so it wasn't long after becoming entranced with Tolkien and his vast history that I decided to try my hand at preparing a chronological reading list as a way to read through Tolkien in proper order.  As new works were published, I worked them into my "system" and used it to read through the series every year.  It is not a perfect chronology, for not everything is in actual chronological order, and there is repetition and some backtracking in order to include different tellings of the same events that often provide a new detail or insight -- but for the most part it covers the history in order as it happened.  For someone new to the books, it can be a bit confusing to read in this fashion, but for those who are familiar with Tolkien and his world, it can provide a fascinating and refreshing way to read the history of Middle-earth.


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1. Reading Tolkien Chronologically : A "History of Middle-earth" Reading List by Linaewen [Reviews - 0] (668 words)


Story Information

Categories: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, Unfinished Tales
Characters: None
Genres: Essay (non-fiction)
Places: None
Times: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: 58. 2012 August Challenge: Non-fiction
Chapters: 1    |    Word count: 668    |    Read Count: 4679
Completed: Yes    |    Updated: 08/17/12    |    Published: 08/17/12