Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday # 13 - The Casual Vacancy

Book: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual VacancyAuthor: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Expected Release Date: September 27th, 2012  

Summary (From Goodreads): When Barry Fairweather 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?

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

Why I'm Waiting: When it was announced that J.K. Rowling would be releasing a new book in 2012, I happy danced like a lunatic.

Can you blame me? It's J.K. Rowling! The woman could write a refrigerator manual and I would buy like 20 copies! The Casual Vacancy is a very different story than the Harry Potter series, but I don't think that's a bad thing. In fact, I'm really excited to see what Rowling does with this new story.

Also, it's release date is the same week as my birthday, so...

What books are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. 


  1. I totally forgot that JK rowling is coming out with an adult novel! I'd better check that one out!

    Old follower.

    Ensconced in YA

  2. I'm not all that excited about this book... I don't know why not, and I'm sure if I get the chance I'll read the book but I just can't feel it. Great pick, none the less!
    Come check out my WOW.

  3. I can't even articulate how excited I am for this book. Awesome choice and thank you for stopping by the nest!

  4. Hi, I am a new follower, I will need to check out this book! I'd love a follow back at