I found this recent post on BuzzFeed – 51 Books That Prove Reading Can Change Your Life – really interesting – especially looking at the comments which describe why people chose these books. The list was compiled after members of the BuzzFeed community selected books that got them through hard times.
For me, this list proves how valuable reading is and how it can help pull people through some incredibly difficult times in their lives. In some cases, reading a specific book even helped stop some people thinking suicidal thoughts.
I’ve read a few of the books on the list but this has definitely encouraged me to look up several more. And on the basis of reading this list, I immediately downloaded and read the rather lovely Velveteen Rabbit.
Have you read a book that’s changed your life?