Book :: The Hobbit

The Hobbit
By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 351
Published: Sep 21st, 1937
Genre(s): Fantasy
Young Adult
Rating: (29)


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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

Loved it. It's so long ago that I read it, but being a lover of fantasy stories, this is a very satisfying read.

Oct 14th, 2019

forline forline

Loved this so much more than the trilogy. I read this solo in my early 20s and then to my two sons .....the pre-k son preferred this to every other book I read...and he read it as soon as he learned to read. It's that good!

Jan 4th, 2018

Portia Portia

Mar 13th, 2017

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Sep 1st, 2016

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

A enriching tale all kids must have read at least one time.

Jun 1st, 2016

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 18th, 2015


Althought it's a children's book it's quite difficult for some readers so keep that in mind. That being said, once they're at the right level they will love it.

Jun 1st, 2015

mreyes mreyes

Mar 8th, 2015

LosWochos LosWochos

Jan 21st, 2015

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

lizpattillo lizpattillo

I know so many people who love this story, but honestly, I just found it incredibly dry. It had an okay plot, but if you don't love it as much as you thought you should, you're not alone. Which is probably just that I expected too much.

Nov 26th, 2014

acpac2004 acpac2004

Jul 25th, 2014

krisxtina krisxtina

Jul 22nd, 2014

bdubransky bdubransky

May 26th, 2014

sanayhs sanayhs

May 9th, 2014

Mye-Booktopia Mye-Booktopia

An epic fantasy novel that is filled with fighting, freedom, emotion, and legends. A must-read.

Mar 14th, 2014

abq22 abq22

Feb 27th, 2014

Fede Fede

Feb 20th, 2014

mperry2743 mperry2743

A pleasant read. The movies and mythology do not do it justice.

Dec 17th, 2013

ibastias ibastias

Dec 10th, 2013


Excellent book.

Nov 17th, 2013

red13x red13x

Not bad. It was worth reading this before LoTR.

Nov 6th, 2013

QueenBeeChelle QueenBeeChelle

Aug 20th, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

I read this expecting more.

Aug 11th, 2013

Mass Mass

Loved it

Jul 28th, 2013

aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

Applejack Applejack

One of the greatest fantasy novels ever written. Tolkien creates a magical land, fills it with mystical creatures, then leads you on a most amazing journey. Battles with orcs, encounters with elves, the discovery of a powerful ring, a great dragons treasure, culminating in a great battle for power, kingdom and freedom.

Jun 4th, 2013

rconawa rconawa

The beginning of the greatest story ever created in the mind of a man. This story grabs you and leaves you wanting more and the more is delivered in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Mar 25th, 2013

loonyluna1331 loonyluna1331

I am a huge fan of this book. Although I have not read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I find that this particular novel can stand alone quite easily. We were asked to read it for 8th grade English, but by this time I had already read the novel once, and since I have read it another time just for fun. It is very engaging and a must-read for any fantasy fans out there.

Feb 3rd, 2013

The Hobbit appears on these lists...

16th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

25th on The Big Read by BBC

19th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

22nd on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books