Day 05 - A book that makes you happy

 

If The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern doesn’t do anything else, it will make you feel warm inside. So much of this book is about how delightful magic can be (on one side of the coin anyway) and the simple joy of seeing wonders in a setting like a circus. Morgenstern goes out of her way to describe special tents and attractions that make you long to experience them for yourself. She goes into detail about food, all of which is sugary sweet and indulgent. The night is surely a theme, and yet everything about this book is innocent and bright and woven like a fairy tale. This book is the equivalent of curling up next to a fire and enjoying the warmth.