The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
There have been so many books that I have loved over the years that it is difficult for me to remember a first one. I do recall I was fairly young when I first got my boxed set of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings one Christmas. I sat down and read the whole set straight through, from morning until night, from Christmas to New Year’s. No television, no radio, just reading — no doubt with a few breaks for meals and showers. I still have those books, moved many times and much worn.
I am rereading The Hobbit after seeing the second Hobbit movie recently. I still like the book better.
– Jerry A.