Summer Greetings 2017

My Dear Friend,

Summer is underway, and I’m excited to be able to share the news with you that my most recent bestselling novel, Two By Two, is now available in paperback. If you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, I hope this new edition makes it easier for you to do so and that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

As for what I’ve been up to lately, it’s been a busy travel time for me. I’ve been touring and visiting readers from Argentina to Brazil, and I’m currently making plans for my European book tour this October. Wherever I go, I’m reminded how lucky I am to have such wonderful fans and I’m grateful for all of your love and support.

In addition to the privilege of meeting new people during my travels, I also get to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes: reading! As a fellow book lover, I want to share some of the titles of my favorite recently read books. There is a short list of some of my favorite recently read books on my website and you can also look for my ongoing Nicholas Recommends list on Goodreads for more recommendations.

In related summer news, one of my bestselling novels, The Guardian, has recently gotten a special audiobook treatment that just might be perfect for a long road trip. This special edition “Booktrack” pairs traditional audiobook narration with a contemporary music soundtrack throughout. It’s a completely new experience and I’m curious to know what you think about it so if you have a moment, listen to the sample clip and let me know what you think of it on Facebook or Twitter.

I’m also excited to announce that the paperback edition of Two by Two at Walmart and Sam’s Club includes a free audiobook download! All copies are stickered with the details on how you can get your choice of a free Nicholas Sparks audiobook.

Last but not least, you may be wondering about my next novel. While we don’t have a title yet, I can tell you that the story is well underway and is shaping up beautifully. I promise that when I’m able to share more information on the book, I’ll send out an email so that you are among the first to hear about it!

Best wishes for the rest of your summer and may it be filled with wonderful books.

Sincerely yours,

 

Nicholas’ Recommended Reads – Summer 2017

Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
This isn't a novel; in fact, it's a book that can probably be read by most people in less than an hour.  It is more of an artistic expression of both love and desire in written form, as explored via a mysterious correspondence, in which the reader can participate.

Silk by Alessandro Baricco
This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form.  It was a major world-wide bestseller years ago -- millions of copies -- and if you haven't had the chance to read it, you should do yourself a favor.  It's short and poignant and beautiful, in every way.

To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
Quite simply, this is one of my favorite novels of all time, and one that I've reread at least a dozen times.  It tells the story of an elderly widower, who's befriended by a dog that no one else ever sees, a dog that helps him through his loneliness.  Warm and touching, it's a novel that people of all ages can enjoy.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
This novel, set in Sweden, tells the story of Ove, who can best be described as a curmudgeon. The story takes place after the death of his wife, and shows how healing can occur with the unlikeliest of people, in the unlikeliest of ways.

See a complete list of books recommended by Nicholas at Goodreads.com. 

 

Introducing Booktrack Audiobooks

One of Nicholas' bestselling novels, The Guardian, has recently gotten a special audiobook treatment perfect for long summer road trips. This special edition booktrack pairs traditional audiobook narration with a contemporary music soundtrack throughout. It’s a completely new experience and we're curious to know what you think about it so if you have a moment, listen to the sample clip at Booktrack.com and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

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