What are the best books by J.R.R. Tolkien?

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    #1The 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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    Raymond Peters
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a classic. Adapted into 3 full length movies, this book sets the tone for everything and provides character building arcs. I had read the Hobbit in school and loved it, this was my second JRR BOOK and I live everything about it. "
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    #2The 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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    Dennis Torres
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Legendary book by J.R.R Tolkien which is part of a legendary series. If you have not read The Lord of the Rings, get started on it immediately."
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    #3The 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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    Steven Wheeler
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book was epic! I loved the adventure and story. It was just a really good book!"
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    #4The 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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    Tammy Carter
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Lord of the Rings fans will love Tolkien's The Silmarillion. These tales help set the stage for the author's beloved Lord of the Rings series. Inside you'll find a letter of introduction from Tolkien himself and beautiful illustrations from Ted Nasmith that many have never seen before. "
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    #5The 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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    Andrew Young
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This book is a true classic. A must-read for anyone that loves books or just a great story."
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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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    Mildred Silva
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This was a very interesting book. I always enjoy reading Tolkien. After having read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books it was interesting to read some of the other things he's written."
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    #7The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-earth)

    The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-earth)
    The Lays of Beleriand is the third volume of the History of Middle-earth written by famous fantasy novelist J.R.R. Tolkien and posthumously published by his son, Christopher, in 1985. It is about the world of Elves in the Second Age of his saga.
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    Ankita Chauhan
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Another great read from JRR. I read this one a long time ago and recently curled up with it again to get lost in the world of elves."
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    #8The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

    The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

    The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun is a fantasy novel written by famous fantasy novelist J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings. It was posthumously published in 2009 by his son, Christopher.

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    Justin Lopez
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "JRR Tolkien is a great novelist who inspired one of the greatest trilogies in cinema history. It's fortunate that this author(or son rather) continues to pump out hit after hit for everyone to enjoy. 4.3/5 stars on amazon makes it a solid read for those interested in this author."
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    #9Tree and Leaf

    Tree and Leaf

    Tree and Leaf is a collection of writings by the renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien, originally published in 1964. It includes essays and poems deeply rooted in the history of England and the English language.

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    Mary Simmons
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The essays contained in the book are amazing. I love how it is not just on one topic. The history shared in the stories are quiet intriguing. "
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    #10Unfinished 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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    Timothy Roberts
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This tale book is one of the best i have read, i have had a very good time reading this book, and i suggest it to all readers who want to have a special time, because i am sure that this book has quality, good writing and tells a very special story. "

Summary

Best What are the best books by J.R.R. Tolkien
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingBooks 22 Paid
2The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)Books 20 Paid
3The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)Books 19 Paid
4The SilmarillionBooks 18 Paid
5The HobbitBooks 17 Paid
6The Tale of the Children of HúrinBooks 16 Paid
7The Lays of Beleriand (History of Middle-earth)Books 14 Paid
8The Legend of Sigurd and GudrunBooks 13 Paid
9Tree and LeafBooks 9 Paid
10Unfinished TalesBooks 0 Paid
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