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Books That Changed Our Readers’ Lives

We asked our readers: What book changed your life? From beloved classics to contemporary novels, discover the stories that have shaped you and other readers like you!

  1. 1

    Boy Meets Boy

    by David Levithan

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    Boy Meets Boy Book Cover Picture

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  2. 2

    Holes

    by Louis Sachar

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    Holes Book Cover Picture

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  3. 3

    Winnie the Pooh

    by A. A. Milne

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    Winnie the Pooh Book Cover Picture

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  4. 4

    The Outsiders

    by S. E. Hinton

    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition Book Cover Picture
    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition Book Cover Picture

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  5. 5

    Never Let Me Go

    by Kazuo Ishiguro

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    Never Let Me Go Book Cover Picture

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  6. 6

    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Bronte

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    Jane Eyre Book Cover Picture

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  7. 7

    The Order of Time

    by Carlo Rovelli

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    The Order of Time Book Cover Picture

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  8. 8

    The Kite Runner

    by Khaled Hosseini

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    The Kite Runner Book Cover Picture

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  9. 9

    The House on Mango Street

    by Sandra Cisneros

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    The House on Mango Street Book Cover Picture

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  10. 10

    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

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    Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Picture

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  11. 11

    I’ll Give You the Sun

    by Jandy Nelson

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    I'll Give You the Sun Book Cover Picture

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  12. 12

    A Wrinkle in Time

    by Madeleine L’Engle

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    A Wrinkle in Time Book Cover Picture

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  13. 13

    The Fault in Our Stars

    by John Green

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    The Fault in Our Stars Book Cover Picture

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  14. 14

    Lord of the Flies

    by William Golding

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    Lord of the Flies Book Cover Picture

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  15. 15

    Middlemarch

    by George Eliot

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  16. 16

    The Joy Luck Club

    by Amy Tan

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    The Joy Luck Club Book Cover Picture

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  17. 17

    Dune: Deluxe Edition

    by Frank Herbert

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    Dune: Deluxe Edition Book Cover Picture

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  18. 18

    The Night Circus

    by Erin Morgenstern

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    The Night Circus Book Cover Picture

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  19. 19

    Captive Prince

    by C. S. Pacat

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    Captive Prince Book Cover Picture

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  20. 20

    Sharp Objects

    by Gillian Flynn

    Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

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  21. 21

    A Little Life

    by Hanya Yanagihara

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    A Little Life Book Cover Picture

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  22. 22

    Little Women

    by Louisa May Alcott

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    Little Women Book Cover Picture

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  23. 23

    Tuesdays with Morrie

    by Mitch Albom

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    Tuesdays with Morrie Book Cover Picture

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  24. 24

    The Road

    by Cormac McCarthy

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