5 Books That Changed People’s World

Only an avid book reader understands the depth and influence of a book in our lives. They know what it means to read a “good book” as opposed to just “any book.” And such book fans cannot imagine reading something that doesn’t positively contribute to their lives, in any way possible. And then there is also the tradition of passing down book suggestions to fellow readers so they can discuss it like others discuss movies or food! These 15 people read books that changed their lives forever. Which was it and why? Scroll right ahead, and you know never, you get your next book suggestion from here.

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“A friend in my hostel suggested this. And it turned out to be a gem. In fact, I bought another one when I lost the first copy. This book remains my all-time Paulo Coelho favorite. The way the books present the message of hope, ambition, goal-searching, and struggle in the form of a fable is amazing. In fact, this book fits the credential of a high school rapid reader ( I am not sure if it already is ). Remarkable quote :

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

(Source: Ashish Kalita/Quora)

2. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings – read it when I was 15 and it changed my life and opened my eyes to the possibility of a larger world. Also turned me on to Pink Floyd. (Source: Jay Bazzinotti/ Quora)

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World: it may have been a forced read in high school, but it changed my perspective on what I am meant to do on this earth. Life isn’t all about personal pleasure and orgy porgies. (Source:  ShepherdDerrialBook / Reddit)

4. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields changed my life for this simple reason. It’s a fictional biography of a woman, Daisy Goodwill Flett. At the end of the book, after her death, Shields makes the statement that she lived her entire life without ever hearing the words “I love you, Daisy.” Although I’d told my wife daily that I loved her, I never used her name until I read this book. It makes a huge difference. (Source: Fanny/Reddit)

5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

After I read TWBC I booked a long weekend to go back to a cave that I had been to once when I was young. Straight down a 35-foot shaft, it opens up to a cavern and I thought I could just go down and get some sort of Murakami experience. Unfortunately, as the day approached I started to get those realistic worries like “what if I slip on the mud on the way down and break my ankle? I could literally die” so I wimped out and just re-read the book instead. That book still makes me long for that sort of extreme solitude. (Source: Bullybullybully/Reddit)