Books that changed my life

A Listmania! list by Aaron Bigman
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The list author says: "Here is a list of books I've read that have warped my mind (in the best possible way).Enjoy!"
Kitchen (A Black cat book)
1.  Kitchen (A Black cat book) by Banana Yoshimoto
The list author says:
  "a sweet book with two stories in it"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories
2.  No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
The list author says:
  "Interesting stories. The writing is a little whispy and straight to the point, which is boring if you like classics and refreshing if you like modern books."
$8.70   Used & New from: $4.14
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Boy Meets Boy
3.  Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The list author says:
  "An interesting, sweet teenage romance novel set in a haven for gay teenagers"
$9.18   Used & New from: $3.68
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

The Bell Jar
4.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The list author says:
  "If your mood easily shifts according to which book you're reading, you might want to stay away from this--the world of depression Plath creates is emmersive and realistic"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (688 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Lolita (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
5.  Lolita (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "An intense, creepy book about a man's obsession with his young nymphet stepdaughter. The writing is by far the best I've ever read"
$18.45   Used & New from: $2.13
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (929 customer reviews)

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
6.  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
The list author says:
  "graphic novel alert! If you're not sure about that, don't worry, it feels a lot like a novel. it shows us her life during and after the Iranian Revolution."
$7.88   Used & New from: $4.61
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Watchmen
7.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "This is also a graphic novel, but if you're graphic-shy, I would stay away. It is, more or less, about superheroes"
$25.68   Used & New from: $3.37
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,376 customer reviews) | 35 customer discussions

Night
8.  Night by Elie Wiesel
The list author says:
  "Not for the weak-hearted, this amazing look into the Holocaust gives us just that--an amazing look into the Holocaust"
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,844 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories
9.  Welcome to the Monkey House: Stories by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "a great collection of stories. A typical story is about the world discovering how to detach the soul from the body"
$10.60   Used & New from: $3.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

The City of Ember (Books of Ember)
10.  The City of Ember (Books of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau
The list author says:
  "This easy-to-read, post-apocalyptic book has a very good story. I wouldn't recommend the sequels, though"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,029 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
11.  The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) by John Boyne
The list author says:
  "Another Holocaust novel, but this one is told from the perspective of a german child living next to Auschwitz"
$9.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,055 customer reviews)

How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most
12.  How Philosophy Can Save Your Life: 10 Ideas That Matter Most by Marietta McCarty
The list author says:
  "A book that really will change your life if you've never played with philosophy. And even if you have, it relates the ideas to real life."
$9.94   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
13.  The Elephant Vanishes: Stories by Haruki Murakami
The list author says:
  "This collection of stories has way too many misses to buy, but just enough hits to get from the library"
$12.93   Used & New from: $4.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Annie on My Mind
14.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
The list author says:
  "A book about two teenagers, both girls, realizing that they love each other. It's a classic, and really, really good"
$7.89   Used & New from: $3.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

The Little Prince
15.  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The list author says:
  "If you haven't already read this, if you can read,and if you have a heart, then I would recommend this little miracle of a book"
$8.40   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,201 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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bell jar availability on Kindle 3 Aug 25, 2014
Super Weapon in Dr. Manhattan 5 Jan 10, 2014
Ok for my 9-yr old daughter? 14 Nov 18, 2013
Is Watchmen appropriate for teens? 10 Oct 26, 2013
Why is Alan Moore not getting any credit? 7 Mar 23, 2013
Woods' Translation vs Howard's Translation 5 Mar 23, 2013
No ribbon in 2011 reprint? 3 Jan 15, 2013
Did 'Watchmen' plagiarize this earlier novel? (*SPOILER!*) 16 Jan 5, 2013
Not only fiction, it's really bad fiction. 47 Nov 28, 2012
Why The New Translation? 2 Apr 7, 2012
kindle edition 1 Feb 18, 2012
Recommendations for my 13 year old daughter. She loved Hunger Games, City of Glass, etc. 6 Sep 16, 2011
 
   

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