VJ Books Blog

(Publisher’s Weekly, Oct. 20)

Parade magazine (Sept. 28) asked Nicholas Sparks which novels moved him the most.  His list:  The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon (“Compulsively readable literary thriller”); Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (“The rarest of novels-a fresh and original horror story that’s frightening, not gory”); The Book of Lost Things by  John Connolly (“Perfect for kids and adults”); City of Thieves by David Benioff (“A coming-of-age page-turner set in Russia during World War II”); and Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield (“One of the finest and most enjoyable novels I’ve read”).