The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
My hubby insisted I read this in order to better understand the movies. I don't like being told what to read, and reluctantly I started it... You'll be surprised at how much you care about and root for the dwarves, and Tolkien's visual with his description of Smog's belly encrusted with jewels lying around in his cave, this is story-telling at its very very best...