hubiestubert: I absolutely despise Catcher in the Rye, and while I've tried to approach it again, without a reading list from a professor, it's still a book that I just don't like. I get why it hit some folks like a ton of bricks, but it absolutely doesn't resonate for me.
Chris Ween: I've read 5. World War Z did not change me.
Ryker's Peninsula: Many of those books did change my life. They made me realize I wasted a lot of time and money getting a degree in Modern Literature./ Would you like fries with that post?
Indolent: List fails without Frank Herbert's Dune.
doglover: That was pretty bad, even for a Buzzfeed list.If "IT" changes your life....
Dust: This is just a list of the author's favorite books, ginned up as something more than that.Every book can change your life to the extent you allow it. No list needed.
K.B.O. Winston: 9. The Artist's Way has some good advice, but I think it'd only be life changing if you decided to follow it's recommendations for the rest of your life.As for the books that ACTUALLY changed my life:1. The Friendship Pact by Susan Beth Pfiffer (sp?). Not a great book by any means, but the first book where I 'saw' the story play out in my mind, setting me up for a lifetime of reading addiction. I can still remember the yellow corduroy fabric the apron was made with, despite having forgotten a lot of better books since.2. I Want to Go Home - Gordon Korman. Read when I was the right age for it, the only time when reading I laughed so hard I fell off something. Korman's mostly in it for the money now (and with a family to raise, no judgement there), but when he was younger his creativity level stood feet above the other books on the YA shelf. When I lose out on writing contests where I'm fairly sure I, *perhaps,* should've gone further, I remember that scene with the teacher from the end of Son of Interflux (if you've read it, you probably know which one I mean).Korman's early work in general changed what I consider the minimum level of creativity one can and should expect from a book, especially in the YA genre.
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