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Books Like The Hobbit:
12 Epic Fantasies Worth Reading

by Dena McMurdie

I discovered The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien the summer I turned thirteen. I stumbled across it while perusing my mom’s bookshelves. Instead of being put off by the thickness of the volume or the ancient publication date, I took the book back to my room and started to read.

It wasn’t my first foray into a world of fantasy, but it was one of my most memorable. I felt like I was right beside Bilbo as he fought trolls and giant spiders, outwitted a dragon, and played one deadly game of riddles.

I’ve read The Hobbit several times since then. It’s one of my favorite books and it’s one of the reasons I love the fantasy genre so much. I’ve sought out similar stories and found these books that gave me the same sense of adventure I felt while reading The Hobbit. If you’re looking for the excitements of an epic quest and characters you won’t soon forget, check out these books like The Hobbit.

What other books remind you of The Hobbit in all the best ways?

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