Shall I make a short list?
The Hunger Games
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
Never Can Say Goodbye
Maybe I'm just cliche, but each of these provided some fresh perspective, usually something to do blessed I truly am. They also helped me realize how precarious the balance between safety and control is, how delicate the balance of love and hate can be, how obsession can overtake the goodness in our characters, how love truly is the most powerful and worth living for influence in our lives.