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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hunter S. Thompson

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    Frank Herbert

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    ranked low on reranks J. K. Rowling

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gabriel García Márquez

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    Kurt Vonnegut

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    Yann Martel

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    added by sheilas816 A. A. Milne

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    ranked low on reranks Dr. Seuss

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leo Tolstoy

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Henry David Thoreau

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    Robert A. Heinlein

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    Margaret Mitchell

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Frantz

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    Ernest Hemingway

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    Daniel Keyes

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    added by NadiH Charlotte Brontë

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest C. S. Lewis

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert M. Pirsig

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Samuel Beckett

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Kennedy Toole

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    ranked low on reranks Paulo Coelho

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    ranked low on reranks Herman Melville

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    ranked low on reranks Chuck Palahniuk

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Knowles

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    added by HumbertoIbarra Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

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    Dr. Seuss

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    William Faulkner

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    Stephen Hawking

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    added by azzy_roth William Goldman

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    Elie Wiesel

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    James Joyce

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Milan Kundera

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    Truman Capote

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Howard Zinn

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    ranked low on reranks Shel Silverstein

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    Leo Tolstoy

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    ranked low on reranks Joseph Heller

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    J. D. Salinger

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