Shelf Love hosted this readalong. While it ended a couple weeks ago, I am so behind on my reviews that I am just getting my final post up.
I was a little behind most of the time, not finishing any of the books in their designated months except Return of the King. It was such a fun challenge and I was glad I finally had the opportunity to read the series.
The Hobbit – finished February 20, 2010
The Fellowship of the Ring – finished March 11, 2010
The Two Towers - finished April 3, 2010
The Return of the King - finished April 21, 2010
Title: Return of the King
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Finished: April 21, 2010
The final book of the Lord of the Rings series, was probably one of my most favorite. I loved the introduction of The Fellowship of the Ring, but I loved the conclusion of the story and tying up all loose ends.
Having seen the movie, the third chapter was always my favorite which probably explains why I enjoyed the third book the best. I listened to most of it on audiobook while driving too and from work and getting ready in the morning. It helped me understand hearing someone else speaking the words.
The Return of the King is the final completion of the journey and fellowship, the destruction of the ring and the crowing of a new king to bring everything full circle. It was a great tale that incorporated all your favorite characters and villains, romance and danger, and plenty of action.
*challenges: monthly mixer mele, 1010 category challenge, support your local library, 100+ challenge, lord of the rings read-a-long, books to movies, book blogger recommendation, project fill in the blanks, chunkster challenge, four month challenge, spring reading thing, classics challenge, april 12×12
Other Reviews: Reading With Tequila
The rules are whatever you want to make of them, but here are the guidelines the creator of NaJuReMoNoMo goes by:
1. Must Be A Novel. Works of fiction only, please. Memoirs, non-fiction, how-to books, and Garfield collections don’t count.
2. Memoirs Aren’t Novels. No matter how made up the story, anything ostensibly true isn’t a novel. Also known as The James Frey Rule.
3. Start and Finish a new novel in May
4. Re-reading Doesn’t Count. Try something new. Read something by your favorite author or try an entirely new author or tackle that novel you have always wanted to read.
5. Have Fun. Nobody is grading you or paying you or judging you. Read what you like and like what you read.
This is my third month joining in the 12×12 challenge. Last month I managed to read more than expected due to the Read-a-Thon but I would like to stick with my 7 books rule for this month and make an effort to read at least 7 new books for May.