Every year on March 25, the anniversary of the Downfall of Sauron, the Tolkien Society hosts Tolkien Reading Day. This year’s theme is Nature and Industry. The primary goal is to promote the reading of the works of J.R R. Tolkien! To celebrate, Pages Unbound will be hosting two weeks of Tolkien-related posts. In addition to our own thoughts, we will be featuring a number of guest posts!
- March 24: Schedule and Introduction Post
- —A Tour of My Tolkien Shelf (Guest Post by Arwen McGilvra)
- March 25: Which Tolkien Book Should You Read Next? (Flow Chart)
- March 26: Tolkien and the Great War by John Garth (Review by Krysta)
- March 27: Defending Middle-Earth by Patrick Curry (Review by Briana)
- March 28: Why The Fellowship of the Ring is Worth Reading (Guest Post by Elli @ NeedtoRead)
- —The Most Impactful Scenes from Tolkien
- March 29: Tolkien at Exeter College by John Garth (Review by Krysta)
- March 30: Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer by John M. Bowers (Review by Briana)
- March 31: History Repeats Itself: Tolkien’s Primary Villains (Guest Post by Mary Drover)
- April 1: J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter (Guest Post by Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku
- April 2: 10 Things I Wish the LotR Movies Had Not Changed (Post by Krysta)
Use the hashtag #TolkienReadingEvent20 to follow our event and share your thoughts on Tolkien! We’ll also be sharing discussion questions and polls.
More Tolkien Resources
For quizzes, discussion posts, reviews, and more, check out our Tolkien post master list here.