I could never get into The Hobbit. Tolken's style isn't really my thing. I did read the first book of the Wheel of Time series, but that has a Tolken-esque style so I didn't go beyond the first book.
I just finished up Snuff by Chuck Palanhiuk. It's a good quick read and really demented. Then again, all of his stuff is. I'm debating on whether or not I want to start Oryx and Crake by Atwood. I may need another easy read before I get into that.