GJB Recommends Part I

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1. A while ago my sister recommended that I read this bestselling book called “The Alchemist.” It is said to be quite popular. The book was published in 1988 and since then has been translated into at least 56 languages. The book is by Paulo Coelho and it is about a journey a young shepherd has towards finding a treasure he had dreamt of. It’s a pretty good read and one must read it more than once to get the full effect. It is a pretty short book for those who do not read often and do not want to invest their time into a trilogy or a 500 page novel. The language is simple but does not take away from the lessons you should learn from it. It’s a captivating little novel and I highly recommend that you read it. It’s one book that I think everyone should have in their library. If you would like to purchase this, you can click on the book image below.

2. This is an even shorter book that I think you guys will enjoy as well. I’m sure a lot of you have heard of the French novel “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. It was translated into more than 250 languages. Pretty impressive if I do say so myself. It is about learning what is really important in life. Even though it is written for children, as adults we would appreciate this book even more given our many experiences in life. Click on the image below to purchase.

3. “Hope for the Flowers” by Trina Paulus is a wonderful book about the meaning of life. It is disguised in a tale about two caterpillars. It’s a cute story which I am sure you’ll love. As you have noticed by now, I am drawn to these types of books. I absolutely love the metaphors and lessons you learn by reading these novels. This book, like “The Little Prince”, is fully illustrated. It looks as though it is a children’s novel but in reality, children would never be able to understand the lessons this book contains. It is a wonderful read and if you would like to purchase this please click on the image below.

Note: The links provided in this post all lead to amazon.com. Please follow this blog for more book recommendations in the future 🙂

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