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Enjoyed The Night Circus? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Night Circus. Here are 34 books that you may like if you liked The Night Circus.

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
A Novel
Susanna Clarke - 2006-08-01 (first published in 2004)
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Get transported to a world where English magicians once commanded forests and summoned fairy servants, but now only write about magic in lengthy papers. That is, until Mr Norrell emerges from his reclusive life at Hurtfew Abbey with a library of forgotten books and the powers of England's magicians. He even manages to raise a woman from the dead, and creates ghostly fleets to support the war against Napoleon. But when a rival magician, the extroverted Jonathan Strange, appears, their differing ideas of what magic should be lead to a dangerous conflict. This is a sophisticated and witty historical novel with an enchanting world that will leave you wanting more.
Recommended by
Joanne Freeman
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Geek Love
A Novel
Katherine Dunn - 2002-06-11 (first published in 1989)
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Geek Love is a twisted tale about the Binewski family, a group of carnival performers with their own brand of shocking human oddities. Through their use of drugs and radioisotopes, they breed children with flippers, albinism, and Siamese twin-like qualities. As the family travels the United States, their act gains devoted fans and outraged critics alike. This book takes a fascinating look at how our perceptions of beauty and normalcy can be profoundly altered.
Recommended by
James Gunn
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The Hourglass Factory
A Novel
Lucy Ribchester - 2015-01-15
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London, 1912. The suffragette movement is in full swing, and when trapeze artist Ebony Diamond disappears, reporter Frankie and Inspector Primrose are pulled into a shadowy world of secrets and danger. From the drawing rooms of high society to the criminal underworld, the investigation leads to the Hourglass Factory and a lethal plot. Discover the mystery behind Ebony's disappearance in this gripping historical thriller.
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
A Novel
Michael Chabon - 2001-01-01 (first published in 2000)
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"Join two Jewish artists as they embark on a thrilling journey through the Golden Age of comics, from before World War II and beyond. Follow Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay as they rise to fame in the industry and navigate the challenges of their personal lives along the way in this captivating novel."
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Stewart Brand
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Six of Crows
Grishaverse Series
Leigh Bardugo - 2015-09-29
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Explore the bustling trade hub of Ketterdam and join criminal mastermind Kaz Brekker on a deadly heist that could make him richer than his wildest dreams. But Kaz can't pull it off alone, so he assembles a crew including a thirsting convict, a sharpshooter, a runaway, a spy, a Heartrender, and a gifted thief. Together, they're the only hope for saving the world from destruction - if they don't destroy each other first.
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A Gathering of Shadows
A Novel (Shades of Magic)
Shades of Magic Series
Victoria Schwab - 2016-02-23
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Magical events are occurring in Red London as they prepare for the Element Games. Kell, who has given up his smuggling habit, is visited by ominous dreams and can only think of the missing Delilah. Meanwhile, a pirate ship brings old friends back to port as another London comes back to life, but the balance of magic is ever precarious.
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The Mime Order
Samantha Shannon - 2015-01-27
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This thrilling book follows Paige Mahoney as she navigates life after escaping from a brutal prison camp. Wanted by Scion, Paige must avoid detection as she uncovers dark secrets and faces challenges from within the clairvoyant community. Set in London, this gripping tale takes readers on a journey through the city's gang-run streets and secret catacombs.
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Neverwhere Illustrated Edition
Neil Gaiman - 2003-09-02 (first published in 1996)
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Explore the mysterious underworld of London filled with saints, monsters, angels, and more, in this illustrated edition of a timeless classic. Follow Richard Mayhew as he discovers a hidden world beneath the city, after a single act of kindness leads him down a path unlike any other. Prepare to be enchanted and unnerved in equal measure with Neverwhere.
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The City of Brass
A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
S. A Chakraborty - 2017-11-14
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Explore a magical Middle Eastern kingdom with Nahri, a talented con artist in 18th-century Cairo. But when she accidentally summons a dark djinn warrior, she's forced to question her beliefs and embark on a dangerous journey to Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. Inside shimmering walls and behind six gates, Nahri discovers old resentments and court politics that threaten her life. The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty is a spellbinding debut and a thrilling tale of power and consequences.
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A Crown of Wishes
Roshani Chokshi - 2018-03-06 (first published in 2017)
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A young princess seeks an unlikely ally in a dangerously cunning prince to win a mythical competition and regain her freedom. But the Tournament of Wishes is not as it seems, with new trials of poison, mischief, and danger at every turn. Will their desires be their undoing?
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Pantomime by Laura Lam
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield