The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite books of all time. It was the book the for me into wanting to be read more books! The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a great story that anyone can relate to.
Without spoiling the story, it is about a boy who follows his dreams, and the encounters (good and bad) that led him to where he wanted to go. It is a story about everyone single one of us, and, like us, this story has more meaning beneath the surface than you can imagine. This is a book I would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Without a doubt The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of my funnest reads too, being only about 200 pages, I was determined to finish the book before getting back up. That was unheard of for me at the time, but I did it and it was totally worth it.