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What Are Your Favorite Reads?

Answer this week's question, and we'll list your top five answers on Thursday in Patch Picks!

Each week, Woburn Patch will highlight editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more in our Thursday feature called . 

We've looked at great places to watch sporting events, romantic restaurants and non-profits. This week, we want to know from you—our librarians and other enthusiastic readers—What are five great reads for adults and five great reads for children in celebration of National Read Across America Day (March 3).

Tell us which books you just couldn't put down, or which books your kids begged you to read to them over and over. Librarians, let us know what books keep flying off the shelves at the . 

Provide your answers in the comments section below today or by e-mail, and on Thursday, we'll highlight the top five on . 

Christi February 28, 2011 at 07:36 PM
Anyone can see what the top books are in the Minuteman Library Network (Woburn Public Library is a member) by checking out the Top Requests List: http://www.mln.lib.ma.us/Top50.htm Right now I'm reading Room by Emma Donoghue, which has been in the top 5 of that list for quite awhile now. Two other books that I've read recently and couldn't put down were The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow and Divergent by Veronica Roth (will be on shelves in May). I also *loved* Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach - it's a fun, interesting look at space travel and exploration. The Teen Book Club at the WPL (grades 6-12) is going to be discussing The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner at tonight's meeting. Next they'll be reading The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee. Last, but not least, the two picture books that my daughter has been requesting are Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas and Dogs by Emily Gravett.
Raquelle Matos February 28, 2011 at 08:09 PM
My picks for top 5 adult: 1. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson 3. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 4. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides 5. Morvern Callar by Alan Warner My pick for Children/YA: 1. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig 2. Sticky Burr series by John Lechner 3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 5. Tamar by Mal Peet
Erica Foster February 28, 2011 at 09:17 PM
I just recently finished Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper. It's a story about an AMAZING cat with no eyes. You laugh, cry and feel like an idiot for having fears in life. (-: Currently working on Jewel by Brett Lott - so...in no order... 1) Homers Odyssey - Gwen Cooper 2) Jewel - Brett Lott 3) The Shack - William Young 4) Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg 5) The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Haven't picked up a child's book in forever, but 1) Neverending Story by Michael Ende 2) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 3) Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle 4) LOR trilogy - Tolkien 5) Bunnicula Series - James Howe
Elaine Spolidoro February 28, 2011 at 09:42 PM
The 5 best books I read this year: 1) "A Dog's Purpose " by W. Bruce Cameron 2) " The Art of Racing in the Rain" 3) " Last Night in Twisted River" by John Irving 4) "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Steig Karsson 5) "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See My kid's favorites : Teenager- "Pretty Little Liars" series 10 year old- "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series 7 year old - "Knuffle Bunny" series
Linda Olsson March 01, 2011 at 12:32 PM
My 5 favorite books I've read within the past year: 1. Anna Karenina-Leo Tolstoy (the new translation by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky) 2. Ahabs Wife – Sena Jeter Naslund (chosen for me by my daughter!) 3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows 4. The Beantrees – Barbara Kingsolver 5. Pigs in Heaven – Barbara Kingsolver My kids are adults now. We always read to them, and now they are recommending wonderful books to us! It has been a rich experience and continues.
Deb & Dan March 01, 2011 at 12:51 PM
A top 5? That's a tough one since I read a book every few days. Maybe that's why we own a bookstore! As Woburnites, we were so sad when the Bookshelf closed on Main St. several years ago. 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows 4. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See 5. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Stop by The Book Oasis in Stoneham for more great reads!

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