Celebrity Picks: Nicholas Sparks's Favorite Reads of 2018

Erin Kodicek on December 18, 2018
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sparks.JPGNicholas Sparks, master of the messy cry romantic read, delighted longtime fans and new readers alike with another bestselling book this year, one reminiscent of his beloved novels The Notebook and Nights at Rodanthe: Every Breath is the heart wrenching story of Hope Anderson and Tru Walls, two people on an emotional collision course who will be asked to make an impossible choice.

So what has Mr. Sparks been reading this year? See his picks and why he chose them below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites. For even more recommendations, learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

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Educated by Tara Westover

This memoir has been a staple of the best-seller list since its publication, and for good reason. I found her voice utterly compelling and yet her drive and determination were equally inspiring. Hers is an extraordinary journey, told in an extraordinary way.

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This wonderful novel has a bit of everything -- mystery, romance, and fascinating characters, all told in a story that takes place in North Carolina. Sometimes, I'm in the mood for a good, gothic Southern novel and while this novel might stretch that boundary just a bit, I found it to be a wonderful.

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The Outsider by Stephen King

Yet another masterpiece from one of the greatest writers America has ever produced. If you're not a fan of horror or have never read a Stephen King book, this one might be a great start. While there is a supernatural element, the pages turn easily, the writing is masterful, and the characters intriguing.


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Eva Chen
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Lee Child

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Cassandra Clare
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Michael Connelly
Curious George
Curious George
Dessa
Dessa

Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus III
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich
Sally Field
Sally Field

Tana French
Tana French
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gifford
Dorie Greenspan
Dorie Greenspan
The Grinch
The Grinch

Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle
Sean Hayes & Scott Icenogle
Gina Homolka
Gina Homolka

Marlon James
Marlon James
John Kerry
John Kerry
Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball
Stephen King
Stephen King

Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson

Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally
Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
Michael Ovitz
Michael Ovitz
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

James Patterson
James Patterson
Louise Penny
Louise Penny
Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult
Melissa Radke
Melissa Radke

Rachel Renée Russell
Rachel Renée Russell
Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek
Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks
Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen

Tiffani Thiessen
Tiffani Thiessen
Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi
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Jeff Tweedy
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