What am I reading in January?

January Book - The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988.  It is about following your dreams, love, travelling and no matter what happens, to not give up.

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

Actually, I am rereading The Alchemist.  I read it for the first time in November 2018.  This novel is life changing. It had such an impact on me that I decided to reread in January.

In a nutshell, it is about a boy, Santiago, dreaming about a treasure awaiting him in Egypt and the obstacles he has to overcome to find his treasure. The reason I love this book is that I can relate to it on so many levels.  In 2018, my husband and I decided to follow our dream.  It was incredibly difficult at times.  We had to overcome numerous challenges to realise our dream.  But there was no turning back.  By the way, I am still trying to get my hubby to read this book...!

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

“If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

Please let me know in the comments if you have read it.  What are your thoughts about The Alchemist?  Any suggestions for my next read?


2 Thoughts to “What am I reading in January?”

  1. Ryno Myburgh

    Looks like I will have to read this book next.

    1. Nicolette

      Haha! I guess you don’t have choice now, do you?

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