Since the internet has become a huge part of our lives, it’s rare that book recommendations are ever brought up in a conversation. However, when they do, I’m quick to answer with my favorite book for people who enjoy reading but also don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it. This book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
I had gotten this book on my 15th birthday, and after reading the first few pages, I had quickly gotten bored of it and kept it aside. The premise of the book looked predictable: a boy who searches for treasure and his journey along the way. However, the next time I picked it up was when I was 18 last summer, in the midst of the pandemic and when my mental health was at its lowest point.
[bf_image id="h4hsjm7xxshcwtjfngt57h7"] So for those who want to ease themselves back into reading, I recommend trying out The Alchemist. It’s perfect for people around our age who are searching for some sense of meaning in their lives. It’s a quick read, too, so it’s great to read during a road trip or for a short break during the weekend.
I hope you enjoy it and it’ll help you rediscover (or ignite!) your passion for reading!