Top 10 Paulo Coelho Books

Top 10 Paulo Coelho Books

Paulo Coehlo is one of the most famous and well respected authors of this generation. He has a lot to be proud of at the age of 65. Indeed, many book experts recommend his masterpieces be part of your bookshelf. If you are about to start a reading habit on his work, here are the top 10 Paulo Coelho books I recommend.

10. The Devil and Miss Prym

This is a book about a struggle between good and evil – something that all human beings go through. There is something spiritual about it in a sense and you are to pick up really good life lessons from it especially when it comes to facing a choice between the bad and the good.

9. The Witch of Portobello

Who do you want to be in life? – A question everyone aims to answer. However, it never comes easy. There are many times in our life where we think we got it all figured out already until we find out that we have a whole lot of stuff to unfold about ourselves. This book is about the courage to finding yourself amidst all the people that surround you.

8. The Fifth Mountain

This book is about a man who was touched by God. Perfect for those people who have come across difficult circumstances in life where their souls were shattered and need to get their faith back.

7. Aleph

This is Paulo Coelho’s most personal novel yet. Again, there is a lot of spiritual renewal mentioned again in this book and it focuses on forgiveness and the courage to overcome life’s challenges. This could be considered one of his self-help themed books.

6. The Zahir

Zahir was narrated by a novelist as well who is rich and famous who is in search of his wife who disappeared.

The book does not focus on the answers on where the wife went but rather the questions that are tied to it. In his search, he discovers something about himself.

5. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

A love story is always a good book when it comes to Paulo Coelho. He has a different take to these stories. Young lovers reuniting after 11 years with different faiths but with the same intensity of love is a challenge and this book will introduce you to it. Very much dazzling.

4. Eleven Minutes

This is about a Brazilian girl named Maria who believes she will never find true love. Her belief is put to test when she comes across a young man who is handsome. Sacred sex is mentioned in this book and leaves the reader very intrigued indeed.


3. The Alchemist

This book has sold millions of copies in different languages around the world. The story is simple yet powerful and provides people with very inspiring wisdom. Basically, it shows how important it is to listen to our hearts.

2. Brida

Brida is about a young Irish girl who is very much interested in magic but has a constant yearning to search for something more. Many women can relate to this novel most especially those that go through the struggles of balancing all their desires in life.

1. Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die is about a girl who committed suicide, failed and now is facing the fact that she will die nonetheless because of the medicines she took. However, she has a change of heart upon meeting a schizophrenic man who will change her life.


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