The Alchemist book cover

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Recommended by Abir Mourabet in Episode #11. The Alchemist is a story about a young shepherd named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way, he meets various people who teach him the importance of following one’s dreams, listening to one’s heart, and learning to trust the universe.


The Alchemist is a story about personal transformation. Santiago learns that the treasure he seeks is not buried in the desert but within himself. He also learns that the journey is more important than the destination.

The Alchemist is a classic tale of self-discovery and self-empowerment. It has been translated into over 80 languages and has sold over 80 million copies worldwide.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the book:

  • Follow your dreams. If you have a dream, don’t give up on it. No matter how difficult things get, keep going.
  • Listen to your heart. Your heart knows what is best for you. Don’t be afraid to follow your intuition.
  • Trust the universe. The universe has a plan for you. If you trust in the universe, it will lead you to your dreams.