#100BooksChallenge for 2021, this was book one for me. What a book this gem can really take you places literally in your mind, and with your visions of life, if you allow it!It was actually suggested to me while I was on YouTube as a video, I found the audiobook version to listen to for free. God bless whoever put it there! I have heard wonderful things about this book over the years, but never got around to reading it even though it’s a genre I deeply love. It was a wonderful way to spend New years ‘locked down’ by the pandemic.
About the Book:
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book – a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, follow your dreams.
Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing.
With Paulo Coelho’s visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people’s lives.
5 inspirational stars!
In all honesty, if you have heard about this book I recommend that you just read or listen to it. It really is beautiful. We follow the tale of a young boy trying to find his ‘treasure,’ or in a modern day context ‘his way in life.’ He encounters challenges that we all could relate to, learns some valuable lessons that we all could apply to life, and learns how to read the ‘omens’ or ‘signs’ life gives him. As well as how to connect to the Universe and be spiritually happy. It’s such an uplifting tale, and what makes it even more worth while a read are the golden nuggets of motivation, self-development, and reflection points that are spread throughout the book. Like I said, if you allow yourself to really listen or absorb the messages and experiences of the main character who is referred to as ‘boy’, you can easily see how they can relate to your own life. Following reading this book I felt really good, I also felt like there is absolutely no reason why anyone on this planet, no matter their age, race, status, or wealth status, etc. should not follow their true heart’s desires. I recommend this book as a must read as we throw out the energy of 2020 ( which was pretty harsh) and welcome the new vibes of 2021. This book just may help to make life feel, seem, and appear to be so much more better than it is, right now for us all! It did that for me. 5 inspirational stars.