Books that changed your life…


Hey everyone :) ,

*When was the last time a book changed your life?

 One of my friends asked this today, and I thought it was a fantastic question.  So, what book changed YOUR life?


Those are some of my favorites:

  • “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  • “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
  • “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
  • “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
  • “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
  • “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo
  • “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens
  • “The Hobbit (Middle-earth Universe)” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Harry Potter” books by J. K. Rowling
  • “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
  • “Foundation by” Isaac Asimov

Here are some Life changing moment books recommendations:

  • The Bible
  • “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom
  • “Still Life with Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins
  • “Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • “The Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts (Literature)” by Mark Twain
  • “The Celestine prophecy” by James Redfield
  • “Disappearance of the Universe” by Gary Renard
  • “A Course in Miracles” by Helen Schucman
  • “Mans Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl
  • “Battlefield of The Mind’ by Joyce Meyer
  • “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo
  • “A Spell for Chameleon” by Piers Anthony
  • “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

I sincerely hope you have enjoyed this list. I do think many of these books can serve you well and be life-changing. I know they have changed mine for the better, without a doubt, and many of them I return to again and again. They are like close friends that will always be with me over the course of my journey through this thing called life.

So now my question goes to you (the reader):  What books have changed YOUR life?

P.S. I would love to hear what you have to say! :)

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Posted May 13, 2013 by Meglena Ivanova in category Book recommendations

9 thoughts on “Books that changed your life…

  1. Carrie Slager

    I’d definitely have to agree with you on Harry Potter! I first read the series when I was nine years old (well, most of the series because the last books weren’t out at the time) and I just fell in love. That’s why I generally describe the series as one that influenced my life, my childhood especially.

  2. Jayde-Ashe

    Great list. I would have to say The Beach, by Alex Garland, mainly because it got me through some very dark days (
    A quick list off the top of my head…Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck) Revolution Day (Rageh Omaar) The Fortune Cookie (Bryce Courtenay) April Fool’s Day (Courtenay) Blind Faith (Ben Elton) Love Life (Ray Kluun) On the Road (Kerouac) Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Capote)…….ok there is way too many to put on here! Thanks for making me think about it though :)

  3. kaycers

    So many books to read! I think I’m going to quit my job someday and become a full-time reader. Thanks for giving my library some suggestions!

    1. Meglena Ivanova

      I love to read to. :) I hope you will find more suggestions her for you free time. :)Good luck with the reading and filling your library with incredible books. If you like fictions, soon I will post part of my first book – THE LEGEND OF THE MOONSTONE, part of PROFESSOR STRANSKY’S INCREDIBLE STORIES.

      Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is a philosophical book that deals with multiple issues such as cultural myths, laws that govern society and how we should live our lives, the extinction of the plant’s species, and man’s numerous stories of creation.

      Once I finished reading this book I came to the conclusion that I liked it. However, while reading, I wondered many times if it wasn’t a bit too preachy, a bit too “in my face” with the authors thoughts and ideas.

      Daniel Quinn style of writing is intimate. Reading “Ishmael” kind of reminds you of sitting in lecture with that one professor in college whose class you earnestly enjoyed and looked forward to attending each week.

      1. kaycers

        As a SUPER nerd in college who adored my profs and loved good lectures that’s probably why I enjoyed Ishmael so much! haha. For a less preachy, but purely fascinating look at Quinn’s mind you should check out The Holy. It’s a very different breed of Quinn.
        I’m glad to be in touch with you. You seem fun and smart and interesting. <3 Cheers.

  4. pattimari sheets cacciolfi

    Magalina, I have read almost every book on your list and already like you because of your selections. I am a fiction writer and found every one of these books vailable in my writing style. Celestine Prophecy, A course in Miracles and many of the other ones set on my library shef in my living room. Such wonderful writing along with vaulable words to read and and know.
    There is also another writer I didn’t see on your list who is also one of my favorites; Pearl S. Buck. She won a Noble Prize for her vivid descriptions. She could make you feel you were right there in the story with her visual words of description.
    Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi, Therapist and writer.


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