Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites – Books That Make Me Feel Nostalgic

I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!

Like many others who are long-time bookworms, there are certain books that I’ve associated with good times in my life. Even if I haven’t read them in a long time, I know that they’re on my shelf and I can just reread them if I’m going through a slump, or just feel out of sorts. When I’m going through my shelves and deciding which books to part with, these are the ones I’m never letting go. Here’s some books that make me feel nostalgic:

  1. Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe — this was such a quirky and fun book, and I loved the creative idea of it!
  2. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein — this was the first “really big book” that I remember owning, and I still have the same copy that I had back then. It was a gift from my big brother, and it’s still a treasured possession.
  3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume — I remember reading this book SO. MANY. TIMES as a kid, and don’t know if I would have gotten through my early adolescence without it. God bless Judy Blume.
  4. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel — this is another book I read periodically over the years, and loved the series. It reminds me of my younger, more idealistic years.
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin — my college roommate got me into this series, and I remember excited discussions about it with her as I went through the first book and each subsequent one … until they just stopped coming out. Yeah, I’m still bitter about it.
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — while this wasn’t the first series I stayed up late to read, it was the first time I remember just holing up in my apartment and reading all day and night to finish all the books in a series in a matter of days. Good times.
  7. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice — I’ve read this book so many times, and love how it weaves together an entire family history over the course of centuries. Also, it made me really wish that I was a witch, but that’s another story.
  8. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden — this series makes me think of winter, and cuddling up under a warm blanket with my pups with a mug of tea by my side. That’s how I read it the first time, and it’s the perfect winter read.

What books make you feel nostalgic?

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