Wednesday 19 October 2011

Are there any books as good as this one? - A Quest for something to follow The Night Circus

I've been reading rave reviews of Erin Morgenstern's first novel, The Night Circus literally everywhere on the blogosphere for months now, so I was super excited when my husband came home with a copy of it. Because I'm lovely, I let him read it first, and he absolutely loved it. Then I read it, and words literally cannot describe how much I adored it. Since I finished it I've not been able to stop thinking about it. I read other books, and I feel like I'm cheating on The Night Circus. There will be a full review of it soon, whenever I get my head around its pure, undaulterated awesomeness, but for now, I need to find something that won't suffer hugely by comparison to it. So I'm calling on all you bookish/bloggy type people out there. If you've read it, how did you follow it? If you haven't read it, what was the last book to blow you out of the water?

I need your help, or my reading may never be the same again. Seriously, it was *that* good.....


  1. Yeah, I 've been trying to read Scarlett Thomas as she was my previous 'nothing will ever be this good' author, but it's not really working... May have to resort to Harry Potter I think!!

  2. I see from a later post that you picked up The Magicians. I read that last year, and remember liking it (I also loved The Night Circus, tho was a little disappointed in the ending).

    Two recent books that are definitely going on my top favorites of the year list are Faith by Jennifer Haigh and Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante.

    Good luck with the read-a-thon!