Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American novelist, screenwriter, and philanthropist. He is the author of twenty-two novels and two non-fiction books, most of his books have been New York Times bestsellers and have been sold worldwide in more than 50 languages. Most of his novels are set in North Carolina, which is his home. Adding to that, he is considered one of the best storytellers in the world, and his books interest people of various age groups.
He is a huge fan of charities and has launched the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization for students of all ages aiming to improve cultural and international understanding through global education. Apart from writing, Sparks has shown admirable results in sports. He was hired at New Bern High School as a coach, where his team set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4×400 meter, in New York.
Top 5 Novels of Nicholas Sparks
1- The Notebook
I bet you must have seen the movie ‘Notebook’ with Ryan Gosling as the lead, the plot of that movie has been taken from the novel by Nicholas Sparks. The book was a bestseller, and the story could make any heart shatter into pieces. The curtain opener was Noah and Allie’s sweet, innocent love which knew no limitations and was away from all sorts of selfish cravings. The mid part of the book shows us the mirror of society, where Allie’s mother refuses the kinship due to Noah’s poor financial background and takes her girl away to a new land. If you haven’t cried so far, then wait, the end is still waiting for you. Allie develops Alzheimer’s disease and forgets everything, but Noah, without imagining anything in return takes care of her and never gave up on their love.
Our advice is that, buy a huge bag of tissues before reading this book, because it is going to make you cry out loud.
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2- A Walk to Remember
In case you are wondering that you have seen the movie and know all about it, then my friends, you are not on the right track. What they showed in the movie is not synced with the book. This is a classic where Landon and Jamie’s high school love chemistry is shown. Landon is shown as the class president who spends most of his time helping those in need. He asks Jamie for a dance, and that’s where the sparks start igniting. Even after all the time they spent, Jamie didn’t want him to fall in love with her as she was dying of leukemia.
3- A Bend in the Road
This is a movie full of twists and turns, it can make one feel multiple emotions in just a few pages. The main lead of this movie is Miles, a deputy sheriff who loses his wife in a hit and run accident; he tries to raise his son and isn’t looking for love. But, before he realizes, he falls for his son’s teacher. The twist isn’t here yet, the person who killed his wife was his new beloved’s brother. We aren’t providing any more spoilers, read the book to know further.
4- The Last Song
This novel is nothing but relatable; it fuses family troubles and illness. The lead of this book, Ronnie, was sent to live with her father, but the hatred she had towards her father didn’t let her stay there for long. She escaped the place and met Will; the cute love story between the two has been mentioned in the book. In the end, he realized that her father wasn’t the bad guy whereas, he was just an old man dying of cancer.
5- Dear John
The story of this book is quite unique. It is about a couple who spent a summer together, but the girl falls in love with the boy. The boy had a ruptured relationship with his father, but the girl somewhat understood the guy’s father and helped him with his illness. After separating, the girl forms a relationship with another man but still loves the previous beau. The latter realized his feelings for the girl but never confessed them because he wanted her to be with a better man.
These were a few books from the huge collection of Nicholas Sparks. The author is such a gem that he can make you laugh, cry, and feel the thrill all in one page.