I am currently re-reading through “The Hobbit” partially because the first part of it is coming out this December:
I’ve grown up reading through Tolkien’s works a few times, but I’ve always had a special place for “The Hobbit.” It’s written at a more accessible level than “The Lord of the Rings”, which allowed me to read through it at a younger age. Additionally, my dad is a huge Tolkien fan as well, and had copies of “The Hobbit” as audio books, comic books, animated movies, etc. which made it easy to become a fan. Besides, you get a great backstory behind Bilbo Baggins, the one ring, Sting (the sword, not the singer), and many other geeky items of Middle Earth lore. Stay nerdy.