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Nicholas Sparks - Books & Movies Inspired by Nicholas Sparks Books

Updated on July 19, 2013
Nicholas Sparks
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About Nicholas Sparks...

If you haven't read any of his books or if you haven't watched any of his movies, even without your knowledge, it would be a real surprise for all of us. Remember 'A Walk to Remember'? Well, that movie was inspired by Nicholas Sparks' novel, 'A Walk to Remember'. And that was a great movie, easily competing on any genre. And we could only imagine how good the book is.

Nicholas Sparks was born in December 31, 1965 (what a day to be born!!!) in Nebraska.

Nicholas Sparks has 17 novels published in total (18 with the upcoming book "The Longest Ride" in 2013) and two novels never published which were written when he was in school. Out of the published novels, 8 were made out as movies and they were a huge success all over the world. Don't get the wrong impression, almost all of his books are bestsellers.

Genuine romance combined with a unique blend of suspense and thriller and with mind blowing twists have made Nicholas Sparks' books a massive success.

The following is a briefing of Nicholas Sparks' romance novels and the movies that were inspired by the books.

The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks (2013)
The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks (2013)

The Longest Ride

Nicholas Sparks books...

01) The Longest Ride

"The Longest Ride" is the latest upcoming novel by Nicholas Sparks, which is scheduled to be released to shelves on September 17, 2013.

The Longest Ride has two stories. A story of a ninety-one year old man at the brink of death after meeting with a fatal car accident, reminiscing the best moments of his life with his dead wife. And on the other part of the town a young love kindles between a college girl and a 'young cowboy'.

The story depicts how these two couples although entirely from two different generations, still go through the same sweets of love. And since this is Nicholas Sparks, do expect a twist in the tale somewhere in the story line.

Judging by the descriptions given, this is going to be yet another bestseller novel for sure.

The Notebook (1996)
The Notebook (1996)

02) The Notebook

The Notebook is probably the most popular romance novel of Nicholas Sparks.

The Notebook speaks of an age old love lost and found again in a perfect triangle of love-the woman, the currently engaged and the long lost love.A classic story with a new life by Nicholas Sparks.

The Notebook

The Best of Me (2010)
The Best of Me (2010)

03) The Best of Me

Another great tale of love-lost-found-again. Booming of a young love is always difficult with many forces trying to tear them apart, and in this novel, so they do. But after many years the two people meet again by a stroke of fate. But then much has changed in both of their lives and loves.

The Best of Me

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen"

A Walk to Remember (1999)
A Walk to Remember (1999)

04) A Walk to Remember

Probably one of the most hauntingly emotional love stories of all time. The novel, in fact, was inspired by the death of Nicholas Sparks's younger sister due to a brain tumor.

A Walk to Remember tells a story of an undying love of a dying couple.

A Walk to Remember novel

“A Walk to Remember is a truly moving story that urges us to have faith in true love and to cherish all the wonderful things that we have in our lives.”

Safe Haven (2010)
Safe Haven (2010)

05) Safe Haven

A great love story with a remarkable suspense backstory.

The story speaks of a young woman, new in town, falling in love despite all her efforts to keep her shields up. And with her on the vulnerable end her past secrets may rise to haunt her again.

The Lucky One (2008)
The Lucky One (2008)

06) The Lucky One

When a US Marine miraculously saves his life on the field after bending to pick up a picture of a woman buried in rubble, he returns home to search for this god-sent woman in the picture who saved his life in the field. Finding this woman, the young marine falls in love with the woman in the picture-a mother with a little girl.

The Lucky One

The Last Song (2009)
The Last Song (2009)

07) The Last Song

The Last Song is a tale of love between the young couples and families-how divorces shatter the very foundations of love and trust and the healing process that rebuilds each and everyone, even more stronger than before.

The Last Song

Message in a Bottle (1998)
Message in a Bottle (1998)

08) Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle is a tale of destined love. When an ordinary, jogging woman comes across a bottle on the beach, the story inside the bottle changes her life forever. In pursuit of the owner of the letter, she herself finds her true love in a weird twist of fate.

Message in a Bottle

Dear John (2007)
Dear John (2007)

09) Dear John

An emotional roller-coaster of a romance novel with blossoming love and heartbreak.

An US Army soldier finds the love of his life and gets his life together thanks to her. But the duty for his country becomes prominent after the 9/11 and the long departure leads the girl to fall in love with another.

Dear John

The Rescue
The Rescue

10) The Rescue

The Rescue is another fascinating tale of love by Nicholas Sparks. A single mother of one, meets with an accident and her son escapes the scene in terror never to be found. The fireman arriving at the scene helps her find his lost son and her long lost belief in love.

The Rescue

The above mentioned are the most popular and most sold and most rated novels of Nicholas Sparks, with the other 8 novels very closely tailing behind. Here are the other seven novels of Nicholas Sparks:

11) The Choice

12) The Wedding

13) The Guardian

14) A Bend in the Road

15) Nights in Rodanthe

16) True Believer

17) At First Sight

18) The Longest Ride

Nicholas Sparks movies...

Out of the above books, the following were made into movies due to their massive popularity as books.

1) Message in a Bottle (1999)

2) A Walk to Remember (2002)

3) The Notebook (2004)

4) Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

5) Dear John (2010)

6) The Last Song (2010)

7) The Lucky One (2012)

8) Safe Haven (2013)

Also the following movies are to be made into movie.

9) The Best of Me (2014)

10) The Longest Ride (2015)

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    • Nimesh De Silva profile imageAUTHOR

      Nimesh De Silva 

      4 years ago

      @Lin b

      Thanks for the contribution.

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      Lin b 

      4 years ago

      I agree with Secretmae 100%. I love you all Nicholas Sparks movies but I would have to say A Walt to remember is my all time favorite!!!

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      Melody Wilson 

      5 years ago from Millsboro, Delaware, Usa

      You're welcome!

    • Nimesh De Silva profile imageAUTHOR

      Nimesh De Silva 

      5 years ago


      Lol. Thanks for your opinion. :)

      Hope he will visit your town someday.

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      Melody Wilson 

      5 years ago from Millsboro, Delaware, Usa

      Beyond the shadow of a doubt my favorite Nicholas Sparks book and movie is and always will be A Walk To Remember. It touches my heart so deeply. I'm sure many people say that. This man knows how to write a romance!!! How awesome would it be to go to one of his book signings. Oh coarse I live in Delaware Usa. Nobody ever comes here it seems lol.


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