Currently Reading | The Casual Vacancy.


I downloaded this book onto my Kindle last summer and that kind of says it all. I normally love JK Rowling, I was obsessed with the Harry Potter books (geek alert). I read the last book in a day, and remember being annoyed whenever the kid on the news was at least 2 chapters behind me!

This book just seemed confused, it might be because I was picking the book up every other week, reading about 15 pages then not reading it again for a while. I just struggled to engage with it.

In honesty, it took me three different reads of the first HP book, to fall in love with the book and the whole series. I might have to give this book another try, although the general plot isn’t that interesting. The characters are well thought out, but this book just wasn’t my favourite!

The next book I am going to read is The Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

Any other book suggestions?

  • Lucy

    It’s a shame you didn’t connect with it, I really enjoyed it and couldn’t put it down! Perhaps it would be worth trying it again in the future and giving it a good half hour every day at least? My favourite novel is The Great Gatsby and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t read it yet! I also just finished The Fault in Our Stars which is absolutely fantastic. The Sea Sisters is also a really good read (although I’ve just realised that all of these books have a theme in common… I won’t spoil it though!) xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

  • seventeentwo

    I absolutely love The Northern Lights, the whole of the trilogy is brilliant. Much better than the film! Hope you enjoy it xx

  • Charlotte

    I didn’t really get into it either. Potter is my favourite thing in the world, but it took me about 6 months to finish Casual Vacancy. Her newest book, The Cuckoo’s Calling is much better, so maybe give that a try if you haven’t already?

    • fieheath

      Thanks for the advice Charlotte! Will buy that book and let you know how I get on with it! x

  • hisandherscene

    The Northern Lights is amazing! Memoirs of a Geisha, Gone Girl, The Kite Runner are all other books I’d recommend x

  • Abby

    Such a bummer! I love the Harry Potter books too, and have had this one on my list for a while.


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