What are the best books about Tolkien's Middle-earth?

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    #1The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Marcos Sierra
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I am in love with Tolkien's Middle Earth novels. I think they are interesting and offer many great spins on the tales of Middle Earth. The Hobbit was my favorite by far. The adventure of Bilbo Baggins can never be understated and this certainly did not do that."
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    #2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.
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    Jin Ding
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book takes you into a marvelous fantasy that is both compelling and cautionary. It tells a gripping tale in such vivid detail. It touches on aspects of loyalty and honor and bravery and truly draws you in like nothing I can compare it to. I wish I had the words to convey how strongly I recommend this book. A must-read!"
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    #3The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)
    The Two Towers is the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in November 1954. It is about the war instigated by Saruman the White, ruler of Isengard.
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    Carolyn Estrada
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Two Towers is by turns my least and most favorite of the LoTR novels. It' the most bleak and depressing of all the books, but Sam's hopefulness and Frodo's internal turmoil make for very compelling reading."
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    #4The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King is the third and final part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published on October 20, 1955. It is about Frodo and his journey inside Mordor.

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    Tammy Thomas
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The Return of the King or The Lord of the Rings is the final part of Tolkien's brilliant story. Oh to get into the mind of the person who think like this. This book is a recommended collector version of the story and comes with illustrations that will impress any reader and collector."
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    #5The Silmarillion

    The Silmarillion
    The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien is a mythopoeia, fantasy fiction novel originally published in 1977. This book follows the story of the lands of Valinor, Beleriand, Numenor, and Middle-Earth along with its inhabitants.
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    James Austin
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Silmarillion is not as well-known as the Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Hobbit, and that's a shame. Wonderfully imaginative, this is well worth the read for any serious fan of the Middle-Earth saga. This book carries all the fantastic spirit and insight that Tolkien's other more famous works, and then some! I bought this while deep in a fantasy binge, and I never regretted a single page of it."
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    #6The Tale of the Children of Húrin

    The Tale of the Children of Húrin

    Narn I Chin Hurin: The Tale of the Children of Hurin is an epic saga written by famous novelist J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. It was begun in 1918 but was posthumously published in 2007.

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    Rafael Leal
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "It was cool to read more stories from Middle-earth. I really liked the subject matter and it was quite easy for me to read. "
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    #7Unfinished Tales

    Unfinished Tales
    Unfinished Tales: Of Numenor and Middle-earth is a book containing short stories written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. It was released in e-book form in 2012. 
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    Samuel Ryan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If you are into J.R.R. Tolkien books, this book is nothing short of amazing. If you want a book that contains both equally interesting protagonists and antagonists, this is the one for you. I personally love the fact that this book gives us a bit more background information regarding Middle-Earth and the extensive and storied history that it has."
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    #8Poems and Stories

    Poems and Stories

    Poems and Stories is a book containing poems and short stories written by literary icon J.R.R. Tolkien and with illustrations from Pauline Baynes. It was originally released in 1980. It includes the Adventures of Tom Bombadil.

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    Mark Gonzales
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "These are very interesting to read, I would recommend anyone who is looking for some children's stories to read these. I found many of these to be very interesting and fun to read, I recommended these to friends and family who wanted to read some of the authors other works."

Summary

Best What are the best books about Tolkien's Middle-earth
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The HobbitBooks 19 Paid
2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingBooks 15 Paid
3The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)Books 12 Paid
4The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)Books 11 Paid
5The SilmarillionBooks 10 Paid
6The Tale of the Children of HúrinBooks 7 Paid
7Unfinished TalesBooks 5 Paid
8Poems and StoriesBooks 1 Paid
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