The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
I know what you're thinking and yes, I seriously just read this for the first time. I really don't like fantasy books, but this is a classic and I have heard great things. Even my dad, who thinks The Lord of The Rings books are terrible, liked The Hobbit. So I figured I'd check it out. I was not disappointed.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit. He likes to stay in his little hobbit hole and be alone. It makes him happy. But there's a part of him, deep down, that longs for adventure. This part of him is awoken when Gandalf the wizard appears one day and asks him to go. Bilbo, being a hobbit, says no. But that night, dwarfs appear. They are going to get their long lost gold from inside a cave, guarded by a dragon, and Bilbo would be their thief!
Bilbo goes with the dwarfs and has a long adventure filled with goblins, trolls, elves, a dragon and, of course, Gollum.
It was a fun read filled with humor and action. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite fantasy not being my favorite genre. Will I read The Lord of The Rings triliogy? Um......probably not, but maybe someday.