Reading progress update: I've read 92%.

The Return of the King  - J.R.R. Tolkien

So, when Tolkien is merely relaying lineages - boring. But when he's telling a story (such as this Arwen/Aragorn one) - fascinating. Also, more women get the spotlight, such as Ivorwen, Aragorn's maternal grandmother who encourages the marriages of Arathorn and Gilraen, and Gilraen, who is a confidant of Aragorn.