Tolkien Reading Event 2023: Introduction and Schedule

Every year on March 25, the anniversary of the Downfall of Sauron, the Tolkien Society hosts Tolkien Reading Day. This year’s theme selected by the Tolkien Society is Hope and Courage. 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 25: Smiths and Stars: Once Upon a Time (Guest Post by BookmarkedOne)
  • March 26: The Fall of Númenor by J. R. R. Tolkien, ed. by Brian Sibley
  • March 27: My First Trip to Middle-earth: Why I Read The Lord of the Rings for the First Time (Guest Post by Michael)
  • March 28: Dualism in LeGuin and Tolkien (Guest Post by Ari)
  • March 29: In Defense of Morfydd Clark’s Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Guest Post by Charles Larrivee)
  • March 30: Mr. Bliss by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • March 31: Would You Be Able to Reclaim a Silmaril from Morgoth? (Flow Chart)
  • April 1: The Story of Kullervo by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • April 2: 10 Nonfiction Books about Tolkien and His Works If You Don’t Know Where to Start
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Use the hashtag #TolkienReadingEvent23 to follow our event and share your thoughts on Tolkien! We’ll also be sharing discussion questions and polls.

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For quizzes, discussion posts, reviews, and more, check out our Tolkien post master list here.

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