10 Life-Changing Books to Read Before You Die



Consider reading these page-turners if you’re looking for ultimate life lessons. They will change your perspective about life and yourself— speaking from personal experience.

Click on the titles or images for the summary and reviews.

1. Tuesdays with Morrie
    Mitch Albom
    Best quote: “What is it about silence that makes people uneasy? Why do people only find comfort when they’re filling the air with words?”

2. The Kite Runner
    Khaled Hosseini
    Best quote: “For you, a thousand times over.”

3. The Book Thief
    Markus Zusak
    Best quote: “I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race – that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant… I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.” 

4. The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank
    Best quote: “In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”

 


 

5. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1
    Neale Donald Walsch
    Best quote: “The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out Who You Are, seek to determine Who You Want to Be.” 


6. Sophie’s World
    Jostein Gaarder
    Best quote: “Men have created the gods in their own image. They believe the gods were born and have bodies and clothes and language just as we have. If oxen, horses, and lions could draw, they would depict gods that looked like oxen, horses, and lions.”

7. The Prophet
    Kahlil Gibran
    Best quote: “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” 

 

8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson
Best quote: “You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked.” 

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9. The 7 Habits of Highly-Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey
Best quote: “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

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10. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and it’s all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life
    Richard Carlson
    Best quote: “There are two rules for living in harmony. #1) Don’t sweat the small stuff and #2) It’s all small.”


 

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