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Books that Saved My Life

Michelle Ann
The list author says: "I struggled (still do) to find meaning throughout my entire life and these are some books that have really helped me along the way."
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
"I read this when I was about 14 or 15. I recommend it to everyone I know (still!)"
Crime and Punishment: Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation (Vintage Classics)
Crime and Punishment: Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation (Vintage Classics)
"A great read for thinking about the intellect's role in society."
Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)
Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)
"Deals with gender roles in society and how others perceive us"
House of Leaves
House of Leaves
"Another one I read when I was about 16. It put me into a contemplation coma for about 2 weeks."
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, 1st Vintage Edition
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, 1st Vintage Edition
"This taught me to let go."
Beyond Good and Evil
Beyond Good and Evil
"Sometimes it's ok to be selfish."
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One: Millennium Approaches Part Two: Perestroika
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One: Millennium Approaches Part Two: Perestroika
"A beautiful portrayal of love from all angles"
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
"To what lengths should we go to in order to "rehabilitate" someone?"
Dibs in Search of Self
Dibs in Search of Self
"Excellent book that got me interested in working in the special education field"
The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays
The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays
"Taught me spite"