The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern (2011)
It was originally written for the annual writing competition NaNoWriMo.
The Night Circus is a phantasmagorical fairy tale set near an ahistorical Victorian London in a wandering magical circus that is open only from sunset to sunrise.
I read this as it was on the Kindle Women list. A very unusual book in it’s structure and tone. I wouldn’t have continued reading if it hadn’t been for the author’s ability with prose and the anticipation that ends each chapter. Essentially a fantasy, but I can see why is has gained admiration with the literary types.
Recommended (by almost everyone).