Book: The Hobbit

Originally Published: September 21, 1937

By: J. R. R. Tokien 

While a predecessor to the epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien creates an intricate fantasy world with The Hobbit.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who lives a quiet and safe life until the wizard Gandalf arrives and sends him on a quest with a team of dwarves to retrieve treasure that is being guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s abilities will be tested on this unexpected journey.

This story is the perfect entrance to Middle Earth. Bilbo is an endearing character and you’ll be enthralled by each step of his journey. While there are many characters – mainly the dwarves – to keep track of, each has a distinct personality.

Readers are also introduced to many characters and topics from The Lord of the Rings, including Gollum, Elrond and the One Ring.

Final say: An adventure not to miss. ★★★★☆

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