The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Magically Delicious

If I was a video blogger this post would be five minutes of me sighing contentedly and fondly clutching this book to my chest. There are lots of reasons to read: for information, to explore ideas, to learn about history, to laugh but my number one favorite reason will always be to get lost. I was hopelessly, wonderfully lost in Erin’s magical world about a circus that opens only at night. A place where the magic is real, rooted in love and threatened by hate. Like Jerry Maguire, Morgenstern had me at hello, after the first page I knew I was in for something different. I wanted to go to the circus! I could taste the hot chocolate, and hear the black and white tents billowing in the still night air. The book is not perfect. I found the end somewhat confusing and the time leaps problematic, but it is absolutely one of my favorite books I have read this year. Read it, and if you don’t like it don’t tell me because I’ll take out my magic wand to fix you.

Posted on June 7, 2012 and filed under Book Reviews, Bossy Pants Recommends.