One of the things I love about Skyward so far is how relatable Spensa is! She really rings true as a teenage character. What do you think – do you relate to her?
Last month I read popular author Victoria Schwab’s debut novel, The Near Witch. With beautiful prose and a haunting atmosphere, it reads like a dark fairytale! Here’s what I thought of it — and who I’d recommend it for. 🙂
Our February 2020 book club pick is Skyward by Brandon Sanderson! This YA sci-fi novel has been popular lately, so let’s dive into this adventure together. 🙂
Now that the first month of our Reading is Magic Book Club is a wrap, let’s discuss what we thought of The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman!
Books clubs give us spaces to share our ideas about books with other readers. The challenge? Getting the conversation started! That’s why I’m sharing FIVE simple conversation starters specifically for fantasy book clubs. 🙂
Sometimes there’s nothing like a good escape. And that’s exactly what fantasy literature does best — it draws us out of our everyday worlds into lands filled with magic. And sometimes dragons. If you’re just getting started with YA fantasy, here are a few books to get you started!
This month we’re reading The Golden Compass, the first novel in Philip Pullman’s YA fantasy series His Dark Materials. But there was a time when the book sparked some controversy for promoting atheism.
Let’s explore symbolism in Philip Pullman’s novel The Golden Compass, using the alethiometer as an example! The golden compass is a symbol-reader, making it a perfect tool for teaching about symbolism in literature.
No matter what your age, young adult literature is unique in its power to fire up your emotions. Your feelings as a teen are some of the strongest you’ll ever experience, which is why teen heroes can be so relatable in otherwise unfamiliar fantasy worlds.
I’m so excited to announce that our first book of the month will be The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Time to start reading! Join us on Goodreads or share your thoughts in the comments as we read and post throughout January. 🙂