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Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb12: celebrating the successes of 2012, honoring the challenges of 2012, and planting the seeds for a rich and rewarding 2013. December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and start to manifest dreams for the new year.

Day 9What was the best book you read in 2012, and why?

9361589-1The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was one of the best books I’ve ever read, period.

It’s a sweeping, dark, gothic novel about a fantastical, moving circus called Le Cirque des Rêves, which is announced only by the tents that fill the skyline of whichever city they’ve set up in and which disappears without notice just as quickly. What makes this circus unique is that it’s open only at night and the acts aren’t slights of hand or what we think of as magic, but actual feats of supernatural skill completed as a competition behind the scenes.

The characters are richly drawn, the plot is seductive, and the writing is phenomenal. I liked the book so much that I assigned it to my students as outside reading. Most of them loved it as much as I did.

Go pick it up, you’ll only be sorry once it ends and you don’t have more pages to read.


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