43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

    Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about a book that changed their lives, or their outlook on life.

    They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!

    And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.

    1. Of Bees and Mist by Erick Setiawan

    2. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

    3. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

    4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

    5. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

    6. Captivating and Wild at Heart by John and Stasi Eldredge

    7. 1984 by George Orwell and The Giver by Lois Lowry

    8. House Rules by Jodi Picoult

    9. Family Don't End With Blood by Lynn S. Zubernis

    10. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy

    11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    12. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

    13. What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci

    14. Bonds That Make Us Free by C. Terry Warner

    15. You Don't Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent

    16. A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin

    17. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

    18. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

    19. Speak by Laurie Anderson

    20. Bobiverse series by Dennis E. Taylor

    21. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

    22. The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean

    23. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

    24. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    25. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    26. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

    27. Green Girl by Kate Zambreno

    28. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

    29. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

    30. Grip by Kennedy Ryan

    31. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

    32. ADHD: A Different Hard Drive? by Jennie Friedman

    33. Journey of Souls by Michael Newton

    34. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

    35. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

    36. Ordinary People by Judith Guest

    37. The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes by Dawn Schiller

    38. Spiritual Madness (audiobook) by Carolyn Myss

    39. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

    40. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

    41. Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman

    42. The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

    43. It's Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

    Responses edited for length and clarity.

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