Books That Could Change Your Life

Words have power, as anyone on this site well understands. Some words, put together with the right amount of inspiration and talent can not only make a lasting impression, but actually change your perspective on life, as well as the way you live it. This is a bit of a "Books Everyone Should Read" list, but the criteria is that the book must have changed your life (and since I'm an eternally optimistic person) in a positive manner - i.e. it has made you happier and made your life more enjoyable. Feel free to make suggestions - I'll add as I read them and let them sink in.
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1,060 books · 1,030 voters · list created June 19th, 2009 by Corinna (votes) .
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message 1: by Sara (new)


Loveliest Evaris Man, I wish I could read Arabic.. then I'd understand what some of these book titles said!


message 3: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth There are some odd choices on here. And some choices that I found to be sad..not uplifting in the least. But, that is just my opinion.


message 4: by Rajesh (last edited Aug 19, 2012 12:52AM) (new)

Rajesh Geer A GOOD COLLECTION OF POPULAR BOKS.I PERSONALLY ENJOY BOOKS ON FANTASY-FAIRY FOLKS-MYSTICISM,SPIRITUALISM-PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMSHIP.


message 5: by Tbouhass (new)

Tbouhass Ich mochte Bucher auf franzosisch lesen.


message 6: by Hicham (new)

Hicham Ned Talyn wrote: "Man, I wish I could read Arabic.. then I'd understand what some of these book titles said!"

I'll translate for you, :)


message 7: by Taneya (new)

Taneya Lyn Like to read? Like the true life stories? Like brutal honesty?
If you said yes to at least one of my questions then you just HAVE to get my book.
"Luggage" by Taneya Lyn
Luggage” chronicles the unforgettable story of the hardship of life for a Polish immigrant after she stepped into Uncle Sam’s heartland.
Want to find me or get more info about my story, check it out at
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Let me know what you think, share your opinion
See you there ;-Luggage


message 8: by Komal (last edited Oct 24, 2014 01:30AM) (new)

Komal Mehta I think The Hunger Games should be removed from this list. It has got no social, or inspirational value. It is just another dystopian, young adult, fiction book.


message 9: by John (new)

John Very interesting. I'm creating a website focusing on the most life-changing books ( http://www.booksthatwillchangeyourlif... ) and I've managed to find a lot of self-help books to include, but it was nice to find some inspiration for books in other genres! Wonder when I'll have the energy to power through reading Atlas Shrugged though.... :'D


message 10: by Jill (new)

Jill The Hunger Games? Life changing? Cancelled the integrity of this list ...


message 11: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi Jill wrote: "The Hunger Games? Life changing? Cancelled the integrity of this list ..."

Agreed. And Twilight? Really? *Facepalm*


message 12: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi The Memory of Light is a life-changing book, highly recommend.


message 13: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Sara wrote: "Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan"

I just voted for this before seeing that you added it. Read it several times.


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