Top Ten Books That Make You Think (About The World, People, Life, etc.)
I think this is quite a difficult question to narrow down into 10 as in my opinion that what most books do; they make us think and they change opinions, so I've tried to narrow it down into books that had (to me) a really strong message that made an impact. (In no particular order).
1) Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk. "The things you own, end up owning you". Just how materialistic are we?
2) Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer. There really is nothing stopping us from just picking up one day and going out to find beauty or purpose or meaning in the world, it does't have to be novelised.
3) 127 Hours - Aron Ralston. See above. The instinct to survive can make you do incredible things.
4) Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk. The way you look does not define who you are.
5) Fiesta - Earnest Hemingway. Love is not a fairytale, but "Isn't it pretty to think so."
6) 1984 - George Orwell. We are all under others control.
7) A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess. Violence is everywhere. It is senseless and consuming.
8) The Road - Cormac McCarthy. Love will always exist, even in the absence of all else. It can be a strength and a weakness, but what would we rather have? A loved one to share in despair? Or the ability to survive longer, alone.
9) Hey Nostradamus! - Douglas Coupland. "God is Nowhere. God is Now Here."