I am a huge sucker for anything romantic...stories, movies, books, songs, you name it..but there is nothing that can beat a Nicholas Sparks book. I love getting wrapped up in the characters' love stories and his writing style makes women create a higher expectation for the men that they fall for. Yes, I know that they're all pretty much the same but that's what I like about them. When I pick up one of his books I know the feelings that I'm going to experience while reading his books. The story line is predictable...two people fall in love even though there is an obstacle that should be stopping them. Then there's always another tragic or dark aspect to one of the characters' lives that makes each book different from each other. There's enough variety in his books to make them exciting and interesting, yet there's a familiarity in one that when you go to pick up the next one, you know you are going to be captivated by the passionate love story he writes about so well.
I have this problem of finishing books at rapid speeds. I start a book and then I get so hooked I physically cannot put it down. I have to know what happens, which results me finishing a 300 page book in a mere few hours...then I'm sad that I've finished it already and now I'm left to search for another good book. It's a vicious cycle really.
I may or may not have a slight obsession with him considering I've read all but three of his books (Nights in Rodanthe, The Wedding and Three Weeks With My Brother). Steven bought me these last ones but I've been holding off on reading them because once I finish...what in the world am I supposed to read? I'm so so so happy that there's another book, The Longest Ride, in stores September 17th! I seriously don't know if I'll ever find a writer I like that even compares to him. He just has this style of writing that makes everyone who is already in love fall a little deeper, and those who have yet to find it wish they were.
Although I cannot say that there is a single book that I don't like, my favorites are At First Sight and Dear John. If you're looking for one last quick summer read, I promise you that these two will have you swooning for more!
I'd love to hear about all y'alls favorite authors as well! I'm on the hunt for more good books to read!