Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
His life eventually circles him back to a river he had crossed as a young ascetic, where he eventually attains enlightenment. The story celebrates nature’s self-sustaining cycle and presses people to simply accept and love the world in its entirety.
Penned in a poetic yet powerful way by the Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in 1922, the book was originally written in German and then published in U.S. in 1951. It is considered as one of his most influential books on spirituality and wisdom.