All books have the power to teach us things about others and ourselves, but ultimately each person has a list of books which changed them as a person. Whether they were pivotal at a particular moment of their life, changed the way they viewed themselves, or altered their perspective on the world, the best books reshape our lives.

So here’s my personal list of books that rocked my world. I am quite interested to see what this list will look like 10, 30 and 50 years from now.

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
  • Ethics in the New Millennium by The Dalai Lama XIV
  • The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • We Have Always Lived In A Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • As the Waltz Was Ending by Emma Macalik Butterworth
  • As Simple as Snow by Gregorry Galloway
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline