If I had to choose one book to highlight as a favorite, it would be Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. It is a fable about a man who says he is looking for treasure but there is so much more to be searched for and found. I have liked a good fable since back in the day when Aesop's fables were read to me from the Childcraft books (links provided to enlighten the post-baby boom, not-yet AARP crowd). This book is about journey and meaning and it's also an easy, good read.
I have a few other favorite adult fables ("allegorical novels") on my bookshelf:
- The Princess Who Believed in Fairy Tales (a tale of recovery)
- The Knight in Rusty Armor (Does our armor really protect us?)
- God on a Harley (Motor-cycle riding God adorned in a black jacket and long sable hair)
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (a fable about fulfilling your dreams)
- and, of course, The Shack (you've never met God, the Holy Trinity like this!)
Thanks to Eren at Vintage Chica for creating this fun challenge!