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We hope this site will give you the same enthusiasm and knowledge you expect from a community bookstore. We review a broad range of genres, choosing those titles we believe worth reading. 

The book club meets here at Bookin’ with Sunny every day, and the sec­ond Mon­day of each month at the Clay­ton CA Com­mu­nity Library at 7:00 p.m.

The Library Book
Books on books
Sunny Solomon

THE LIBRARY BOOK If I still worked in a bookstore and you, dear reader, just stepped into the store and asked if there is anything

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astray
Fiction
Ann Ronald

ASTRAY Emma Donoghue has concocted a collection of short stories that consider a single innovative theme. Astray features a diverse set of characters who have

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the lucky ones
Fiction
Ann Ronald

THE LUCKY ONES The cover of Julianne Pachico’s The Lucky Ones calls the book “a tense and haunting jigsaw puzzle of a novel.” A jigsaw

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

THE FRENCH GIRL Lexie Elliott’s The French Girl is the best mystery I’ve read in a while. It’s one of those books that keep you

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Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE Do you have a daughter or granddaughter, niece or neighbor girl in love with numbers? Laurie Wallmark’s debut

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A WILLING VICTIM This time Sunny handed me the fourth book in a detective series, so I felt like I was starting in the middle.

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

DEEP CREEK When I first read Pam Houston’s acerbic collection of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, I recognized a writer who would have a

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist

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Nonfiction
Sunny Solomon

BECAUSE THE LIGHT WILL NOT FORGIVE ME Shaun T. Griffin, inductee into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, is known as much for his activism

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Health
Neal Ferguson

THE BIG NECESSITY AND NINE PINTS Both of these books merit independent reviews, but since they were written by the same author and both investigate

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The Library Book
Books on books
Ann Ronald

THE LIBRARY BOOK Susan Orlean’s The Library Book couples a moving meditation on the author’s part with the solid research she has conducted in archives

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

SLAVE OLD MAN The books I often find most difficult to review are those recommended by someone whose suggestions are not taken lightly. So, on

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

THE CURRENT I just finished reading another “Bookin’ with Sunny” novel that I couldn’t put down. Tim Johnston’s The Current, a mystery thriller that careens

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Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

BOOT LANGUAGE This memoir will remind the reader of other books that recall a blighted, terrifying childhood such as Glass Castle and Educated. Like those

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Books on books
Sunny Solomon

BOOKS FOR LIVING Will Schwalbe, the author of The End of Your Life Book Club, has once again given life to his love of books

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

RED CLOCKS Leni Zumas designed Red Clocks as a classical romance, much like Miquel del Cervantes’ Don Quixote or Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queen. In

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Fun Fact

Sunny is a poet and playwright. Her play, The Unleashed Hearts, was read on stage at the Brüka in Reno in 2018.

Talk about a talented woman

Sunny is available for readings, to lead book discussions with children and adults, or to help choose the perfect book for reading or gifting.
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This n' That blog

Next Time

The Poet’s Corner – Poem by Poem   Next Time When I come back I want to be a rock – Liza Weary of uprightness

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19**

The Poet’s Corner – Poem by Poem   19** Surely, it’s time to speak out as it was once time to remain silent with everyone

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Black History Month 2019

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 It is February, the shortest month of the year. You know what that means, dear readers. It is Black History Month.

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