We asked our readers to name the motivational books that have inspired them. These are the 18 reads they loved the best.

The 18 Best Motivational Books Everyone Should Read

We asked our readers to name the motivational books that have inspired them. These are the 18 reads they loved the best.

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho explores the nature of sex and love in a very interesting setting for a woman named Maria

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho explores the nature of sex and love in a very interesting setting for a woman named Maria

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I felt like this book was trying to tell me what to think and how to live my life. The author created a plot that makes the philosophy in it true, rather than having the ideas make the book true. I did't agree with it.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I felt like this book was trying to tell me what to think and how to live my life. The author created a plot that makes the philosophy in it true, rather than having the ideas make the book true. I did't agree with it.

"To realise one's destiny is a person's only obligation."  - The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho ..*

"To realise one's destiny is a person's only obligation." - The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho ..*

This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

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This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." -Paulo Coelho

"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." -Paulo Coelho

Learning to let go of title and category and allowing oneself to get in touch with the greater universal powers at play.

Learning to let go of title and category and allowing oneself to get in touch with the greater universal powers at play.

Paulo Coelho's fantasy novel Adultery is about a successful 30-something wife and mother who is tempted by her high school ex-boyfriend, now a successful politician. Out Aug. 19

Adultery

Paulo Coelho's fantasy novel Adultery is about a successful 30-something wife and mother who is tempted by her high school ex-boyfriend, now a successful politician. Out Aug. 19

A 1997 collection of Paulo Coelho's teachings summed up into one volume. It includes proverbs, extracts from the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, the book of Chuang Tzu, the Talmud and various other sources, is written in short philosophical passages. As if it were an actual handbook for a supposedly Templar or Paladin warrior, the warrior however being a metaphor not for those who serve a certain lord, an ideal or the weak, but for those in pursuit of their dreams and who appreciate the miracle of…

A 1997 collection of Paulo Coelho's teachings summed up into one volume. It includes proverbs, extracts from the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, the book of Chuang Tzu, the Talmud and various other sources, is written in short philosophical passages. As if it were an actual handbook for a supposedly Templar or Paladin warrior, the warrior however being a metaphor not for those who serve a certain lord, an ideal or the weak, but for those in pursuit of their dreams and who appreciate the miracle of…

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