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BEST Paulo Coelho Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Is Paulo Coelho?

Paulo Coelho (born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist whose novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.

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The Best Paulo Coelho Books of All Time

Why these best Paulo Coelho books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Paulo Coelho books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Paulo Coelho that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Paulo Coelho books of all time...

Best Paulo Coelho Books: The Alchemist
1. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (FREE Summary)
The Alchemist is a spiritual seeker's go-to novel for inspiring you to follow your dreams. Develop your character with the alchemy of spirit and the signs of the omens. No matter how far you travel, your personal legend waits within – by visionary author, Paulo Coelho.
Published 1988 // 197 pages // Rated 3.9 over 2,482,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: Veronika Decides to Die
2. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
Published 1998 // 210 pages // Rated 3.7 over 195,300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: The Pilgrimage
3. The Pilgrimage - Paulo Coelho
Published 1987 // 288 pages // Rated 3.6 over 54,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: Eleven Minutes
4. Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho
Published 2003 // 273 pages // Rated 3.7 over 161,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
5. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - Paulo Coelho
Published 1994 // 208 pages // Rated 3.6 over 94,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: Brida
6. Brida - Paulo Coelho
Published 1990 // 224 pages // Rated 3.5 over 73,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: The Fifth Mountain
7. The Fifth Mountain - Paulo Coelho
Published 1996 // 256 pages // Rated 3.6 over 41,300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: The Devil and Miss Prym
8. The Devil and Miss Prym - Paulo Coelho
Published 2000 // 205 pages // Rated 3.6 over 65,000 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: Warrior of the Light
9. Warrior of the Light - Paulo Coelho
Published 1997 // 142 pages // Rated 3.7 over 34,500 reviews on Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho Books: The Zahir
10. The Zahir - Paulo Coelho
Published 2005 // 336 pages // Rated 3.6 over 73,800 reviews on Goodreads

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