The Silmarillion, my favorite JRR Tolkien
I just reviewed a few books for Goodreads and decided to share one of them here:
I read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion after Lord of the Rings, and liked it even more. It added such glorious context and scope to the elves' struggles over thousands of years. It gave me a greater appreciation and love for the LOTR characters — as well as an amazing work in its own right, of course.
The only part I didn't love—at all!—was the intro section on the creation of the world, which seems to put so many people off. (And it is nothing like the rest of the book.) If that bothers you at all, either skim or skip past it and return to it later, once you're hooked, which you will be if you liked Tolkien's other work.