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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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    Kurt Vonnegut

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    William Shakespeare

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gabriel García Márquez

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    Homer

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    ranked low on reranks Roald Dahl

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    Henry David Thoreau

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    Yann Martel

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Margaret Mitchell

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    J. K. Rowling

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Shel Silverstein

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert A. Heinlein

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    Daniel Keyes

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    Judy Blume

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    Chuck Palahniuk

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    Sun Tzu

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert M. Pirsig

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    John Irving

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Samuel Beckett

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    ranked low on reranks Paulo Coelho

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    ranked low on reranks Dr. Seuss

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Kennedy Toole

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    J. K. Rowling

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    Herman Melville

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    added by sheilas816 A. A. Milne

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Frantz

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    Douglas Adams

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    William Faulkner

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    John Knowles

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    Jane Austen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Howard Zinn

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    Stephen Hawking

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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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    Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    ranked low on reranks Shel Silverstein

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    often listed & added by NadiH Charlotte Brontë

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    ranked low on reranks Joseph Heller

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks James Joyce

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    J. K. Rowling

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    Cormac McCarthy

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    Truman Capote

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    J. D. Salinger

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    added by azzy_roth William Goldman

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    Mario Puzo

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Plato

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