What Were the Best Books of 2012?

The Casual Vacancy: JK Rowling 1 of 10

Many people made it a point to read 'The Casual Vacancy' simply because it was the first book J.K. Rowling wrote after completing the Harry Potter series, but they were pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually a good read!

Instead of a book about boy wizards, this story is a little more grounded. Still set in England, it is about a local parish councilman who dies and leaves his city in a virtual war, the likes of which it has never seen before.