Books J.R.R. Tolkien Books by J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about J.R.R. Tolkien Book Reviews Frodo, Bilbo, Kullervo: Tolkien's Finnish Adventure April 10, 2016 While still at university, J.R.R. Tolkien became fascinated by Finnish mythology, abandoning his Classics degree to adapt the epic Story of Kullervo — work that led to the creation of Middle Earth. 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience. Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. iStockphoto.com Three Books... Three Books To Help Grown-Ups Believe Again November 17, 2010 Children have the gift of magical thinking — and writer Signe Pike thinks adults should, too. She recommends three enchanting tales — of fairies, goblins and folklore — that will fill grown-up children with a sense of wonder once again. Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Summer Reads for Former Recess Rebels June 4, 2007 As kids we preferred indoor recess to the playground hullabaloo. As adults we're film dorks, comic book geeks and indie-music nerds. We do not, as a general rule, jet-ski. This is what we'll be reading as we try to avoid the sun. Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'The Children of Hurin' June 4, 2007 Glen Weldon recommends the newly published Tolkien book, edited by Tolkien's son, Christopher. Set in the Elder Days of Middle Earth, the prequel is based on stories that appear in Unfinished Tales and reads, Weldon says, like classic Tolkien.