I don’t know why but I feel a little embarrassed that I haven’t read a Nicholas Sparks book in the past. He’s got enough for me to choose from, that’s for sure. Twenty-three New York Times best sellers and eleven books turned into movies. And you’d think I would’ve read The Notebook because it’s historically been one of my top three favorite movies. What can I say, I’m a sucker for drama, romance, action, and humor. The Notebook has it all.
Dreamland is the most recent book by Nicholas Sparks. Also, I should say that I haven’t finished it yet. I’m about halfway through. I won’t give any spoilers but I like that part of the book is going to include Nashville (I think?), a city I called home for 16 years. The early chapters take place in St. Petersburg, Florida, a city serving as the location of a few years of my childhood. I like that connection also.
Like I said, I’m about halfway through and I’m enjoying the story. A bit predictable, I mean, why stray from a tried and true formula, right? But I’m definitely interested enough and the weather these days is dreary enough (or sunny enough to sit outside) and I’m in enough of a reading mood to keep going.
Have you read it yet? Without totally ruining it for me or anyone else reading this post, did you like the way the book ended? I’ll post updates as I near the end, surely there’ll be some sort of twist and I guess it’s proper to say… I won’t have seen it coming.
-Out of the Wilderness