We all have that one book (maybe more than one) that has stuck with you for a while. You might remember it occasionally with nostalgia. You might pick it up and reread it for the umpteenth time. You might be obsessed with it. You might have a deep personal connection with it. What is that book?
I think the book "Anything but Ordinary" has made a profound impact on my life, and I wrote a blogpost about it here somewhere :) It starts off with a girl who woke up from a coma after 5 years, and I thought it was one of the strangest but best books I've ever read xD
1.) Harry Potter. First book. Started it all.
2.) Geronimo Stilton! Those books were fab.
3.) For some reason, Because Of Winn Dixie leaped to mind. It wasn't one of the books I was fanatically obsessed with as a child, but over the years I think it becomes more and more beautiful in hindsight.
4.) A Long Way From Chicago! So underrated.
While the story isn't much, the explanatory sub-book cause so many things about humanity to make sense.
There will always be three groups, the only difference is size and who.
I'm obsessed with a lot of book series, but I have to say that the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter (as common as they are) have impacted me the most. They are my absolute favorite series of all time!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green definitely impacted my life the most. With quotes like "You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful", "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations", as well as "You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.", how could this book fail to impact anyone? It really opened my eyes and gave me a new perception about life and the people I spend it with.
I think the book The Help made somewhat of an impact on my life because at random times I think about some of the scenes from the book. Also The Harry Potter Series they basically symbolize my childhood.
I can't speak as to which book has made the greatest impact of my life-- thousands of books have changed me in ways I can't possibly know. I might not have even read the most important book in my life. One book that's sort of taken residence of the back of my brain for the past few years is The Social Animal, by David Brooks. It's sort of a pop-psychology book, similar to something Malcolm Gladwell would write. It's one of the first psychology books I ever read, and I've found it's really influenced my thinking. I nearly always have it lurking in the back of my mind.
As many have already said, definitely Harry Potter.