I read The Alchemist a few years ago because it was recommended to me by a classmate, imaginary readers. It’s… easy reading. Not bad at all, but built around the the idea that everyone has one true calling, and that the universe will help them get to it if they try. Sort of reads like a very long motivational poster.
On the other hand, I got that classmate to read The Last Unicorn, so if my true calling is getting people to read The Last Unicorn, I am ON MY WAY.