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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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On the Road is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Books That Changed My Life
On the Road Jack Kerouac

The Worst Qualities in a Woman The Best Fantasy Book Series

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Books That Changed My Life
bojanthebest added The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis

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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Dune is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Dune Frank Herbert

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189 107
Othello is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Othello William Shakespeare

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The Fountainhead is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand

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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Books That Changed My Life
NadiH added Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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Oh, the Places You'll Go! is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

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Cat's Cradle is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut

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Stranger in a Strange Land is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein

The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Charlotte's Web E. B. White

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Harry Potter and the Order of ... is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Love in the Time of Cholera is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez

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The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway

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Night is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Night Elie Wiesel

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Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes

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The World According to Garp is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Books That Changed My Life
sheilas816 added The Outsiders S. E. Hinton

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Walden is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Walden Henry David Thoreau

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Grimm's Fairy Tales is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Books That Changed My Life
2probb added Grimm's Fairy Tales Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm

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Uncle Tom's Cabin is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe

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The Art of War is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Art of War Sun Tzu

The Worst Things You Can Make Jokes About The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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Life of Pi is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Life of Pi Yann Martel

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Waiting for Godot is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett

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The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet

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A Farewell to Arms is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Books That Changed My Life
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway

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252 99
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Books That Changed My Life
azzy_roth added The Princess Bride William Goldman

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Herman Melville

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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen

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127 136
The Unbearable Lightness of Be... is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Lorax Dr. Seuss

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A Confederacy of Dunces is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Books That Changed My Life
A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole

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A Separate Peace is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Books That Changed My Life
A Separate Peace John Knowles

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A People's History of the Unit... is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle ... is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Books That Changed My Life

Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have The Best Organic Coffee Brands

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Books That Changed My Life

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk

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Macbeth is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Macbeth William Shakespeare

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The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

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Ulysses is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Books That Changed My Life
Ulysses James Joyce

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The Sound and the Fury is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Books That Changed My Life
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner