Originally published in: 1988
What it’s about: A young man discovers his life’s purpose and heads out on an adventure to locate the treasure it promises him.
What made me pick it up: One of my friends said it was her favorite book ever so I figured I should check it out. Turns out it is also conveniently short.
My favorite things: If you are into semi-mystical, quasi-spiritual books similar to The Little Prince or The Prophet, then this is right up your alley. It follows a traveler on a journey while dropping big metaphysical ideas into the text about love and life and the soul. It had me in tears in parts because I enjoy reading about characters who figure out the secret to life and what their outcomes are. I also enjoyed the message of how long it might take and how hard you might have to work to reach such treasure.
Who it’s great for: Readers looking for a brief adventure. Anyone who wants to take a spiritual journey.