Well, I haven't read The Hobbit. Sorry I won't be joining your little club. But it is
pretty likely that if I read it, I would dislike it at first as well.
But ever since I was little I disliked The Little Prince. I tried reading it once, but first of all, I was to young to appreciate the deep meaning of the book. Everybody kept saying how brilliant it was and I was like:
As I got older and I kept hearing about the book, I realised that the actual reason why I hated to read it wasn't the story or the meaning, it was the awful translation. In my native language (Czech) it's written in an endearing way that's a bit too similar to children's stories and I, who have desperately wanted to be treated as an adult since I was about nine, couldn't take it seriously.
So recently I bought The Little Prince in English (well, I let my grandma buy if for me for Christmas a year and half ago) and it's waiting for me on the shelf with the other books I've enthusiastically bought and didn't find the time to read yet
. And eventually, I might... I SHOULD read it in French as well to practice before my exams...
I'm sure I'll like it, I just need a little time before I get to it