There are some stories that stay with us for a lifetime. What about the ones that change our lives? Yes, there are some books that are considered life changing for all the right reasons. It might be time to slick through the pages of a few.
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
Sometimes, it seems as though some of us have more creativity than others. However, The Artist’s Way helps to unlock creativity on all of us. There is a task to complete at the end of each chapter to help readers think a little deeper about what they have just enjoyed. Almost anyone can feel a bit more creative thanks to this book.
The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck
The Road Less Traveled is a non-fiction book that covers spirituality and psychology. It is packed with everything you could need to become a fulfilled and well-rounded person. The book looks into human concepts as well as theories about why our minds work the way they do. M. Scott Peck also explains four theories about spiritual development to help us realize who we are.
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
The Giving Tree might be a children’s book, but it has a message that can affect people of all ages. It’s all about a tree that loves a little boy. She continues to be there for him throughout his entire life, even though she doesn’t always get anything in return.
Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder
This book tells the story of Sophie Amundsen, a teenager who is introduced to philosophy by Alberto Knox. While it might be Sophie having to come to terms with philosophical questions, the reader can often find themselves trying to find their own answers to them, too.
The History of Love, Nicole Kraus
If you love to read novels that are filled with joy and mystery, then The History of Love could be the read for you. The book tells the tale of Leo Gursky and Alma, aka the love of his life. While you may finish reading the story, it can be tough to ever let the story of Leo and Alma fade from your life.
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
There is a good reason that the Life of Pi has been turned into a blockbuster hit. Pi Patel has an incredible knowledge of animals when his ship sinks across the ocean. He finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a few of his animals where Pi must learn how to survive, or does he? A tale of intrigue helps to show the reader that believing in something, even yourself, can be enough to keep driving us forward.
The Alchemist, Paulo Coehlo
If you want an inspiring book that’s easy to read, then it might be time to pick up The Alchemist. It tells the tale of Santiago, a shepherd who longs for nothing more than to see the world. However, Santiago soon learns that his trip to find worldly treasures is about to become a journey to discover himself and learn how to follow his dreams instead.
So many books can change our lives for a whole host of reasons. While not all of them are as obvious as others, it can be easy to lose ourselves to the pages as we let the stories take over our lives. It can be tough to put a good book down. It can be even harder to forget it.