Okay, I couldn't decide where to put this exactly, so please forgive me if it should have been somewhere else. I have yet to read all the JRRT books (don't kill me! ). Here is my question: In what order should they be read? I am currently starting with the Hobbit and from what I understand the LOTR trilogy should come next, but there are a lot of books about Middle Earth. I just found out about yet another one today, Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One (The History of Middle-Earth - Volume 10) by Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien. And what about the War of the Ring? I'm so confused! It seems to me like there has to be some proper order in which the books should be read in order to fully understand what is going on. My thinking is that this order may not be the order that they were released in, due to the descriptions that some of the books have. I know it's a lot to ask, but can someone please make a list in order of which books to read? I have thousands of posts on other types of message boards, but I truly am a n00b when it comes to the JRRT Middle Earth stuff. Thanks!