"Aragorn sped on up the hill."
-- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This is Part II of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I read The Hobbit as a child, but never the trilogy, and have been meaning to turn to it for years. I finally read the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring, last year. I hope to get this one and the final volume, The Return of the King, finished this year.
Finishing the trilogy will let me scratch this off several lists: