10 Nostalgic Books That Made A Deep Impression on Readers

For those of us who have been reading since we were young, we undoubtedly have a list of books that have left inedible marks on us. These books linger, shaping our lives in profound ways long after we close the cover.

In this list, we explore 10 books that made deep impressions on readers.

On Reddit, one reader shared their book is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. “I remember the emotion that I made me feel (pain, sadness, and happiness) and how I would read it over and over again. That book will stick with me forever,” they wrote.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

u/HogfishMaximus said their favorite was, “James and the giant peach. In middle school I told a teacher I hated reading. He picked out James and the giant peach and suggested I just give it a try.”

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

u/AnnaT70 shared, “The books that got to my heart as a child are in this category for me, especially The Dark Is Rising (Susan Cooper) and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler. Both taught me things about about the magic of the world.”

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

u/EthelMercaptan responded, “The Magicians Nephew by CS Lewis. I remember reading the the whole series when I was about 12.”

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

u/RoastBeefWithMustard said, “Watership Down at aged 10 which was my first meaningful encounter with things like the heroic quest and fictional belief systems. The story has stayed with me to this day and I still occasionally re-read it.”

Watership Down by Richard Adams

u/Styrofoam_Booots answered, “the book that comes to my mind when reading this post is the first novel I read, which was Hatchet by Gary Paulson. It just had so much more depth and didn’t feel like I was reading a simple child’s book.”

Hatchet by Gary Paulson

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