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Book Recommendations: For Those who are Hobbits

With so many books dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien and his work, there is something out there for every fan. Maybe you feel curious and want to learn more about the hobbit way a life, or maybe you know you’re a hobbit that truly belongs in Middle-earth. Whatever the case, these books can help bring a little of the Shire into your life.

The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life

Noble Smith’s The Wisdom of the Shire is a necessity for every hobbit! “He explores subjects dear to a Halfling’s heart, such as beer, food, and friendship, as well as more serious concerns, such as courage, living in harmony with nature, and good versus evil. ” This book can also help you learn how to deal with your own personal Gollums in life, and show you how to appreciate all of the amazing little things in life like a good long walk or a beautiful garden.

Wisdom of the Shire

Hobbit Lessons: A Map for Life’s Unexpected Journeys

Hobbit Lessons by Tolkien scholar, Devin Brown, contains timeless and spiritual messages to help navigate your journey. “This is a book for anyone undertaking an adventure and leaving a life that has been familiar, comfortable, and predictable. It’s for anyone starting a new life where nothing may be familiar, a life that is sure to be uncomfortable at times and anything but predictable.” Whether it means you recently moved to a new home, graduated school, or are planning on going on your own adventure, Hobbit Lessons can help you on your way.

Hobbit Lessons

The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook: Everything I Need to Know about Life I Learned from Tolkien

If you want to know how to become more familiar with all forms of people in Middle-earth, learn about creatures that live beyond the comfort of the Shire or how to solve riddles, The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook from The Shire Collective is a must have. “So put another log on the fire, cut another slice of seed-cake (is it time for elevenses already?) and curl up with The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook. You’d never consider going on a nasty adventure, but it’s always best to be prepared, right?”

Hobbit Handbook

The Hobbit Companion

The Hobbit Companion by David Day is indeed a beautiful book and is filled with illustrations by artist, Lidia Postma. It sheds light on the different words Tolkien used in his stories which include The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Readers can learn what exactly the word “hobbit” means, and the meanings behind the names of some of our favorite hobbits such as Frodo and Bilbo. This book is very interesting and is great for anyone who would like to learn more about the world of hobbits.

The Hobbit Companion


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