Our Silmarillion Read-Along: 2018 Summer Schedule

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The Tea with Tolkien Silmarillion
Read-Along Summer Schedule (2018)

This summer will be our first ever Tea with Tolkien read-along and book club for Tolkien's The Silmarillion! I'm so thrilled to be joined by over 100 of you in our Facebook group where we'll journey through this beloved text together. 

Below is the schedule we'll be sticking to as we read this summer. We'll be taking 12 weeks to do our read-along, allowing us to work through it at a good pace and discuss it in depth as we go! If you haven't already, you can join our free facebook discussion group by clicking on the banner below.

Each Monday, we'll begin chatting in the group about the week's chapter(s) and continue throughout the week. We'll be asking questions, examining themes, and reflecting on how Tolkien's Catholic philosophy influenced his writing. 

If you aren't on Facebook, I'll be posting a weekly blog post as well as a thread on Twitter -- I'd love for you to join us in any way you can! 

If you haven't already purchased your copy of The Silmarillion, I recommend this one for everyday reading. And if you have Amazon Prime, this book is available for free on Kindle! 

 

Week One | June 4:  Ainulindalë

Week Two | June 11: Valaquenta

Week Three | June 18: Beginning Quenta Silmarillion

  • 1. Of the Beginning of Days
  • 2. Of Aulë and Yavanna
  • 3. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

Week Four | June 25:

  • 4. Of Thingol and Melian
  • 5. Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië
  • 6. Of Fëanor and the Unchaining of Melkor

Week Five | July 2:

  • 7. Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor
  • 8. Of the Darkening of Valinor
  • 9. Of the Flight of the Noldor

Week Six | July 9:

  • 10. Of the Sindar
  • 11. Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
  • 12. Of Men

Week Seven | July 16:

  • 13. Of the Return of the Noldor
  • 14. Of Beleriand and its Realms
  • 15. Of the Noldor in Beleriand

Week Eight| July 23:

  • 16. Of Maeglin
  • 17. Of the Coming of Men into the West
  • 18. Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin

Week Nine | July 30:

  • 19. Of Beren and Lúthien
  • 20. Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad
  • 21. Of Túrin Turambar

Week Ten | August 6:

  • 22. Of the Ruin of Doriath
  • 23. Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin
  • 24. Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath

Week Eleven | August 13: Akallabêth

Week Twelve | August 20: Of The Rings of Power and The Third Age & Recap of The Silmarillion