Joining the Narniathon21

As I’ve been getting my feet wet visiting other book blogs over the last couple of days, I noticed that a couple of people were participating in a Narniathon–a readalong dedicated to reading one book in the Narniad per month (in published order).

I commented on Anne’s blog, My Head is Full of Books, about how I read the series once 14 years ago (as an adult). I said that I enjoyed some of the books and disliked a couple of them. I also told her I wanted to read them again at some point to see if I feel differently about them now. She responded and told me she was a big believer in reading them in published order.

I think Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe is the best intro to Narnia. If one starts with The Magician’s Nephew all the fun of reading it as a prequel is lost. Plus it’s not as good. It might put readers off.


I then told her that I think that was why I didn’t like a couple of the books as I read the series in chronological order. She invited me to participate in the Narniathon and after thinking about it, I decided I might as well do it.

I’m a month behind, so for January, I’ll be reading THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE and PRINCE CASPIAN: RETURN TO NARNIA. I already have them checked out from the library. I may read some of Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe during Bout of Books this week.

Thanks, Anne, for the push!

If you want to know more about the Narniathon21, you can visit Chris over at Calmgrove.

Have you read The Chronicles of Narnia before? If so, which order did you read them in? Which book is your favorite?

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6 replies
  1. Anne@HeadFullofBooks
    Anne@HeadFullofBooks says:

    I welcome another friend joining the Narniathon. Chris over at CalmGrove seems like a great guy and I’ve already enjoyed reading the thoughts from other participants. Who knows? A chance for both of us to make new friends?! Keep me posted as to your progress. I’m already a month ahead because I attempted to read the series in 2021 and got through Caspian before I stopped. Not far, but a bit of head start.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Oh, that’s serendipitous. 😀 I’m very sure I’ll be able to get through both books quickly. I just need to focus on ANXIOUS PEOPLE first because I have to return it to the library in 9 days.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    I have been meaning to read this series with Peanut the last year or so, but it is definitely one that needs to be started in the winter months (at least if you are starting with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe). If I have some time I might have to unofficially tag along!


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