Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre: High Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars
Good Reads Rating: 4.19
Good Reads Summary:
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .
This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings.
“In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms or an oozy smell. Nor a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing to sit down on, or to eat. It was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort.”
(Disclaimer, I wrote that quote from memory so it MAY be incorrect)
The Hobbit is solidly at the top of my favorite books list. It always has been. I’ve read it more than any other book. I highly recommend it for anyone who’s interested in the genre but wary of having to plod through almost a thousand pages, which is pretty normal for Epic Fantasy. The Hobbit is a very readable 287 pages, and is packed with action and quirky, entertaining characters. It’s much lighter than The Lord of the Rings, although there is plenty of dark drama. If you’ve never read it, I definitely recommend picking it up. It’s a very enjoyable read.
Also, fun fact, I chose this cover because it’s the one I’ve had since I can remember.
Question of the Week:
Who are your top five favorite authors?
1. Jennifer L. Armentrout. As if you didn’t already know that. Her Lux series is one of my faves, and I think her new Dark Elements may end up being just as good!
2. Richelle Mead; I adore the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series. Incredibly entertaining.
3. Marissa Meyer: The Lunar Chronicles is one of my very favorite sci-fi series. So creative and fun.
4. Brandon Sanderson. This one’s new, but I’ve read Steelheart and Mistborn and they were both completely BRILLIANT. I’ll be checking out more of his work soon.
5. J.R.R. Tolkien. Because he’s really the one that started it all.