Books That Will Change Your Outlook On Life

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Books are amazing creations, designed to transport you to places near and far away, but they also have the power to change how you see the everyday world.

Check out these fantastic suggestions from Buzfeed on books that will change your outlook. 


Ann M. Martin
Description: The summer that Hattie turns twelve, she meets the childlike uncle she never knew and becomes friends with a girl who works at the carnival that comes to Hattie's small town.
Call Number: J FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Richelle Mead
Description: When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.
Call Number: YA FIC Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Michael Newton
Description: Sixty seven people recall their life between lives, through spititual hypnotherapy.
Call Number: 133.9013 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Alan P. Lightman
Description: A fictional work in which a twenty-six-year-old Albert Einstein, working in a patent office in Switzerland, imagines possible worlds in which time works differently as he formulates his theory of relativity.
Call Number: FIC Lig
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Jenny Lawson
Description: Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness.
Call Number: B Law
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Kate Zambreno
Description: "Ruth, is a young American in London, kin to Jean Seberg gamines and contemporary celebutantes, by day spritzing perfume at the department store she calls Horrids, by night trying desperately to navigate a world colored by the unwanted gaze of others and the uncertainty of her own self-regard. Ruth, the green girl, joins the canon of young people existing in that important, frightening, and exhilarating period of drift and anxiety between youth and adulthood"--Publisher's website.
Call Number: FIC Zam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Jodi Picoult
Description: A teenager with Asperger's syndrome-- smart, quirky, with a passion for crime scene analysis--winds up on trial for murder.
Call Number: FIC Pic
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Caitlin Moran
Description: Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth--whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children--to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.
Call Number: 305.42 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Daniel Quinn
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Erick Setiawan
Description: Raised in a sepulchral house where ghosts dwell in mirrors, Meridia grows up lonely and miserable. But at age sixteen, she has a chance at happiness when she falls in love with Daniel-a caring and naive young man. Soon they marry, and Meridia can finally escape to live with her husband's family, unaware that they harbor dark secrets of their own. There is a grave hidden in the garden, there are two sisters groomed from birth to despise each other, and there is Eva-the formidable matriarch and the wickedest mother-in-law imaginable-whose grievances swarm the air in an army of bees. As Meridia struggles to keep her life and marriage together, she discovers long-buried secrets about her own past as well as shocking truths about her new family that inexorably push her love, courage, and sanity to the brink.
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Judith Guest
Description: The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.
Call Number: LP FIC Gue
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Curtis Sittenfeld
Description: Fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves Indiana to enroll at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. Surrounded by beautiful and wealthy students, Lee immediately feels like an outsider. both repulsed and captivated by her classmates, she carve out a niche for herself. But everything falls apart when Lee's private thoughts become public information--leading to her ostracism.
Call Number: FIC Sit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Kurt Vonnegut
Description: Billy Pilgrim survives capture by the Germans in World War II, the Dresden bombings, and the struggle for financial success only to be kidnapped in a flying saucer and taken to the planet Tralfamadore.
Call Number: FIC Von
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Laurie Halse/ Carroll Anderson
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Caroline M Myss
Call Number: 291.422 Mys
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Garth Stein
Description: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
Call Number: LP FIC Ste
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Kate Chopin, Margaret Culley
Description: In the summer of her twenty-eighth year, as she watched numerous mothers on a beach, Edna Pontellier vowed to honor the deep yearnings within herself that she sensed were unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood. She abandoned her conventional role in life and made for herself a controversial and ultimately destructive life.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Lois Lowry
Description: Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Call Number: JLP FIC Low
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Philip Pullman
Description: Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Tiffany Baker, Carrington MacDuffie
Description: Since her birth, Truly has endured constant embarrassment for her large size. Her sister Serena has always been a timeless beauty. But beauty comes with a price when Serena finds herself mixed up with the wrong guy. When Serena Jane leaves town, Truly is left to care for her nephew, and her life leads her into some unexpected places.
Call Number: FIC Bak
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Marina Keegan
Description: "An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 818.609 Kee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Eckhart Tolle
Description: 'The power of now' is a guide to spiritual awakening from a man who has emerged as one of this generation's clearest, most inspiring teachers. Eckhart Tolle is not aligned with any particular religion but does what all the great masters have done: shows that the way, the truth, and the light already exist within each of us.
Call Number: 291.44 Tol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Sue Monk Kidd, Karen White
Call Number: FIC Kid
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Sam Kean
Description: Sam Kean reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. The forgotten tales of ordinary people, their struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made neuroscience possible.
Call Number: 617.48 Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Dennis E Taylor
Description: "Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty. The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad, very mad." -Amazon
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Shaun David Hutchinson, Gibson Frazier
Description: Abducted by aliens periodically throughout his youth, Henry Denton is informed by his erstwhile captors that they will end the world in 144 days unless he stops them by deciding that humanity is worth saving.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Melanie Joy
Call Number: 641.306 Joy
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
John Eldredge
Description: Wild at heart is an invitation to men "to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God"
Call Number: 248.4 Eld
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
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A Corner Of The Universe
Ann M. Martin
J FIC Mar
Spiritual Madness: The Necessity Of Meeting God In Darkness [Audiobook]
Caroline M Myss
291.422 Mys
Bloodlines
Richelle Mead
YA FIC Mea
The Art Of Racing In The Rain [Large Print]
Garth Stein
LP FIC Ste
Destiny Of Souls : New Case Studies Of Life Between Lives
Michael Newton
133.9013 New
The Awakening
Kate Chopin, Margaret Culley
FIC Cho
Einstein's Dreams
Alan P. Lightman
FIC Lig
The Giver [Large Print]
Lois Lowry
JLP FIC Low
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things [Audiobook]
Jenny Lawson
B Law
The Golden Compass [E-book]
Philip Pullman
Green Girl
Kate Zambreno
FIC Zam
The Little Giant Of Aberdeen County [Audiobook]
Tiffany Baker, Carrington MacDuffie
FIC Bak
House Rules
Jodi Picoult
FIC Pic
The Opposite Of Loneliness : Essays And Stories
Marina Keegan
818.609 Kee
How To Be A Woman
Caitlin Moran
305.42 Mor
The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment [Audiobook]
Eckhart Tolle
291.44 Tol
Ishmael
Daniel Quinn
FIC Qui
The Secret Life Of Bees [Audiobook]
Sue Monk Kidd, Karen White
FIC Kid
Of Bees And Mist
Erick Setiawan
FIC Set
The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons : The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery
Sam Kean
617.48 Kea
Ordinary People [Large Print]
Judith Guest
LP FIC Gue
We Are Legion : (We Are Bob)
Dennis E Taylor
FIC Tay
Prep
Curtis Sittenfeld
FIC Sit
We Are The Ants
Shaun David Hutchinson, Gibson Frazier
Slaughterhouse-Five ; Or, The Children's Crusade, A Duty-Dance With Death
Kurt Vonnegut
FIC Von
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs And Wear Cows : An Introduction To Carnism
Melanie Joy
641.306 Joy
Speak
Laurie Halse/ Carroll Anderson
YA FIC ordered 062917
Wild At Heart : Discovering The Secret Of A Man's Soul
John Eldredge
248.4 Eld