50 books that’ll change your life

by , Thursday March 6, 2014
50 books that’ll change your life

How many have you read? 

We’ve come up with our own version of the World Book Day #WritesofPassage list of life-changing books. It’s all based on your votes. Here they are, in no particular order: 


  1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  2. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  5. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  6. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  7. The Lord of the Rings series by J R R Tolkien
  8. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  9. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  10. The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
  11. The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  12. Diamond by Jacqueline Wilson
  13. The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
  14. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  15. Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennell
  16. The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
  17. Graveyard by Neil Gaiman
  18. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  20. The Unwind Trilogy by Neal Shusterman
  21. Salvage by Keren David
  22. Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
  23. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  24. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
  25. The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
  26. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  27. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
  28. More Than This by Patrick Ness
  29. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  30. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  31. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  32. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  33. The Shiver Series by Maggie Stiefvater
  34. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
  35. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  36. The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
  37. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
  38. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  39. War of the Worlds by HG Wells
  40. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  41. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dylan Sheldon
  42. Soulmates by Holly Bourne
  43. My sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
  44. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  45. Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  46. A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones series) by George R R Martin
  47. The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection by Trenton Lee Stewart
  48. The Warriors Series by Denise Domning
  49. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  50. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

What do you think? Are there any glaring holes? How many have you read? Let us know!

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