What are Top 10 life-changing books?

Pretty bored and are in search of something to read? Don’t pass by! After reading the article you will definitely know what books will overthrow your established views?


Nowadays is the time when people start reading again. They more and more often turn for advice to the book, looking for answers to the most important questions for themselves in the works of classical and contemporary authors.

You know, the book can change the life, and sometimes - only one book. Without claiming any outcome or the final choice, we offer you a list of life-changing books that will leave an indelible mark on the soul of everyone who reads it.

Here you can get acquainted with a books review of the manuals which are indispensable to be on your bookshelf:

  • Carlos Castaneda "Teachings of Don Juan"

Don Juan

The book describes the philosophy of the Indian sorcerer Don Juan, who personally met Castaneda. Shaman offers his theory of knowledge of the world by means of the interpretation of the signal energy of the universe. Theory of Don Juan is distinct from what is guided by European philosophy. Europeans are guided in the perception of the world more than by the representation of society. Don Juan promotes the construction of his model of the universe, based on the experience.

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

One Hundred Years of Solitude

It is a book-treasure, the book of mystery, the greatest creation in the genre of magical realism. It is considered as one of the best life-changing books of all times. As the name implies, it is dedicated to the legendary creature loneliness in all its forms.

This is the story about the appearance, formation, sunset and the end of the genus Buendia. Disunity and unbearable loneliness of each family member, the inability to understand each other, fatalistic destinies...But in spite of the disturbing, heavy theme of the work, it is felt that the whole novel is saturated with deep warmth and affection of the writer to the entire depicted world: the town, its inhabitants, their usual daily concerns. No wonder: after all, Gabriel Garcia Marquez himself had admitted that "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is  dedicated to his memories of the childhood.

  • Jerome Salinger "The Catcher in the Rye"

Probably there is no more memorable, more poignant story about growing up, told on behalf of a teenager than the story of Holden Caulfield. He had no special values in life except a very vague idea of how the things should be. The most vivid image in the book - the dream of the protagonist, the very things that he could do without self-disgust.

  • Gregory David Roberts “Shantaram”


"You'll never be so young and free as it is now"

That is the sensational novel-confession of one man, who managed to escape from the abyss of his own and survive, to know true friendship and love, to lose them and find again. "Shantaram" catches the reader through the truth - sometimes ugly and violent - which permeates every line of the work of art. A great number of reflections on the choice, values, sense of existence makes you look at your life from a different angle.

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  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery "Little Prince"

Little Prince

The most famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the illustrations for which were created by the author, is a wise tale-parable, which simply and earnestly tells about the most important: the friendship and love of duty and fidelity, beauty and tolerance for evil.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby"


The history of love, vanity, and the ascent to success. The history of a strong, ambitious man who has achieved fame and fortune for the sake of the woman he loved. Great Story of a Dreamer, slowly and cruelly disillusioned. Becoming at one time "the symbol of the collapse of the American Dream," this book is still a great life-changing book to read. Many people call "The Great Gatsby" as jazz in the literature - impeccable, bares the soul of the reader, carving out emotions, like sparks from stones.

  • Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged"

Library of Congress has held extensive sociological survey, trying to determine which book has the most profound impact on Americans. The first place, of course, took the Bible, but the second..."Atlas Shrugged"! The combination of business novel and a philosophical treatise that influence and overturn human nature from the beginning to the end. Perhaps the best and most technically advanced novel by Ayn Rand - our former compatriot, created own philosophical concept and managed to become a cult American writer.

  • Mikhail Bulgakov "The Master and Margarita"

A unique novel in this genre, like a puzzling contemporary writer, and the current generation. Who rules the world? Users are free to decide their own destiny or whether there are higher forces? These questions cover both storylines contained in the product - the story of Pontius Pilate, taking place in the city Yershalaim in the first century BC and the story of the inhabitants of Moscow in the thirties of the XX century. Topics of eternity, good and evil, love and predestined fates are intertwined in "Master and Margarita".

  • Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Dorian Grey

Eternal youth, perfect beauty, passion - is chasing imaginary ideals for thousands of years people. One of the greatest literary works of the past century, the only novel by Oscar Wilde which raises very delicate questions, always important for the understanding of ethics, morality and art. The history of a man who wanted to preserve youth forever is now recognized as an unsurpassed masterpiece in the world of literature.

  • Erich Maria Remarque "Three Comrades"

Three Comrades

The novel tells the story of the friendship of three young men, about their lives and love that knows no boundaries and limits. The story is often referred to death, but, despite this, the product contaminates irrepressible desire to live. The sad story is told to the reader so that you can’t but look to the future with optimism after reading the novel. The book could well be used as an educational manual - it is able to tell a sense of honor, friendship, loyalty and dignity better than any textbook.

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