My books of 2012 – Part Nine: Fiction

Part One – Biography/Autobiography

Part Two – Non-fiction

Part Three – Historical Fiction

Part Four – Young Adult Fantasy

Part Five – Murder Mystery

Part Six – Fantasy

Part Seven – Young Adult

Part Eight – Classics

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling


When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils … Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?” – GoodReads

Winner of a 2012 GoodReads Choice Award

4 stars

I love JK Rowling. I love Harry Potter. This is not Harry Potter. This is a very ordinary town. It is still a great story.


And that’s the end of 2012. Now on to some great books in 2013! If you have suggestions, please leave me a comment.