Book(s) that have changed your life?
So I have about three weeks before I head back to school. I really want to read a great, life changing book. Any recommendations?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I agree with that guy who said PostSecret--that is a pretty amazing book. But the one that did it for me was The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard. Made me look at life in a totally different way--changed many of my spiritual views and set me on different paths.
- ~ ANGEL ~Lv 51 decade ago
Brave New World
The Handmaid's Tale
A Clockwork Orange
The Lord of The Flies
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Catcher in The Rye
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
The Old Man and The Sea
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
William Shakespeare's tragedies
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Five point someone by Chetan Bhagat
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell
Harry Potter book series by J. K Rowling
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Lemony Snicket’s series of Unfortunate Events
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahaeme
Wind, Sand & Stars by Antoine De Saint - Exupery
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Overcoat, The Nose and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol
Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men & Joe’s Boys by Louisa. M. Alcott
- irish1Lv 61 decade ago
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Last Prince Of Ireland
The Diary Of Anne Frank
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- 1 decade ago
Jesus, A Revolutionary Biography, by John Dominic Crossan.
Many Christians don't like books like this - they say just read the bible! And I do not believe in attempting to prove matters of faith.
But this book draws a picture of Jesus as a radical egalitarian who practiced open commensuality (yes I had to look that up, too). Lots more, then my fav part is in the end where he says the historical Jesus as far as we can tell was ..... and different people reacted differently, as in: he is crazy, ignore him; he is dangerous, kill him; he is divine, worship him.
There is more to it than that of course. But it got me interested in practicing Christianity, so I guess that qualifies as life changing.
For general book recommendations, in reading aloud to my kids I discovered that the 4-5 books on the Newbury Awards list that I knew were all excellent, so I decided to read them all. Not done yet, but they are ALL excellent, even though they are for youth.
(OK, 2 were so old and odd I could not read them, but all the others were fabulous.)
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
and of course
- YuckItUpLv 41 decade ago
The Traveler's Gift by: Andy Andrews
Winesburg, Ohion by: Sherwood Anderson
His Dark Materials Trilogy by: Phillip Pullman
Hope you enjoy!!!Source(s): http://www.amazon.com/Travelers-Gift-Decisions-Det... http://www.amazon.com/Winesburg-Bantam-Classic-She... http://www.amazon.com/Materials-Trilogy-Golden-Com...
- alybrLv 41 decade ago
Read the book, "PostSecret" By Frank Warren. I don't know if you have ever heard of it...but it is an entire book of postcards sent to the author. They postcards consist of people's anonomys secrets. Some are funny, sad, WOW. I think that everyone needs to read this. It makes you think, Wow my life could be sooo much worse. :) If you want to see what the book is like...go to postsecret.blogspot.com .It is updated every sunday.Source(s): postsecret.blogspot.com
- amazonLv 41 decade ago
'How reading changed my life' by Anne Quindlen, Ray Bradburys-'Fahrenheit 451', 'Inherit the Wind', 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' by John Irving, I haven't read it but I hear it's a good book- 'Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.' Short story to read is 'The Bet'- by Anton Chekhov.
- 1 decade ago
I recommend a true Classic-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee-best book ever written!
- 1 decade ago
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart Illustrated by David Small. Yes, it's kiddie lit, but what a gal that little gardener is!