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::I'm specifically choosing this method because it expands what you already gleaned in earlier writing. There's a gap in style between ''The Hobbit'' and ''The Lord of the Rings'', but it can be bridged. But if you then start at the beginning of ''The Silmarillion'', it's almost biblical in style, and quite a tough chew. Of course, you can try it, but if you get stuck, just skip it and return to it later. --{{User:Ederchil/sig}} 23:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
 
::I'm specifically choosing this method because it expands what you already gleaned in earlier writing. There's a gap in style between ''The Hobbit'' and ''The Lord of the Rings'', but it can be bridged. But if you then start at the beginning of ''The Silmarillion'', it's almost biblical in style, and quite a tough chew. Of course, you can try it, but if you get stuck, just skip it and return to it later. --{{User:Ederchil/sig}} 23:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

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Hi everyone,

I'm really interested in reading Tolkien's books from the begging to the end, but after doing a little research there seems to be a decent amount of books to read and was wondering what specific order to read them in?

Thanks Unsigned comment by C6ZR1 (talk • contribs).

I would recommend the following order (with regard to Middle-earth-related stuff):
If you get to the end of the above and want even more then check out The History of Middle-earth series and The History of The Hobbit. Others may have different suggestions, but I hope this helps!-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  23:22, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
I would suggest a slightly different order. Start with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, then:
I'm specifically choosing this method because it expands what you already gleaned in earlier writing. There's a gap in style between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it can be bridged. But if you then start at the beginning of The Silmarillion, it's almost biblical in style, and quite a tough chew. Of course, you can try it, but if you get stuck, just skip it and return to it later. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 23:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)