20 Books for 20Somethings
Stand Alone Fantasy Titles, August 2012
The grandfather of the fantasy genre stumbled onto the story of a stay-at-home Hobbit contracted to join a team of dwarfs on an adventure to reclaim their gold from a dragon and in doing so he ignited the imaginations of readers and future writers. The tale of Bilbo Baggins and his unexpected journey was crafted for younger readers but has grown into a timeless classic. It is a precursor to his masterful Lord of the Rings but the tone and style are decidedly more light-hearted and mixed with more humor. Currently being translated into three movies by director Peter Jackson, all things Hobbit will be seeing a massive media blitz over the next three years. It could be the best time to pick up a copy and dive right in.