Thanks to Hollywood, almost everyone in this day and age has heard of The Lord of the Rings . But how many of you have actually read the books?
J.R.R Tolkien began writing the Lord of the Ring series with The Hobbit in 1937. The book describes the story of Bilbo Baggins and his finding of the ring of power. The Hobbit barely has anything to do with the Lord of the Ring trilogy. It acts as a Prequel basically, but if you haven't read the series, I recommend you read the Hobbit first.
The Fellowship of The Ring starts the Frodo Baggins era of the series. In this book, Frodo is given the ring, and along with it the terrible task to destroy it. The young boy starts his adventure with his gardener Sam and his two friends Mary and Pippin.
This is how the adventure begins. The next two novels deal with the conclusion of the story of the ring.I have read all four novels, and let me tell you that you haven't read anything until your read these books.