Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian Novelist and Lyricist. He is one of the great authors of our time. His books inspire courage and motivation in its readers. Every books of his conveys a certain message that guarantees to change people’s perspectives about life. He has written over 20 books all of which are beautiful manifestation of literature themselves. All of his books are worth-reading but we here present to you 5 of his best and memorable books by Paulo Coelho that everyone should read in their lives. These books take you to a whole other level and inspire greatness with in you.

Here are 5 of his most memorable books:

The Alchemist (1988)

Books by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Saying that The Alchemist is a good book and it is worth-reading would be an understatement. This Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece is our favorite book in this entire world. This book has such an impact on its readers that it changes their whole perspective about their life.



It is a mystical story of a boy named Santiago who sets out on a journey to find the treasures buried beneath the Pyramids of Egypt. On his journey, he encounters several people who give him such gifts that change his life. This book’s main message is to recognize the opportunities handed over to us bu our life and follow our dreams.

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

It is a book that is highly recommended for people to read at least once before they die. It is simply a beautiful masterpiece by Paulo Coelho.

“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Related: Alchemist Quotes by Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes (2003)

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Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”

Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Paulo Coelho has written many novels in a women’s point of view. His books show that he understands the psychology and emotions of women very well. This book, Eleven Minutes, is written so beautifully by Paulo Coelho will change your perspective and views about love totally.

This book basically tells the story of a young girl, Maria, who gets to know more about true love through her multiple encounters with many people including both men and women. It is quite amazing how Paulo Coelho beautifully depicts the story of a young girl. Again, this is a book that should be on your list.

“The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.”

Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.”

Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes



Adultery (2014)

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Adultery by Paulo Coelho

“Love isn’t just a feeling. It’s an art. And like any art, it takes not only inspiration but also a lot of work.” 

Paulo Coelho, Adultery

Adultery is a very special book about a married girl, Linda, who is not satisfied with her life despite having everything in her marriage that a wife wants. This book is so brutally honest that you connect with it instantly.


It has such a powerful story. This is another book in which Paulo Coelho promises to bolw you away with his powerful writing and a deeper meaning that this book has.

“Beware when making a woman cry. God is counting her tears.”

Paulo Coelho, Adultery

“Let us first seek Love, and everything else will be added.”

Paulo Coelho, Adultery

The Zahir (2005)

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The Zahir by Paulo Coelho

“The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they can understand love”

Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

The Zahir is a pretty special book about unconditional love. The Zahir is a perfect follow-on to The Alchemist. This book has a huge spiritual lesson that we all need to learn in this life time. This book will definitely meet your high expectations.

Paulo giving this book a spiritual flare is what makes it more interesting and worth-reading at least once before you die.

“Age only slows down those who never had the courage to walk at their own pace”

Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

“What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over”

Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

The Pilgrimage (1987)

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The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

“You don’t have to climb a mountain to know whether or not it’s high.”

Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage is considered a companion to one of the best books ever written in this world The Alchemist. The Pilgrimage really has a magnificent story. It is a story of a character who is on the quest to locate a sword and while he does that he undergoes different travails and turbulence along the way. It is really a heart-wrenching and fascinating story that guarantees to impress its readers.
Paulo Coelho has the power of transmitting peace and harmony to his book readers simply whatever he writes.

“We always know which is the best road to follow, but we only follow the road that we have become accustomed to.”

Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

We guarantee that you will love these magnificent books by Paulo Coelho. Do let us know about your favorites by Paulo Coelho in the comment section. And most importantly, do share it with your friends.

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