The Hobbit–J.R.R. Tolkien

You remember all those “Lord of the Rings” books I was tortured by through high school? Bleary-eyed and groggy getting off the bus early in the morning?

Well, if only I had thought to read this beforehand. I don’t remember if I had no idea this existed at the time of reading those, or if I was simply just wanting to read the books before the movies came out, but I skipped over this prequel all together!

The Hobbit is not only an amazing book, but it actually is an easy read. I whipped through this book like there was no tomorrow! It’s obviously about a hobbit, you know, the one who had the ring before Frodo. Bilbo!

He’s a spunky little guy who doesn’t want to leave his house, but is forced to go on an adventure. He’s not like other hobbits.

Now I think I’ll read this again soon……. maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned it.

Great Expectations–Charles Dickens

I read this for the first time when I was in the seventh grade… and when I showed the dirty part to the boy beside me he ratted me out and the book was banned from the library and school. Whoops.

I just thought it was funny!

Anyway, if I was reading this in the seventh grade and not only understood it from a mature standpoint but actually enjoying it to the point of being riveted then I think you all should read this.

This is one of those rare books that if you are stuck in a rut where you don’t want to read anything, or you haven’t been able to read for awhile that it will get you back into reading instantly.

I say it a lot, but I love this book.