[Book Review] The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

The Hobbit is a pinnacle in the fantasy genre, the eponymous book that came before.

I read this book many years ago. It was actually one of my first books when I was first becoming the reading person I am today.

The Hobbit is a fun book, detailing the adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he treks across Middle Earth to burgle for Thorin and his companions. On this journey, Bilbo learns to overcome adversity and makes friends. He makes new discoveries and learns that sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to new adventures.

J.R.R. Tolkien has a way with words and creating worlds, and it shines through in this instalment. The characters are diverse, and despite this novel not being as heavy as it’s successor The Lord of the RingsThe Hobbit has a more fun approach to story telling, woven together by Tolkien’s words and songs throughout.

Overall, I enjoyed rereading The Hobbit. It’s immersive and wonder building leads through many alleys of Middle Earth, and is a great read for all readers.

What do you think of The Hobbit? Let me know in the comments!

Vote For Our May Book!

Hello, and welcome to our first poll for our first book of the month!

Gathering suggestions did not go so well, but hopefully, people don’t mind the suggestions I have put forward myself.

This first book is exciting to me, and hopefully everyone feels just as excited as I do.

The poll should hopefully be at the bottom of the post! (I edited this section, as it was not appearing!)

For synopses of all the books, I will include the links to their Goodreads pages.

Stay With Me

The Hobbit

Practical Magic

Manhattan Beach

The Leavers