Nicholas Sparks

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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle (1998), A Walk to Remember (1999), The Rescue (2000), A Bend in the Road (2001), Nights in Rodanthe (2002), The Guardian (2003), The Wedding (2003), True Believer (2005) and its sequel, At First Sight (2005), Dear John (2006), The Choice (2007), The Lucky One (2008), The Last Song (2009), Safe Haven (2010), The Best of Me
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Nicholas Sparks What a fun question! I read a lot, I read 100 books a year and I like a lot of authors. I'm drawn to those authors of whom I've enjoyed other works in…moreWhat a fun question! I read a lot, I read 100 books a year and I like a lot of authors. I'm drawn to those authors of whom I've enjoyed other works in the past. You can never go wrong with someone like an Alice Monroe, or a Gillian Flynn, or a Dennis Lehane. Of course I also can lose myself in a good Stephen King or a Lee Child book, and if you've never read someone like Cody McFadyen, that could give you something to look into; a really underrated writer that not everyone has heard about. Getting through the works of those authors will give you a very good start.(less)
Nicholas Sparks That’s an interesting question, I’ve never really thought about it in those terms. I suppose that for the most part, I generally stay fairly motivated…moreThat’s an interesting question, I’ve never really thought about it in those terms. I suppose that for the most part, I generally stay fairly motivated to create and write no matter where I am. Currently, I’m writing at home which is where I ordinarily write, but i’ve written on airplanes, hotels, different cities; I write whenever the words seem to be flowing. I’ve been fortunate that the pandemic hasn't really affected that.(less)
Average rating: 4.08 · 5,622,279 ratings · 166,767 reviews · 140 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Notebook (The Notebook,...

4.11 avg rating — 1,364,390 ratings — published 1996 — 239 editions
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A Walk to Remember

4.18 avg rating — 688,433 ratings — published 1999 — 158 editions
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Dear John

4.03 avg rating — 548,468 ratings — published 2006 — 146 editions
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The Last Song

4.15 avg rating — 511,244 ratings — published 2008 — 122 editions
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The Lucky One

4.12 avg rating — 331,598 ratings — published 2007 — 129 editions
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Safe Haven

4.21 avg rating — 340,610 ratings — published 2010 — 141 editions
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Message in a Bottle

3.96 avg rating — 216,773 ratings — published 1988 — 163 editions
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The Rescue

4.11 avg rating — 169,539 ratings — published 2000 — 117 editions
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The Guardian

4.15 avg rating — 162,942 ratings — published 2003 — 110 editions
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Nights in Rodanthe

3.84 avg rating — 155,389 ratings — published 2002 — 143 editions
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
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This novel, set in Sweden, tells the story of Ove, who can best be described as a curmudgeon. The story takes place after the death of his wife, and shows how healing can occur with the unlikeliest of people, in the unlikeliest of ways.
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To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
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Quite simply, this is one of my favorite novels of all time, and one that I've reread at least a dozen times. It tells the story of an elderly widower, who's befriended by a dog that no one else ever sees, a dog that helps him through his loneliness. ...more
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Silk by Alessandro Baricco
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This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form. It was a major world-wide bestseller years ago -- millions of copies -- and if you haven't had the chance to read it, you should do yourself a favor. It's short and poignant and b ...more
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“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Polls

What is the best love quote?

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.Dr. Seuss
 
  152 votes 44.3%

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.Nicholas Sparks
 
  44 votes 12.8%

Love is a circular emotion that surrounds you, like a hug. Or a noose.
Jarod Kintz
 
  43 votes 12.5%

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. ― William Blake (write-in)
 
  34 votes 9.9%

"You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel" - Forbidden by Tabitha Sazuma (write-in)
 
  27 votes 7.9%

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.Ambrose Bierce
 
  24 votes 7.0%

You can only give your heart away once, after that, everything else will chase your first love. - Tarry Fisher - The Opportunist (write-in)
 
  9 votes 2.6%

"Centrum Permanebit" -The Fiery Heart (write-in)
 
  7 votes 2.0%

Blake (write-in)
 
  3 votes 0.9%

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