Top 10 life changing books

By Jon Zamsky


10. The Power of Habit- Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit starts the list off at number 10 because it will teach any reader how to efficiently run their life. It goes through the steps that any person must take in improving themselves and that life truly is just a series of habits.


9. Man Made - Dan Jones

Most girls can vouch for the fact that most guys have literally no idea what they are doing when it comes to style, fashion, or grooming. This book will change many awkward high school boys’ lives.



8. The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

Pain can tear people apart. This book will show anybody what it means to truly hurt inside, and it can shed light on the human experience. It allows people to remember that no matter what they are going through, they are never alone.

7. Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut has never been known for being a realistic writer, and many of his stories make little to no sense many times. His masterpiece in Slaughter house five addresses the issue of war and our culture about death in a way that no other book has ever done, which is why this book makes the list.



6. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell’s book will make you reassess how you picture your mind. Many times we believe that we are in control, but this book shows us how most of what we do is caused by our uncontrollable unconscious.

5. Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

The will of the human spirit is truly inspiring. Unbroken will be able to push you to limits you never thought possible and inspire you to reach goals you never dreamed that you can achieve.  The book shows that, with the right attitude, you will never be broken.

4.The life-changing magic of tidying up- Marie Kondo

Organization has never been one of my strong suits, and it still is not. However, this book shows so many benefits of living a clean life. It has inspired me to do simple tasks such as keeping my room straight, and shows how much it can benefit the mind.

3. The Power Paradox- Dacher Keltner

The power paradox shows how we influence people and the ways in which people may begin to hate us. It not only describes how people lose power, but it can also be seen as a great blueprint for how to be a great person, who anyone can look up to as a role model.


2. The Lucifer Effect – Phillip Zimbardo

Why do people do bad things? Phillip Zimbardo attempts to answer this time transcending question in his book. Gaining an understanding on why certain people may be considered good and other bad is imperative for life. This book is a must read for anybody that wants to understand the world.

1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Rober M. Pirsig

This book will make you see the world, yourself, and society much differently than you do now. In today’s world, we are so focused on ourselves, and we never take the time for introspection. “The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called yourself.”