A Book I’ve Read More Than Three Times (02)

button 30 Day Book Challenge

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Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

I’ve read a lot of books more than 3 times – before I became an adult with my own income, I didn’t have many books, and found joy in re-reading. But for the purpose of today’s post I’ve chosen one book I’ve read many times and listened to the audiobook twice.

Northern Lights, or The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

It’s an amazing story of a brave little orphan girl called Lyra who travels across this amazing alternate steampunk-inspired world with witches and talking bears to rescue her best friend from a horrible group of sanctioned kidnappers performing tests on children in the Arctic. Along the way she learns about a mysterious phenomenon called Dust, which has something to do with a child’s daemon, a constant companion of the heart in animal form, and why the Church in her world is so afraid of it.

It’s written primarily for children but can equally be enjoyed by adults, much like Harry Potter. They even made a film out of it, but by all accounts it wasn’t a very good film. I loved it, though. BECAUSE REASONS. I have an enormous film poster framed in my hallway.

It’s called The Golden Compass in the US, and Northern Lights everywhere else.


The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials, #1)

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

What book have you read more than three times?

Have you read any of Philip Pullman’s books?

Did you see the Golden Compass film – what did you think?

Do you think it’s fair to call this book a children’s book?


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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