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Books That Changed My Life

The most life changing books, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd of hundreds of people. If you are looking for books that will change your life, these have the themes, characters and story-arcs to do it. From the courage and determination of Frodo as he ventures into Mordor to the conviction of Atticus as he defends a man a whole town has already condemned, there are countless books to add to your list of books to read to change your life.

Anyone can add their picks to this list of life changing novels, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the best life changing books, as picked by the people who love them. Ask yourself the question "what are the most life-changing books?" and then vote for the books that you read cover to cover, the novels that changed the way you see the world and the stories you still can't stop thinking about. Share your favorites, and see how your taste stacks up against other readers.
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    William Shakespeare

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gabriel García Márquez

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    Frank Herbert

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    Homer

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leo Tolstoy

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    Roald Dahl

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    Shel Silverstein

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    Yann Martel

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    J. K. Rowling

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    Henry David Thoreau

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Margaret Mitchell

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Judy Blume

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    Robert A. Heinlein

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    Sun Tzu

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    ranked low on reranks Daniel Keyes

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert M. Pirsig

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    Chuck Palahniuk

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Irving

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    Samuel Beckett

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    ranked low on reranks J. K. Rowling

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    ranked low on reranks Paulo Coelho

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Kennedy Toole

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    added by sheilas816 A. A. Milne

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    Jennifer Frantz

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    Herman Melville

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    ranked low on reranks Dr. Seuss

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    John Knowles

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    Jane Austen

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    William Faulkner

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    Douglas Adams

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Howard Zinn

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Milan Kundera

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    added by bojanthebest C. S. Lewis

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    added by NadiH Charlotte Brontë

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    Stephen Hawking

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    J. K. Rowling

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    ranked low on reranks Shel Silverstein

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks James Joyce

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    ranked low on reranks Joseph Heller

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    Truman Capote

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    J. D. Salinger

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    Cormac McCarthy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Plato

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jane Austen

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    ranked low on reranks Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore

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