Tolkien Reading Day 2021 is on Thursday, March 25, 2021: What order to read Tolkien?
Thursday, March 25, 2021 is Tolkien Reading Day 2021.
Although founded in 2002, the very first Tolkien Reading Day wasn’t until March 25th 2003. It is because a journalist from New You are able to enquired whether or otherwise there is this kind of event for Tolkien in The month of january 2002 and also the society loved the concept a lot they adopted it – even though they didn’t have enough time to organize anything for your year and postponed it.The society chose an essential date in the book for that reading through day. March 25th may be the Downfall of Sauron.Recently The Tolkien Society have given information packs, bookmarks and posters for schools getting involved in the wedding. They also have provided free posters for occasions held by libraries and everyone happening near the event, instead of around the 25th.Using the recognition from the The almighty from the Rings film triliogy firmly impacting on the recognition from the books, Tolkien Reading Day was setup with about getting much more people reading through and finding that there's a lot more to Tolkien than simply The The almighty From the Rings.Typical occasions contain blood pressure measurements and discussions, however, many groups re-enact moments in the The almighty from the Rings books.
If you haven't seen the film, then I would recommend watching the extended version first. Great film.
Then read The Hobbit, which is a delightful YA novel. This would be followed by TLOTR.
I would also pick up the Atlas of Middle-earth. This is a grand way to follow the characters thru the books.
After the books you have mentioned, there is the 12 volume set of the History of M-e. I've read parts of it.
If interested, I can provide you with a short bibliography of books I've read and enjoyed.
For a more or less complete list of Tolkien's work check out
I hope, this helps.
Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!
Pippin, the wandering hobbit
Thain Peregrin Took II
Tookborough, The Shire
What would be a good book I could read to impress my honors English teacher?
One thing a friend and I started to last year is to tackle down the 100 books the BBC recommended as "must reads" in your life. You will find classics there, children books and even Harry Potter.
You could choose one of the list - and even if it is an "easy read" you have a very smart intro to your presentation. You could argue that although not all books might fit your taste, it gives you personal pleasure to widen your horizon with that "classic" you where always bit scared to touch, or the pleasure of indulging in a children story that you missed as a kid. Plus it is a damn good feeling to cross one more book of that list...Plus it really offers you a wide spread of books.
You can also start your presentation with "For quite some time I had this book on my personal list of works I should indulge in, but I never thought this book to be a "must read" intellectual wise. So when I saw it on the "Top 100 list" of the BBC I went to buy it the next day- ....
It gives you a smart intro already so even if you would choose Winnie the Pooh (which is on that list) I think your teacher will still be intrigued by your way of choosing it - still although I adore the Bear - I don't recommend to take that ;-)
Personally I would go for something like:
His Dark Materials - Philipp Pullmann (so I think the first book would suffice, and it fits your general genre of books you really like to read for pleasure - I LOVED it by the way, great fantasy stories, the movie is not making it justice)
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien (if you like fantasy it is something you have to read)
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (so many versions of it, but the original is still the best...and due to the popularity of the story an easy read)
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer (funny fantasy story, the first of a series, I thoroughly enjoyed it - but would put the Pullmann works ahead of Colfers...)
If you want something more classic, I liked
How to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee ( I consider it an easy read and really enjoyed the story-although it is not my typical genre)
So the other ones I know -so far- from the list are not "easy reads" or quite big (not sure how much time you have for the assignment...) so if you want to go for BBC that would be my choice
If you want to go for another direction, some of my favorite "make you feel smart books"
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Haddon writes out of the perspective of Christopher Boone, a high functioning autistic boy. The story has so many highlights, fun episodes and sweet insights that every page is worth reading it. - btw: if you don't choose it for you assignment read it anyway!)
Yann Martel - Life of Pi (Pi Patel is shipwrecked on a small rescueboat for 227 days with a Bengal tiger...initially there were more animals on board ;-) ... Pi had beforehand discovered Hinduism, Christianity and Islam for himself and while practicing all of them shows us spiritual and practical thoughts..it s not a religious book per se, I think you must read it to fully get it ... and I definitely felt smarter once I finished it)
Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers - the story of success (it is non-fiction book and I would have never touched it, if it wouldn't have been recommended to me. I finished the whole thing within approximately 12 hours of touching it for the first time. I can not describe it in short, as it tackles quite different sections of success, but it is so well written, so exciting to read (which factors played together to make Bill Gates "Bill Gates" / why are significantly more professional Ice Hockey Players in the US/Canada born in Jan/Feb/Mar) and insightful, smart and addictive that I think you can truly impress your teacher with this one. And don't worry, it's not one of these "self help books" it is just truly an easy, smart entertaining couple of hours you will have with this book
I hope there's something in the mix for you :-) Enjoy reading
what is the best book to read this day and age?
Read these this year
Children of Men by PD James
Wide Sargassa Sea by Jean Rhys
Dissolution by C J Sansom
The Gospel of the Second Coming by Freke and Gandy
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Fish out of Water by MaryJanice Davidson – book 3 of Fred The Mermaid series
Morrigans Cross - Nora Roberts
Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts
Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
Folly by Alan Titchmarsh – 3 times
Diva’s Don’t Knit by Gil McNeill
The Reader by Bernard Schlink - Twice
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – 3 times
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - 4 Times
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Could it be Forever - David Cassidy
Marked by PC Cast
Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell
Needles and Pearls by Gil Mc Neil
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence - 12 times!
Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Scott Fitzgerald
West End Girls by Jenny Colgan
Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwall
The Coldest Blood by Jim Kelly
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Just after Sunset by Stephen King - Twice
Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs - twice
Poison Study by Marie V Snyder
Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
The Secret by Rhona Byrne
The City of Thieves by David Benioff
All These Lonely People by Gervase Phinn
Girl Meets Ape by Chris Manby
The Bronte Project by Jennifer Vandever
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Agnes Grey by Ann Bronte
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck
39 Steps by John Buchan
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
The Blue Hour – A Portrait of Jean Rhys Lilian Pizzinchi
The Vampire Maid
The Queen and I by Sue Townsend
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Harry Potter Series 1-7 by JK Rowling
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
Mr Macgreggor by Alan Titchmarsh
The Last Lighthouse Keeper by Alan Titchmarsh
Animal Instincts by Alan Titchmarsh
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Love and Dr Devon by Alan Titchmarsh
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Only Dad by Alan Titchmarsh
World Without End by Ken Follett
Miss Chopsticks by Xinran
The Eyre affair by Jasper Fforde
The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Faces of Fear by John Saul
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter
Mr Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
The Wind Singer by William Nicholson
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
The Raven by Edgar Alan Poe