Book Recs for Fans of The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum is taking the world by storm at the moment and it’s easy to see why! With musical numbers that will be stuck in your head for weeks on end and a glittering cast of characters and production, it’s truly a dream of a movie!

With visions of acrobats still dancing in my head, I thought I would put together a list of a few book recommendations you might like if you are someone who also enjoyed The Greatest Showman!


  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
    The Night Circus
  2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    Water for Elephants
  3. The Grace Keepers by Kirsty Logan
    The Gracekeepers.jpg
  4. Everything You Came to See by Elizabeth Schulte Martin
    Everything You Came to See
  5. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
    The Book of Speculation


There you have it! Just a handful of books that will bring you back to the circus, back to the magic, and allow you to start “dreamin’ with your eyes wide open!”

Have YOU seen The Greatest Showman? What is your favorite song from the movie? Do you have any favorite circus books that I missed? Let me know! 🙂


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4 thoughts on “Book Recs for Fans of The Greatest Showman

  1. I read Caraval around the same time that I saw The Greatest Showman in theatres (about 600 times) and I remember feeling the same magic from that book as the movie had.

    I love this post!


  2. Amazing post idea-I was just searching through some posts about The Greatest Showman and just had to give this a read. I love The Night Circus! My favourite song from the film is Rewrite the Stars 🙂 x


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