What are your favourite books and why? I enjoy reading and thought it would be good idea to start this new Literature section with a thread where we share our favourite book or books. And more importantly why. Like with so many others. My favourite book for longest of time is J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. I have read it many times. I was bit too young when I first tried it and thought it was overrated piece of mumbo-jumbo. Luckily I picked it up later too. I really enjoy the imaginary world of Middle Earth. I have nothing but respect towards Tolkien for the hard work he did by creating even different languages and flora just for Middle Earth.