Paulo Coelho is a famous author who wrote many books. Many of his books have been translated into more than 67 languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. His books are loved by many people all over the world, including me! Here are 14 of my favourite Paulo Coelho best books:
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The Pilgrimage – enchanting novel
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho is an enchanting novel that paved the way for the best-selling novel, The Alchemist. Set in Spain, this novel focuses on the quest for meaning in life and how we find our path. It is part autobiography, part guide to self-discovery, and delivers insight and enchantment.
This book explores the innermost parts of ourselves and teaches us that the most important things in life are found within our hearts.
The Alchemist – published in 1988
The Alchemist is a novel written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. It was published in 1988 and is a global bestseller. It is a tale of love, lust, and self-discovery. Initially written in Portuguese, the novel quickly became a cult classic. The book is both intuitive and didactic, with many lessons learn.
The Devil and Miss Prym – thought-provoking
The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho is a thought-provoking work that is beautifully written. The story takes place in the village of Viscos, where old Berta, the village’s oldest resident, witnesses the arrival of a mysterious stranger accompanied by the Devil. The stranger offers a choice to Chantal Prym, a young orphan girl.
The story takes place in a sleepy village that once saw criminals. Today, Viscos is a peaceful place to live. Two villagers, Chantal Prym, and Berta, an elderly woman with special powers, are at the heart of this story.
The Winner Stands Alone – harrowing tale
The Winner Stands Alone is a book by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. First published in Portuguese in 2008, this novel is a harrowing tale of survival and redemption. It will have a profound impact on readers who love the human spirit.
This novel is a frank analysis of the lives of upper-class characters who all have different professions and backgrounds. The storyline is paced very well, as all of the action takes place within a single day. Coelho’s literary talent is on full display in this novel.
The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho becomes an enduring classic because of its frankness and enlightening character development. Coelho explores how our culture has become obsessed with celebrity, glamour, and fame.
The Spy – classical dancer
Paulo Coelho’s “The Spy” is a novel about a classical dancer who dances to oriental music. The book is full of cultural and political references to early 19th-century Europe. The characters include Freud, Pablo Picasso, and the writer Emile Zola.
Among its many strengths is the protagonist, Margaretha, who passes herself off as a Javanese Hindu princess. However, the book is not about factual accuracy and is more about love and independence.
Warrior of light – takes place in Barcelona
Warrior of Light is a fable about an unhappy woman who meets a man who helps her to find happiness. The story takes place in Barcelona and is told through the eyes of this woman, who eventually decides to break off her relationship with her abusive boyfriend. After she does so, she begins to explore the world around her and realizes that there are other ways to live your life beyond what others expect you to do. This book focuses on finding happiness and inner peace so that you can live your life according to your own terms rather than those set out by society or other people.
Veronika decides to die – published in Brazil
Veronika Decides to Die was first published in Brazil in 1993 and translated into English by V. S. Naipaul in 1996.
The book tells the story of Veronika, an exuberant but depressed young woman who tries to commit suicide but fails when she finds herself unable to overcome her fear of death. She decides that dying is not for her and decides instead to become a doctor for the terminally ill patients at a hospital where she volunteers. There she meets Tomaya, who dies after going through a painful procedure. This experience changes Veronika’s life forever, as well as those around her who are touched by this transformation process.
Like the flowing river – published in 1966
This book was published back in 1996 and is about a lawyer who has to defend a murder case at all cost. It is set in the USA, and it follows the story of a man who finds himself caught up in a murder case. The remarkable things in this book is that it will make you think about your life and other people’s lives.
Eleven Minutes – published in Portuguese
Eleven Minutes is a novel by Paulo Coelho. The book was first published in Portuguese in 2005, and translated into English by Alan R. Clarke and published in 2006. It is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. She finds herself at the centre of an inner battle between living an authentic life or one that would please others. To help her find her way to self-acceptance, she must first accept the power within herself and step away from those who seek to give their approval for what they think is best for her
Brida – peep into future events
Brida is an interesting book that takes the subject of clairvoyance and weaves it into a story about love. The main character, Brida, has a unique ability to see future events unfold before they happen. She uses this gift to help people through their hardest times in life -but at what cost? Brida must choose between her gift and her love for Paulo, another gypsy.
The book is also very well researched, which gives it a sense of authenticity. The characters are well developed and you get to know them on a personal level.
The Witch of Portobello – takes place in Istanbul
In The Witch of Portobello, Paulo Coelho weaves the story of a woman who is a witch. She lives in Istanbul and helps people with their problems. One day she finds out that her daughter is pregnant, but with whom? Youssef or her boyfriend Sakir?
Manuscript Found in Accra
In Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho tells the story of a manuscript that was found in Accra. The author goes on to explain how he came across this manuscript after learning about it from an old friend. The book is about Paulo’s experiences in Ghana and his search for his father there. He also talks about his experience living in the desert for many years before leaving for Accra.
Aleph – in search of truth
This book is a novel that tells the story of a man who finds a secret door in his house and goes through it to another world called Aleph. In that world, he meets many people from all walks of life, including Jesus Christ himself. The main character searches for truth, love, peace and God through conversations with these individuals and by reflecting on his own experiences.
Hippie – soul enlightenment
Hippie is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, published in 1986. Hippie tells the story of a hippie who embarks on a journey to India in search of enlightenment.
It features the hippie movement and its importance to history, along with the importance of Eastern philosophy. The book sold over 3 million copies worldwide and has been translated into many languages since its initial publication in 1986.