I also wanted to read The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowland but had heard that it wasn't so good and I didn't want to ruin my opinion on the genius that Ms. Rowland is. Even as I was checking out the book at the front counter the Librarian told me not to read it because it just wasn't good. I decided that just like I don't like to be dissuaded by someone's opinion on other people before I meet them. I wanted to read the book and decide for myself. I am also looking forward to Ms. Rowland's Mystery Cuckoo's Calling which she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
The other books are just choices that I had on my Goodread's list instead of the books I really went to go get. This all because our library doesn't carry the books I really wanted to read.