Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. Story of the Owens women and the craziness they have supposedly wrought over the centuries in a small Massachusetts town. Modern day sisters Gillian and Sally try to escape their "magical" legacy but come home eventually.
The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from the shire who goes on the adventure of a lifetime. The Hobbit is less complicated and easier to read than the Lord of The Rings but still full of adventure, excitement and exploration.