23 Life-Changing Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once

These best-selling reads will shift your perspective, just like they did for millions of others.

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Books are a safe haven that help us escape the harsh edges of our lives, but every once in a while we come across a book that hurdles us into a state of self-reflection and completely revamps our personal perspective. Life-changing books are hard to find, but completely impossible to forget when we do. From Toni Morrison's Beloved to Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements to Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, we rounded up some bestsellers that have left their mark on millions of readers.

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