The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
This is a great book about a shepherd boy called Santiago who goes out into the world to seek his personal destiny/legend. He goes through many trials and tribulations along the way to meeting his ultimate destiny, and learns many valuable lessons. Some of the most valuable being learning to take risks in order to fulfill his personal legend, learning that real true love does not plead with you to sacrifice your personal legend, and that when someone really wants something, the entire universe conspires to help them get it. This is a fantastic read. Very inspirational for those of us already on the path to fulfilling our personal legends, as well as those thinking about starting the journey.
Oyolu B.C. Ph.D.