I believe that a successful novel is one that makes you feel something. These four books are some of my favourites and should be read at least once in your lifetime.
Like The Flowing River by Paulo Coelho. This is a collection of his thoughts and stories; it is filled with wisdom and grace, encouragement and beauty. He demonstrates the significance of smaller moments, restoring you to the state of which man was supposed to be. The philosophical anecdotes will echo into eternity and I found myself sharing large sections with people. Paulo’s writing style is soothing; his words always offer great comfort and hope. This is the kind of book that you would keep on your bookshelf and read snippets of whenever you are feeling down. It is also a great introduction to his works and would make a wonderful gift. Here is one of my favourite excerpts from the book.