What They’re Reading

We read today that one of the actors from the Harry Potter film series has passed away. Richard Griffiths–who played Uncle Vernon Dursley, died of complications after heart surgery. This got us thinking fondly about the Harry Potter book series and all of the wonderful characters J.K. Rowling created, even smaller ones like Vernon Dursley were still great ones. We have yet to do a What They’re Reading segment about J.K. Rowling, so now seems like a fitting time, so here we go…

J.K. (Joanne) Rowling, being a the great writer that she is, is also an avid reader–so she has more than just one favorite. I guess when you’ve sold as many books as she has, you’re entitled. Some of her absolute favorites that you can find on her bookshelf are Emma by Jane Austen, anything written by her favorite author Roddy Doyle, Cheri by Colette, The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit, and Skellig by David Almond. It’s no surprise to us that most of her favorites are children’s books!


CheriThe Little White HorseThe Story of The Treasure Seekers





J.K. Rowling is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and been the basis for a series of films which have also become the highest-grossing film series in history.

JK Rowling


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