Here is a list of books I recommend to lovers of Tolkienian literature.  Of course, I will add to this as more great books are published.  I am always looking to get my hands on more Tolkien-related works, so please feel free to comment on this page with your own suggestions.  You can also find more information on these titles through my Goodreads profile.  Happy Reading!

Green Suns and Faerie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien by Verlyn Flieger

Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien’s Mythology by Verlyn Flieger

A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth by Matthew Dickerson

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit by Corey Olsen

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War by Joseph Loconte

Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism Ed. by Rose Zimbardo

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey

Tolkien and the Great War by John Garth

 

Recommended to me (and on my to-read list):

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip Zaleski

Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s World by Verlyn Flieger

Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on the History of Middle-earth by Verlyn Flieger

On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis by Louis Markos

The Road to Middle-earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created A New Mythology by Tom Shippey