This week Krysta and Briana at Pages Unbound are hosting the discussion: Should the Narnia books be read in chronological order or in publication order?
To this I have to say, do what you want, I’m not the boss of you. And I honestly don’t have very strong opinions on this topic, other than that the first book chronologically (The Magician’s Nephew) is one of the least interesting.
I read the books in chronological order because that’s how they were labeled and I didn’t know there was another order one might read them in. *shrug* I will probably give them to my children in this same order, just because I know it am familiar with it.
BUT! I’ll read them The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe first. Because, well, obviously. It’s the best book in the series, perfect for hooking you into it. I’ll probably read it to them when they’re six or so, then when they’re old enough to read the series on their own hand it to them in chronological order.
But it wouldn’t be too hard to change my mind, I’m not super committed to this decision.
What order do you think Narnia should be read in?