In the last few months, we have been reading the whole Harry Potter series, which brings back a lot of memories for most people. Mostly memories of their childhood or when they were younger. For me, this book does not bring these types of memories because this is my first time reading them and my second full time watching these movies through. This is due to rules in my house growing up and a few personal choices that I decided to venture over. But this is not what this post is about. I started thinking about books that bring back this feeling of nostalgia and what that was for me since Harry Potter is not mine.
The book series that I ended up thinking of was The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S Lewis, I remember spending a whole summer reading those books at my grandmas out in the country. I would stay up all night reading and then run out into the woods to play during the day. It was a pretty wild summer. Now to me, these books bring back the way my grandmas’ house smelled then, of my cousin who told me to just read the first book to see if I would like it and the colours gold and green.
In time a few of these books were made into movies (not my favorite one which makes me sad). But now all I can think of is the Turkish delight that the white witch gives to Edmund. Is Turkish delight even that good? Does anyone know where I can get any that is remotely close to what he is eating? Wait, can I make this? Is there a recipe? If you know leave a comment cause I need this.
In the end, there are many different books that give me a glimpse into who I was at the time I first picked it up. I feel like if you were to ask someone what books bring back the most memories they will give you at least three. My shortlist would be The Chronicles of Narnia By C.S Lewis, Inkheart By Cornelia Funke, A Grief Observed By C.S Lewis, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, and The Dark Tower by Sharon Stewart. I know that was five but that was a solid top five.
This now just leads me to ask what books bring back a feeling of nostalgia for you? Are they any that has been covered in the podcast or any that I mentioned? Let me know in the comments cause I genuinely want to know, it is really cool that books can mean so many different things to different people.
Thanks for reading this weird long midnight ramble and following all these random posts.
With all my love,