Should i read all volumes of middle earth?
( book of lost tales 1,2, lays of belriand, shaping of middle earth, lost road and other writings, return of the shadow, treason of isengard, war of the ring, sauron defeated)
should i read them in that order? and after that, theres morgoths ring and war of the jewels-
do i read those, or just read silmarillion in its place?
and then, unfinished tales- when should i read that?
i just wanna know when to take knowlege in of middle earth, i want the right order to read them in
thanks a bunch
I would read the Silmarillion after The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Then I'd tackle the others in their numeric order, were I in need of more background info. Of course as I have not read HOME Volumes 3-12, others my have a better answer for you.