For the purpose of this message board, The Lord of the Rings should suffice.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I watched the films first. They were recommended to me by a friend little more than a month ago. I watched all three in one day and became interested. So I ordered the books from Amazon. They arrived within a week and I started reading straight away. I finished all three LOTR books in less than ten days. I fell in love with them and have been reading random parts at leisure ever since.