Dear John is released in the theaters today. I finished the novel by Nicholas Sparks last Friday night.
I can honestly say, I can't remember the last time I was so deeply moved by a book. My gut turned inside out as I approached the last few chapters. I didn't want to finish the book, as it was a true page-turner. I finished it faster than any books I've completed in the past few years. I tried to make it last by spending my afternoon breaks at work outside in the courtyard by the waterfall tanning my arms and feet reading a chapter at a time. But as the end dredged near, angst mustered up in my stomach. I was growing seriously stressed that there would be no more of this story, I yearned for it to go on and on. And I was deeply nervous about the way things would end. This being the first Nicholas Sparks book I've actually read, I simply had to read it before the movie was released. Even though I'm freshly back into the reading groove, it's been difficult to select a book that could follow up this one. I needed a few days to relish and process the outstanding story of love. I have to choose my next book with care, because the average chic-lit story will just not do.
So, tonight is date night and I think you can guess what we are going to see!
Any suggestions for my next book? I love to hear what books you have enjoyed.