There is a certain magic to books, especially the physical 3-dimensional ones that you can hold in your hands, which no other form of media seems to be able to capture. A good book can really change you as a person, and they are a great way to go in-depth into a story or topic. Movies, art, blogs, social media posts and videos can only skim through the story. A book allows you to dive much much deeper into it. You are forced to pay attention to the depth of every single detail, from the features of a person's face, and their personality type, to the development of the plot over time.
Some books reach cultural fame. Some become mainstream, popular books, that everyone has to get around to reading them. Some books become a part of our society, our history. Some become a part of our life.
Here are some of the books that we feel touch the nostalgic bone of many people :
Of course we have to start with the best selling book series of all time. Harry Potter is not just a series of books written by J K Rowling, it's a completely alternative reality that millions of kids, who have now grown up into adults, would love to rather live in. We want to be wizards playing Quidditch.
Who hasn't read the stories of Nancy Drew and her many adventures solving fascinating cases? She inspired us to become detectives, as kids, and find cases to solve with all our brilliance.
The male duo counterpart of Nancy Drew created by the same author, Edward Stratemeyer, only captured into the world of solving mysteries crimes using wit and creative brilliance.
The character that inspired them all, with a genius that has been unprecedented. Sherlock made us realize that in every moment that we live, there are so many details, so much information, that if you just paid close attention, you could deduce almost anything. And you can use that ability for the good, to solve crimes that seem difficult, and sometimes impossible, to solve.
A relatively young book on this list written by one of the old school early youtuber, John Green, this book touched our hearts like no other. The story made us emotional but also filled us up with joy and hope. It gave us a new perspective on life and friendships.
Like him or hate him, Chethan Bhagat and his books are a part of our culture and will always remain that way. His books introduced millions of Indians to reading books as an activity they can do to pass time and find joy, just like watching movies and playing sports. His stories, like Five Point Someone and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, have become eternal because of how well they have been transformed into record-breaking Bollywood movies, like 3 Idiots and Kai Po Che, and have touched our hearts.
What book makes you nostalgic the most?