Nicholas 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.
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.
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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