Why did I love this book?
Tolkien seems to be an obvious choice for a fantasy author. But The Hobbit was my first in the genre. Why would I recommend it? I grew up the only ‘reader’ in my house. None in my family understood how I could spend an entire day with my nose in a book. I’ll never forget the day my younger brother, and I talked about it. He said he hated reading. I told him he hadn’t found the kind he liked yet and handed him The Hobbit. So many years later, we are book buddies. I still spend time in Middle-earth it feels like home to me.