50 books to change your life World Book Day has come and gone. Has it made any difference to your life? On World Book Day every child in this country was said to have received a pound book token. What could you do with that? John Marsh A pound book token would certainly not buy any of the 50 books which The Independent lists. The literary editor has chosen 50 books from the last 53 years and says why you should read them. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.