Looking for the life changing books to change your life and get ahead? Here is the list of Best Life-changing books.
Books provide a safe haven from the harsh realities of life, but every now and then we stumble across a book that follows us into the real world. A book that forces us to think about ourselves and dramatically transforms our personal perspective.
They’re difficult to come by, but once we do, they’re impossible to forget.
Best Life-Changing Books To Try Out In 2022:
1. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Amy, who was born with cerebral palsy, is unable to walk without the use of a walker, speak without the use of a voice box, or even fully regulate her facial expressions. Matthew, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, is preoccupied with repetitive thoughts, neurotic rituals, and paralysing terror.
Amy and Matthew are more alike than either of them thought, both in dire need of someone to help them reach out to the world.
These two teenagers are pushed into each other’s lives when Amy decides to hire student aides to assist her in her final year at Coral Hills High School. As they spend more time together, what began as a developing relationship turns into something neither of them imagined.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It’s actually just a short narrative about a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a bit of larceny…
Markus Zusak’s remarkable new novel is set during World War II in Germany and tells the narrative of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel makes a modest living by stealing when she comes upon something she can’t live without – books.
She learns to read with the help of her accordion-playing foster father and shares her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids and with the Jewish guy hiding in her basement before being marched to Dachau. This is a moving storey on the power of books to nourish the soul.
3. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Hello and welcome to Elsewhere. The weather is pleasant, with a light breeze, and the beaches are beautiful. It’s calm and serene. You cannot become ill or grow aged.
Do you want to see some new Picasso paintings?
Visit one of the museums in Elsewhere. Do you need to talk to someone about a situation you’re having? Pay a visit to Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric office.
Liz Hall, a fifteen-year-old girl, ends herself somewhere else after she dies. It’s a place that’s both familiar and alien at the same time. Liz will regress in time from the day of her death until she reverts to a baby and returns to Earth.
Liz, on the other hand, wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen. She would like to obtain her driver’s licence. She aspires to complete high school and attend college.
4. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
It all began with a vision. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a regular boy fantasy, the kind that most teen girls have. Pattyn Von Stratten, on the other hand, is not like most teenage girls.
A simple dream may not be a sin for someone raised in a devout — yet abusive — home, but it could be the first step toward hell and eternal damnation.
For Pattyn, this dream is the first step. Is it, however, a journey to hell or a journey to a better life? Pattyn begins to ask inquiries for the first time. Questions concerning God, a woman’s purpose, sex, and love — mainly love — seem to have no answers. What exactly is it? What happened to it? Will she ever get to see it? Is she deserving of it?
5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
“Speak out for yourself–we’re interested in hearing what you’ve got to say.” Melinda knows this is a huge gigantic lie, part of the absurdity of high school, from the first day of her freshman year at Merryweather High.
She is a loner and an outcast because she disrupted a summer party by contacting the cops, and now no one will speak to her, much less listen to her. As time passes, she grows increasingly secluded, to the point that she nearly stops speaking.
Only her art class provides relief, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to confront what truly happened at that awful party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her.
6. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Francesca is stranded in St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that pretends to be coed by providing a restroom for the girls. An ultra-feminist, a suspected slut, and an exceedingly goofy accordion player are her sole female acquaintances.
From Thomas, who specialises in melodic burping, to Will, the continuously grinning, arrogant imbecile that Francesca can’t seem to stop thinking about, the lads are no better.
Then there’s Francesca’s mother, who always feels she knows what’s best for her daughter—until she becomes abruptly depressed, leaving Francesca adrift, alone, and unsure of who she is. This is the storey of a girl who must find the strength to save her family, her social life, and—hardest of all—her life.
7. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
They had just finished reviewingNewton’s principles of motion in physics class on the day Liz Emerson attempted suicide. She then put them into practise after school by driving her Mercedes off the road.
Why did Liz Emerson come to the conclusion that the world would be a better place if she didn’t exist? What made her give up?
Meridian High’s most popular junior girl’s brief and tragic life is pieced together in this nonlinear storey. Liz didn’t understand mass, acceleration, momentum, or force in physics, and she still doesn’t grasp it now as her Mercedes hurtles into the tree.
8. Tease by Amanda Maciel
Sara Wharton is to blame for Emma Putnam’s death. At least, that’s what it appears like everyone believes. Sara has been accused criminally, along with her closest friend and three other students, for the bullying and harassment that led to Emma’s untimely suicide.
Sara is now the one who is being shunned, despite the fact that she is already guilty in the eyes of her peers, the community, and the media.
Sara is forced to think on the events that led her to this point—and ultimately examine her own role in an undeniable tragedy—during the summer before her senior year, in between meetings with lawyers and a court-recommended therapist.
And she’ll have to find a way to keep moving forward, even if she feels as if her own life is coming to an end.
9. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The narrative of Junior, a young cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is told by best-selling author Sherman Alexie. Junior leaves his problematic rez high school to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot, determined to take control of his own destiny.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break free from the life he was destined to live, and is based on the author’s own experiences, along with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art.
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10. Winger by Andrew Smith
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school in the Pacific Northwest for wealthy children. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and sharing a room with the rugby team’s top bully.
He’s also head over heels in love with his closest friend Annie, who sees him as a young child.
Ryan Dean manages to overcome life’s complexities and even find happiness with the support of his sense of humour, rugby mates, and a knack for sketching comics. But, when the unthinkable occurs, he must figure out how to cling on to what matters most, even when everything appears to be falling apart.
These were the life changing books that you should read on a regular basis. Hope you have liked our list.