Friday, November 26, 2010

Nicholas Sparks reading Challenge 2011

I had to join this one - I love Nicholas Sparks' books and I nearly started a challenge of my own for his books last year. So, I was excited to see that someone started one this year. Thank you Book Vixen! If you'd like to join up, click the button above.


* Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011(books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime – Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
* The goal is to read or re-read as many Nicholas Sparks novels as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.
* Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
* Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
* You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
* Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
* You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.


First Date – Read 1–4 Nicholas Sparks novels
Going Steady – Read 5–8 Nicholas Sparks novels
Engaged – Read 9–12 Nicholas Sparks novels
Married – Read 13–16 Nicholas Sparks novels

List of Nicholas Sparks novels:

The Notebook
Message in a Bottle
A Walk to Remember
The Rescue
A Bend in the Road
Nights in Rodanthe
The Wedding
The Guardian
Three Weeks With My Brother
True Believer (read this first, before At First Sight)
At First Sight (read this after True Believer)
The Choice
Dear John
The Lucky One
The Last Song
Safe Haven

I'm going to sign up for First Date - Read 1-4 books. These are the books I plan to read...

1. Dear John
2. The Lucky One
3. The Last Song
4. The Rescue


  1. This should be a good one. It will be fun to compare our thoughts if we select the same books!

  2. This is interesting. I like him. I will think and may be join it too :).

  3. Terrific challenge, Yvonne! I have read all but the last two. :)

  4. Thanks for participating in the reading challenge! I can't wait to see which of his novels you choose to read :)

  5. Sounds like fun. I loved Dear John and Nights in Rodanthe.
    I have The Rescue in my TBR.


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