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40 Life-Changing Books You Should Read at Least Once by Good Housekeeping

In November 2021 Good Housekeeping published 40 Life-Changing Books You Should Read at Least Once.
From self-help books to incredible classics, this list is filled with powerful novels, memoirs and more.
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
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Minor Feelings (Cathy Park Hong)
Minor Feelings (Cathy Park Hong)
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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5
When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
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The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
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Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom)
Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch Albom)
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Untamed (Glennon Doyle)
Untamed (Glennon Doyle)
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Farenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Farenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
12
Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)
Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)
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13
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupéry)
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Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
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The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
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Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward)
Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward)
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How to Do Nothing (Jenny Odell)
How to Do Nothing (Jenny Odell)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
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To Kill a Mocking Bird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mocking Bird (Harper Lee)
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Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change (Maggie Smith)
Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity and Change (Maggie Smith)
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Just Us (Claudia Rankine)
Just Us (Claudia Rankine)
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The Book of Delights (Ross Gay)
The Book of Delights (Ross Gay)
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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
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29
How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
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The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck (Sarah Knight)
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck (Sarah Knight)
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Becoming Better Grownups: Rediscovering What Matters and Remembering How to Fly (BRAD MONTAGUE)
Becoming Better Grownups: Rediscovering What Matters and Remembering How to Fly (BRAD MONTAGUE)
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In the Dream House (Carmen Maria Machado)
In the Dream House (Carmen Maria Machado)
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Thick and Other Essays (Tressie Mcmillan Cottom)
Thick and Other Essays (Tressie Mcmillan Cottom)
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Deep Work (Cal Newport)
Deep Work (Cal Newport)
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Lori Gottlieb)
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Lori Gottlieb)
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Hunger (Roxane Gay)
Hunger (Roxane Gay)
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Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Big Magic (Elizabeth Gilbert)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
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Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World (William H. Mcraven)
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World (William H. Mcraven)
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