I don't know one person who doesn't wish that they had more time to curl up with a good book, away from the hectic everyday. Granted, there's a lot of enjoyment in a good romance novel or something a bit steamy (ahem, Fifty Shades of Grey) -- but every once in a while when you stumble upon a book that really resonates with you, it's magical. A book that really makes you think, evaluate, question, and has an impact -- it's worth more than its $9.95 sticker price.
We asked some of our Stir community -- what books have you read that have changed your life? And their answers, well, they may surprise you.
Check out of fabulous titles and the way they've changed lives, here:
What book has changed your life?
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The impact: "Made me want to become a writer. The writing was so powerful to me, I basically just decided I wanted to become a writer. I then spent three years writing a book that pretty much sounded like Charlotte Bronte, only a lot worse. No one wanted to buy it. But I stuck with the writing thing. I still haven’t written the Jane Eyre equivalent, but maybe one day."