Books That Changed My Life Books
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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.

From teens to adults, 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 "which books have affected my life the most" and then vote for the books that you read cover to cover (maybe even multiple times), 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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    ranked low on reranks Shel Silverstein

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    William Shakespeare

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    Gabriel García Márquez

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    Yann Martel

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Kurt Vonnegut

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leo Tolstoy

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    ranked low on reranks Dr. Seuss

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    ranked low on reranks Roald Dahl

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    Margaret Mitchell

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    Henry David Thoreau

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Irving

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    Robert A. Heinlein

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    ranked low on reranks Daniel Keyes

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Frantz

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert M. Pirsig

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Samuel Beckett

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    ranked low on reranks J. K. Rowling

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    Paulo Coelho

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    added by bojanthebest C. S. Lewis

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    Chuck Palahniuk

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    Herman Melville

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    added by NadiH Charlotte Brontë

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    Dr. Seuss

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    ranked low on reranks & added by HumbertoIbarra Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

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    William Faulkner

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    John Knowles

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    Stephen Hawking

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Milan Kundera

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    James Joyce

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Howard Zinn

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    Truman Capote

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    ranked low on reranks Shel Silverstein

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    added by azzy_roth William Goldman

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    ranked low on reranks Joseph Heller

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    J. D. Salinger

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    ranked low on reranks John Steinbeck

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