“The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - 4 stars
The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who, like other hobbits, lived a more or less comfortable life tending to his garden and home and thinking mostly of his next meal. Unexpectedly, Bilbo finds himself included among a group of Dwarfs who are seeking to reclaim their home and treasure from an evil dragon called Smaug, and in return, Bilbo would receive 1/14th of the treasure they recovered. All thanks to the wizard, Gandalf, who misrepresented Bilbo to the Dwarfs as an experienced burgler. The journey proves to be difficult and often times dangerous, encountering trolls, giant spiders and goblins and elves. Bilbo luckily finds a magic ring that makes him invisible while escaping the goblins and outwits its former owner, Gollum, who accuses him of stealing his "precious". In the end, a great war was fought in defending and keeping the treasure, but all worked out for the best.
I'm glad I finally got to read this! What a great adventure!”