Empty Book Shelf Challenge – Darren Book #1

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Title: The Casual Vacancy

Author: J.K. Rowling

What’s it about: It’s basically about small town politics and the lives of the people involved. A seemingly boring topic that Rowling makes very interesting. I didn’t love the book because of it’s dark nature, but it features all the best things about Rowling’s writing.

Why did I read it: I couple years ago a read the Harry Potter series for the first time and loved it and loved it Rowling’s writing, so I thought I’d give her first non-Harry Potter book a shot.

Favorite idea: This books is pretty bleak, but it does have some redemptive qualities. It definitely reminded me of how much we need to love and to be Christ to the marginalized.

See the previous post to learn more about the Empty Book Shelf Challenge.

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