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    People Shared The Books That "Changed Their Lives" And My Reading List Just Grew

    "It, somehow, gave me hope."

    This week in a viral thread, redditor u/VAMPCLAW asked, "What is that one book, that absolutely changed your life?" and — honestly? — my "To Be Read" list just grew by A WHOLE LOT.

    So here are just a few of the life-changing books shared:

    1. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

    2. Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

    3. The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

    4. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

    5. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

    6. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

    7. A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking

    8. Dune by Frank Herbert

    9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

    10. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

    11. Maus by Art Spiegelman

    12. Neuromancer by William Gibson

    13. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    14. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    15. The Dark Tower by Stephen King

    16. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

    17. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

    18. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

    19. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

    20. Othello by William Shakespeare

    21. And finally — From the Big Bang to Planet X: 50 Most Asked Questions About the Universe...and Their Answers by Terence Dickinson

    Now it's your turn! What's one book that genuinely changed your life? Share yours in the comments below!

    NOTE: Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.