20 Big Top Books

Step up, step up for some amazing books set at the circus!

Menagerie cover

10. Menagerie

Rachel Vincent
Mechanique cover

12. Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

Genevieve Valentine, Kiri Moth (Illus)
Pantomime cover

13. Pantomime

Laura Lam
Winter Ground cover

14. The Winter Ground

Catriona McPherson
Circus cover

15. Circus

Alistair MacLean
Geek Love cover

16. Geek Love

Katherine Dunn
Night Circus cover

17. The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern
The Gracekeepers cover

18. The Gracekeepers

Kirsty Logan
Goblin cover

19. Goblin

Ever Dundas
The Hourglass Factory cover

20. The Hourglass Factory

Lucy Ribchester

What do you think of, when you think of the circus? A place of fun and whimsy, or exploitation and a seedy underbelly? However you feel, you're sure to find some big adventures under the Big Tops in these books.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust