50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life
Real Simple asked renowned authors from every genre in the bookstore to name the title that moved them most. Here are the works they passionately recommended—from classic to obscure, wisecracking to wistful—and the discoveries that they found inside.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
“If you have never read this classic, or pooh-pooh it as being only for kids, think again. Alice and her adventures will make
you see things with childlike curiosity. The story helps us remember that we need to be playful in love, life, and especially
Recommended by Lily Koppel, the author of two nonfiction books, The Astronaut Wives Club ($28, amazon.com) and The Red Leather Diary ($15, amazon.com).
To buy: $25, amazon.com.
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