Books That Changed Your Life

Life­hack­er picked up on Kev­in Kelly’s book list (one of the lists I wrote about here) and sub­sequently asked its read­er­ship what books changed their lives. The res­ults were duly com­piled in The Books That Changed Your Life. The top ten:

  1. The Bible
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  3. The Foun­tain­head (Ayn Rand)
  4. Zen and the Art of Motor­cycle Main­ten­ance (Robert M. Pirsig)
  5. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
  6. The Stranger (Albert Camus)
  7. 1984 (George Orwell)
  8. The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolki­en)
  9. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  10. Dune (Frank Her­bert)