Preview to Summer Link Up: Your Top 3 Favorite Books

Happy Sunday Everyone!  I hope everyone's weekend is going splendidly so far.  It's looking beautiful outside today, hopefully it will be a bit warmer than yesterday.

On to today's post!  I signed up for a Blogger BookSwap and leading up to the swap post on May 28th, the hosts have arranged some link ups.  Today's topic is Your Top 3 Favorite Books

 1st Favorite Book
Molly Donnelly, by Jean Thesman
I read this book, the first time, when I was in middle school; 6th grade I think.  I loved it.  It was sort of like my first romance novel.  It takes place right after the bombing of Pear Harbor.  Molly is a 16 year old girl who's mother is working in the factories in aid of the soldiers.  One day, while walking along the beach, she meets a young soldier.  He goes back to fight the war and they keep in touch through letters.  I read it again when I was 25 and it was just as good!  This is a book I will never let go, because I never know when I will need a nice little love story.

2nd Favorite Book
Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah
This was the first book by Kristin Hannah that I had read.  Since then I have read a couple more.  She is a great writer of female relationships.  Firefly Lane is 479 pages and I read it in 4 days.  I've never read a book that fast; especially a book that big.  It is a beautiful story about 2 women who meet when they are about 10 years old.  We are taken through their entire lives together.  We see their best times, their worst times, the families the grow into.  I have only read it once, but it will stay with me forever.

3rd Favorite Book
The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks
If you've read The Notebook, then you are already familiar with Noah Calhoun.  The main story line in this book is about Noah's daughter and her family.  Jane Lewis, Noah's daughter, and her husband Wilson are having a bit of trouble in their marriage.  Wilson visits Noah and through sharing his life story with Allie, Wilson tries to do everything he can to rekindle his marriage to Jane.
I actually read The Wedding before reading The Notebook.  I remember that I was doing background work in the movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend.  It was a night shoot and knowing these movies there is a lot of down time.  So, I took the book with me to set.  We were in down town Los Angeles and there was very little light, because it was a night shoot.  I was so into the book that at one point I didn't even realize everyone around me was moved to another part of the street.  I was also searching for every inch of light I could find.  I finished the book on set.  I love this story.  It is by far my favorite Nicholas Sparks book.  I only wish that the movie version of  The Notebook had not been changed.  Then we could make The Wedding into a movie.  It would be so good!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and make sure to come back tomorrow for more of Life as a Background Actor!

(Linking up with Maria at I Believe In Story for today's post)