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List of Nicholas Sparks Books

Nicholas Sparks’ books are one of the most well-known literature today. He tells romantic stories like no one other. His stories speak to us and make us cry, whether they’re about early love affairs, long-forgotten fans, or those hoping for a second chance at happiness.

Sparks’ stories feature characters of many ages and socioeconomic classes. Here is a list of Nicholas Sparks books that expect to shine through even in the face of loneliness, loss, or calamity.

Nicholas Sparks Books

The Notebook series:

The Notebook
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 227 Pages - 01/05/2000 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Notebook (October 1996)

Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Notebook will make you fall even more in love with love stories. If you aren’t a lover of romance novels, Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook is just what you need.

It gives a magnificent picture of the challenges and joys that love may bring. The distinctive prose will have you holding back tears and hoping for a romance like Noah and Allie’s.

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The Wedding
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 02/27/2018 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Wedding (September 2003)

The Wedding is about a couple in their fifties who are your ordinary pair. Three accomplished children who have already left the nest, a house in a quiet small town, a husband (Wilson) who works as a partner in a law company, and a wife (Jane) who reared the children and now enjoys a tranquil life at home.

The story is Wilson’s quest to regain the love of his wife, a must-read for a married person.

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Message in a Bottle
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 06/28/2016 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

Message in a Bottle (April 1998)

This is a suspenseful and emotional thriller that takes readers on a quest for the truth about a man and his memories, as well as the tragic fragility and great strength of love.

Sparks carries forward the romance theme of love after grief with a twist of mystery, leaving the spectator wondering what will happen next.

A Walk to Remember
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 06/25/2019 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

A Walk to Remember (October 1999)

Landon Carter tells the flashback account of his senior year at Beaufort High in Beaufort, North Carolina, in the late 1950s, when he first finds the power of love.

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When thoughts shift to changes and life’s journeys, both mapped and unmapped, A Walk to Remember is an ideal autumn fiction.

Rescue
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 386 Pages - 02/16/2021 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Rescue (September 2000)

Taylor McAden, a volunteer firefighter, feels compelled to take enormous risks when faced with roaring fires or tragic accidents, but there’s one leap of faith he can’t make: falling in love.

Nicholas Sparks weaves his distinctive spell in The Rescue, immersing us in the passions and surprising intricacies of modern relationships—and teaching us something about our own in the process.

A Bend in the Road
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 09/13/2016 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

A Bend in the Road (September 2001)

The author’s brother-in-law provided the inspiration for A Bend in the Road. Sparks is anxious about how he will manage with being a widow and parenting his child alone after his wife died of cancer.

Sparks was able to communicate the strain and sorrow of being in that circumstance as an author. He did an excellent job of reminding us that we have the option of being stranded on the same ground or moving on with our lives.

Nights in Rodanthe
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 272 Pages - 12/20/2016 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

Nights in Rodanthe (September 2002)

The main characters in Nights in Rodanthe are two middle-aged people, unlike in any previous work. It isn’t your usual young couple who have fallen in love.

This is another bittersweet story from Nicholas Sparks. It will teach you that there is no such thing as a bad time for love; you can fall in love while you’re young or when you’re an adult.

The Guardian
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 416 Pages - 03/26/2019 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Guardian (April 2003)

Nicholas Sparks’ “The Guardian,” a fascinating blend of romance, mystery, and excitement, is a book that will stay with you for a long time.

Mike Harris and Julie, two people who had known each other for a long time because Mike was a dear friend of Jim’s, are the focus of the novel. They started off as friends before realizing they were in love with one other.

Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell series:

True Believer
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 465 Pages - 03/01/2007 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

True Believer (April 2005)

The story of Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell is told in True Believer. Lexie is a librarian in the town of Bone Creek, and Jeremy is a reporter who has found his niche disputing myths and odd phenomena around the country.

This novel has a slightly different plot because it focuses on the ghost story aspect, which is different from typical love stories.

At First Sight
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 06/25/2013 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

At First Sight (October 2005)

This is a sequel to Nicholas Sparks’ book True Believer, and it follows Jeremy and Lexi as they approach their wedding day. The environment and people are intriguing, and they will hit your heartstrings for this is another well-told story.

Dear John
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 12/01/2009 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

Dear John (October 2006)

This tragic love story follows an enraged young guy who joins the army because he doesn’t know what else to do with his life. This novel keeps you on the edge of your seat, with expectations that are sometimes satisfied and other times entirely misplaced.

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The novel’s unpredictability adds to its authenticity and realism. It’s a lovely tribute to a love that was both gained and lost.

The Choice
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 04/01/2009 (Publication Date) - Vision (Publisher)

The Choice (September 2007)

Nicholas Sparks’ love tale is written in his normal easy-to-read, engaging way, with a plot that culminates in a sad climax that elicits genuine emotion from the reader.

Gabby and Travis, the lovers, appear to be at odds. Their dogs appear to be in conflict as well, particularly when her dog becomes pregnant.

The Lucky One
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Nicholas Sparks (Author) - John Bedford Lloyd (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/30/2008 (Publication Date) - Hachette Audio (Publisher)

The Lucky One (September 2008)

“The Lucky One” follows Logan Thibault, a US Marine who discovers a long-lost photograph while serving in Iraq. When no one claims the photograph, he decides to retain it, believing it would bring him good fortune in any situation.

He returns home and tries to track out the woman in the photograph, despite the fact that he knows nothing about her. When he meets Beth Clayton they begin a passionate love story, but Logan has a secret that could end up tearing them apart forever.

This novel is excellent for everyone who enjoys a good love story every now and then.

The Last Song
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 480 Pages - 03/01/2010 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Last Song (September 2009)

The story follows Ronnie, a seventeen-year-old adolescent who is asked to spend the summer with her estranged father. Ronnie and her father reconnect during her stay, thanks to their mutual love of music.

This isn’t your typical romance novel by Sparks. This is a father and daughter’s story. It’s all about mending the broken bonds between people. The father-daughter bond is well depicted. The novel helps you think about your parent-child relationship.

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Safe Haven
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 448 Pages - 12/19/2017 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

Safe Haven (September 2010)

Safe Haven contains all of the hallmarks of his best-selling works, including a love story, plenty of secrets, and close friendships.

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Safe Haven, on the other hand, is darker than some of Sparks’ other books, and it contains a suspense aspect that should surprise and excite readers. It is a moving and thrilling story about a young woman’s attempt to find love after moving to a small town in North Carolina.

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The Best of Me
  • Sedaris, David (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 09/07/2021 (Publication Date) - Back Bay Books (Publisher)

The Best of Me (October 2011)

Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Best Of Me is a brilliantly written romantic tale that will tug at all the right heartstrings and leave you breathless.

The story follows Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier, two young sweethearts who were once united by a deep love, only to be torn apart by it.

However, twenty-five years later, following their beloved mentor’s death, the two reunite and find themselves immersed in a far more familiar love affair.

The Longest Ride
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 496 Pages - 09/30/2014 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Longest Ride (September 2013)

The journey of two couples in North Carolina is told in The Longest Ride. This novel depicts the start and conclusion of a relationship with another individual.

It’s all about making memories and reminiscing about them for comfort and pleasure. It’s about the sacrifices a person makes to keep a relationship alive.

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See Me
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Nicholas Sparks (Author) - Christopher Ryan Grant (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/13/2015 (Publication Date) - Hachette Audio (Publisher)

See Me (October 2015)

See Me is about two young individuals, Colin and Maria, who come from quite different backgrounds. Colin has had multiple run-ins with the authorities, and he strives to stay on the straight and narrow and do the right thing throughout the novel.

Maria, on the other hand, is well-educated, spends time with her parents on a regular basis, has a traditional sisterly connection with her only sibling Serena, and holds down a steady career. It is a story of obsession, reinvention, and a love that defies every expectation.

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Two by Two
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Nicholas Sparks (Author) - Ari Fliakos (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/04/2016 (Publication Date) - Hachette Audio (Publisher)

Two by Two (October 2016)

This is a turbulent novel about falling out of love, marriage problems, and infidelity. It’s about losing your work, your old life, and having practically everything taken away from you.

It’s also about friendship and a rekindled romance between old loves. It’s all about family, resilience, and bravery.

This book offers both the tragic lows that life can bring us and the wonderful, precious things that help us get through them.

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Every Breath
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 10/15/2019 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

Every Breath (October 2018)

This is a dramatic story of Trust and Hope, who are both dealing with personal problems. Every Breath is another reminder of why Nicholas Sparks remains a popular voice in romance today.

It is a truly affecting, sad tale about a couple falling in love at the wrong time in their lives.

The Return
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 369 Pages - 09/29/2020 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Return (September 2020)

The Return is a moving story of unexpected meetings, friendship, support, illness, sorrow, reflection, and, of course, love.

It centers on Trevor Benson, an orthopedic surgeon with injuries and a serious case of PTSD who comes to a tiny town to care for his late grandfather’s old home before returning to medical school to study psychiatry.

The Wish
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Sparks, Nicholas (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 401 Pages - 09/28/2021 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

The Wish (September 2021)

If you had one wish. Maggie hasn’t told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption.

Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn’t judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper.

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