Nicholas Sparks Summer Reading Challenge


My teen daughter and I have started a new summer reading challenge.  Our goal is to read all of the novels written by Nicholas Sparks by the end of this summer. Nicholas Sparks has been one of her favorite authors for years now. Although I had not previously read his books, I always loved the movie adaptations. Each time one of his movies came out in theaters my daughter and I made it a girls night to see it.

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Nicholas Sparks in Dallas on the media tour for The Longest Ride.  I think this was the highlight of T’s year.  She even interviewed him!

Nicholas Sparks, Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood

T has a head start on me since she has been reading his novels for a couple of years now.  She has already read Dear John, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song and The Longest Ride.  Whereas, I have only read The Choice so far.  Which I just read last month to start this challenge.

Nicholas Sparks Summer Reading Challenge

We headed to our local Half Price Books and bought several of the books we hadn’t read.  Next on my list to read is The Wedding.  Since I named my son after the Noah in The Notebook I figured this would be a great book for me to read.

Nicholas Sparks Reading List

  • The Choice
  • The Notebook
  • The Wedding
  • The Longest Ride
  • Safe Haven
  • The Last Song
  • The Best of Me
  • At First Sight
  • Message in a Bottle
  • The Rescue
  • True Believer
  • The Guardian
  • A Bend in the Road
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • The Lucky One
  • Dear John

I invite you to join us this summer.  We want to hear which books you love!  Leave a comment letting me know your favorite Nicholas Sparks novel or visit us on Facebook to share your thoughts on the novels as you read them.

You can find my blog’s Facebook page here and T’s Facebook page here.

To help you with your Nicholas Sparks Summer Reading Challenge I created this free printable for you to journal your notes as you read the novels.

Summer Reading Challenge Printable

Just click the notepad image to open it full size and print.

Now comes the fun part…  To help kick off our challenge we are giving away a new copy of The Longest Ride paperback novel.  Plus we will throw in a few surprise goodies in the package.  With this giveaway comes a gift code for $25 to Amazon to purchase other books of your choice to help with your summer reading challenge.

Entry is simple, just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.

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Which Nicholas Sparks novel is your favorite?  Which novel do you plan to read next?


  1. My favorite Sparks novel is definitely The Notebook. It’s a classic love story and so great.

  2. I’ve only read A Walk to Remember, it’s lovely.
    I have The Last Song to read sometime in the next few weeks. ^^

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