Sunny's Picks

Sunny's Picks The following are recommendations from Sunny. If you are a Manga fan, go here!

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Armada Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804137256
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - July 14th, 2015

Sunny's PicksNormal high school kid by day, top-ten high score gamer by night, Zack Lightman is not sure what to think when a real spaceship (straight out of his favorite game, no less) appears at his high school. Has he gone crazy, like his late father? Or is there more to this video game, and sci-fi pop culture throughout history?

True to his passions in geek culture, Ernest Cline has saturated ARMADA with references to sci-fi culture throughout our history, from TV shows and movies, to books and video games, with MMORPG once again playing a major role. 
This is NOT a sequel to Ready Player One. It is purely sci-fi set in our modern day. 

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385343985
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Published: Bantam - September 7th, 2010

Sunny's Picks Sunny: Homer is a sweet, loving, funny, and remarkable cat who could make friends with practically anybody. As his owner Gwen struggles to find footholds in life, Homer is there to keep her chin up. And guess what... he's blind, too.

Ready Player One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307887443
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Published: Broadway Books - June 5th, 2012

Sunny's PicksSunny: In a not-too-distant future, the world has fallen into disrepair. Depressed, poor, and dispirited, the people prefer to spend their lives logged into the biggest online game the size of an entire universe, The OASIS. When the creater of this world of sparkling worlds dies, he leaves his fortunes to whomever can find it hidden somewhere in the game..."There are three keys to three gates that lead to my Easter Egg." And all he leaves is a clue and a wish of "Good luck." Among the billions on earth, Wade Watts (aka Parzival) is determined to find the Egg...but at what costs?

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385346993
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown Archetype - October 14th, 2014

You ever pick up a biography and think, “Why do I need to read about somebody else’s life? I’ve got my own.” Well not to worry! In Neil Patrick Harris Choose Your Own Autobiography, you’re stumbling through life along with Neil, making discoveries, decisions, and magic! Just as in life, this autobiography isn’t all planned out. You decide whether to go to the Oscars, whether to switch from screen to stage, or maybe just take a little detour to a fun little story!
Lots of fun and very clever; Neil Patrick Harris does not disappoint!

My Love Story!!, Volume 1 Cover Image
By Kazune Kawahara, Aruko (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781421571447
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Published: Viz Media - July 1st, 2014

Sunny's PicksI just read the cutest manga ever! This isn't just any romance manga. See that big guy in the background? Yeah, he's the one that gets the girl! I giggled and "awww"d the entire time. So wonderful to find a great new series!

Redshirts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765334794
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Published: Tor Books - January 15th, 2013

Sunny's Picks Sunny: Ensign Dahl has just been transfered to the Intrepid, the UU's flagship. It's a sweet post, until he notices how strangely the crew are acting. The senior officers are avoided like the plague, and there's a disturbingly high mortality rate on away missions. Dahl doesn't want to die, but he doesn't want to hide either, so he and his friends set out to solve the mystery behind the Intrepid before they join the ranks of the red-shirted dead.


A fabulously entertaining book that had me hooked from the prologue.

Belle Epoque Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385741477
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Published: Ember - October 14th, 2014

Sunny's PicksSunny: Repoussoire, a "flawed" woman hired by ladies of society to make themselves look better by comparison.

Maude Pichon is one such "flawed" woman, hired by a Countess as a companion for her daughter Isabelle during her premier "season." The contract must be kept a secret and Isabelle must continue to believe that Maude is her read friend. But Isabelle has secret passions that don't fit in with her mother's plans, and Maude finds herself stuck in between. Will she choose friendship or job security?

Minecraft Recipes for Dummies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781118968277
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: For Dummies - October 13th, 2014

Sunny's PicksWant to get the most out of your Minecraft games? Tired of having to look up crafting recipes over and over? Then Minecraft Recipes for Dummies is your best friend! Not only does it tell you how to make all kinds of awesome stuff (fireworks, rabbit stew, jukeboxes...), it shows you their value, where to find the materials, and the most efficient way to utilize your resources. A MUST for any Minecraft player!!!

I Am Pusheen the Cat Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476747019
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 29th, 2013

Sunny's PicksSunny: Pusheen knows what's awesome...she is! Aside from being adorable, eating whatever she wants, and having toes that look like beans, she knows how to have a fun and fulfilling life! Find out why you should consider being a cat, what's great about Fall, and how to catch Santa Claus, among other great advice by this world-class adorable furry blogger.

Jedi Academy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545505178
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Published: Scholastic - August 27th, 2013

Sunny's PicksComing August 27th, 2013

Sunny: From the mastermind behind Darth Vader and Son comes a brilliant tale of Roan, a padawan level Jedi-hopeful, joining the academy late in the game! Will he succeed in his jedi training, or will he be doomed to spend the rest of his school days in Tattooine's "thrilling" plant school?

Told in diary entries, comics, and letters. Darth Vader and Son meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I just loved it!!!

A Cast-Off Coven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451230492
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Published: Obsidian Mysteries - June 1st, 2010

Sunny's PicksSunny: Lily Ivory has an interesting power; she can feel the vibrations in old objects, most notably vintage clothes. With that knowledge, she sells her vintage wares to patrons in the Haight district of San Francisco... and to solve the supernatural mysteries that arise.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780380813810
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 25th, 2004

Sunny's Picks Sunny: Sinner-extraordinaire Biff is Jesus' perfect counterbalance, and best friend. At the age of twelve, they leave on a journey, Jesus to explore spirituality and learn about human nature, and Biff to see what cool stuff the world has to offer while kickin it with his best bud. Sure to make you laugh, giggle, guffaw, and cry.

The Samurai's Garden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312144074
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 15th, 1996

Sunny's PicksSickly Stephen is sent from war-beaten China to a little town in Japan to recover. Though the calm, quiet days, with the calm, quiet housekeeper Matsu, Stephen learns that beauty's more than just a pretty face.

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ISBN: 9780061765223
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 19th, 2009

Sunny's Picks Sunny: Taylor Greer is an independent woman. Lou Ann Ruiz is recently separated from her husband. And Turtle is a little girl who was abandoned in Taylor's car. Along with several other strong characters, these three women grow and thrive in Tucson.

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452110585
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 15th, 2012

Sunny's PicksSunny: From the eyes of a cat, a fun book on their thoughts, snarks, and the funny things they do. Perfect for a pick-me-up after a long, trudging day!

The Elenium: The Diamond, Throne the Ruby Knight, the Sapphire Rose Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345500939
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Published: Del Rey Books - September 25th, 2007

Sunny's Picks Sunny: Sir Sparhawk returns from exile to find the king he once served murdered and the princess he once raised a queen, and deathly ill. He and a group of other knights, thieves, squires, and a priestess must go on a quest to find the origins of this sickness and find the cure.

Dragonlance Legends Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786958399
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Wizards of the Coast - September 6th, 2011

Sunny's Picks Sunny: Years after the Chronicles victory, Caramon has gone the way of the retired hero, lying around the house and depressed, wishing for the times of action. But his twin Raistlin has decided peace isn't his thing, and he's going to become the king of Hell, instead.

City of Thieves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2009

ASunny's Picks wonderful adventure in WW2-time Russia. A boy must find a dozen eggs to earn his life and freedom within one week's time. But the problem is, where's somebody going to get fresh eggs in war-starved Russia?

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062382801
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 27th, 2017

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588174
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409164
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 13th, 2017

Scrappy Little Nobody Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501117220
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 22nd, 2017

The Library at Mount Char Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553418620
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Published: Broadway Books - March 15th, 2016

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455540013
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 5th, 2017