Books to Read That Will Change Your Life

There are some books that tell a story, some that educate and inform, and then there are some that do both. A good book sticks with you, for years and years after you have finished reading it. It connects with its audience and tells them something about themselves and the world around them that they didn’t know before. Whether through fiction or non-fiction, when you put down a life-changing book after finishing the last page a cool calm comes over you and a sense of enormous well-being.

There are many books that have changed lives for the better and the list is endless and depends on taste or personal preference. There are some books that will resonate more with the ideals and ideas of the reader than others, then there are others that are universally applauded. We’ve put together a short list of some of the titles that we believe should be on any bookshelf, here’s our list of books to read that will change your life.

Catching A Miracle

By Mark Spinicelli

Another example of how a truly great fiction can connect with the energy and spirit inside us all and nurture it to grow. Catching A Miracle is a thrilling story of a doctor and her quest to cure cancer, this is a story about true grit, determination, and heart. How no matter what the odds are stacked against you, you just have to dig your heels in and keep fighting for what you believe in. Part of a trilogy this first installment works as a standalone novel but in reading the series you will get so much more, these are all books to read that will change your life, in the story they tell and the characters they use, they teach you about yourself.

A Prayer for Owen Meany

By John Irving

Ask any bibliophile what their favorite books are and 9 times out of 10 an Irving title will be in their top tiers. He is an author with a frankly staggering back catalog of truly unforgettable novels. Which book is the personal favorite will differ depending on who you ask with The World According To Garp, Hotel New Hampshire, and Cider House Rules all equally wonderful entries. It’s A Prayer For Owen Meany that really resonates and changes your perception of the world around you though. The book centers on an almost impossibly challenged young boy who believes he has a destiny far greater than anyone else would attribute to him, and against all the odds he chases and lives up to that dream. It’s inspiring, heartwarming and full of life, definitely, a book to read that will change your life for the better.

Waking Up

By Sam Harris

This book is a fascinating account diving deep into the world of spirituality and religion to emerge, brimming with the knowledge that they have gleamed pertaining to mindfulness and meditation. Harris is a scientist himself and not religious at all, but he fiercely champions the benefit and usefulness of these meditative practices and explains their importance and place in society going forward. It’s incredibly well written with humor and care and doesn’t come across too preachy or arrogant in its message. If you are looking for a way to improve your mind and become a better functioning individual this is a must read.


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    Craig March 25, 2019 (11:29 am)

    I suggest that you add The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jon Haidt in the list. Pretty good book if you ask me.

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    Cloe March 27, 2019 (8:24 am)

    A Prayer for Owen Meany By John Irving made a very big impact in my life. I would never forget it!

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    Lana Winter-Hébert March 27, 2019 (2:14 pm)

    The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho changed my life.

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    Branden March 30, 2019 (1:27 am)

    If you’re curious, there is no better book for you to get your hands on than The Portable Nietzsche.

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    Kyle May 6, 2019 (11:26 am)

    Have you heard of The Undiscovered Self: The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society by Carl Jung? That’s a book that changed my life.

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    Lester Dreimount May 10, 2019 (2:05 pm)

    Love these books! You should have The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal in the list!

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    Stephen Tealts May 15, 2019 (2:04 pm)

    Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman a great book to add to your list!

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    Jessie Frowneph May 18, 2019 (2:03 pm)

    My life journey won’t be the same without Walden by Henry David Thoreau. The book changed my life!

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    Bennie Green May 23, 2019 (2:01 pm)

    You need to add Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl. It’s really a great book!

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    Craig Simms May 28, 2019 (1:59 pm)

    Wow! Great list! My Favorite is A Prayer for Owen Meany By John Irving