TBR List, Part Three

It’s free week once again, and since I still have no writing news, I’ll post an update on my reading. At this rate, I should be able to hit – and maybe exceed – my 2016 reading goal of 50 books!

So here are the titles I set aside for February:

Watercolors in the RainColor of DeceptionRomancingtheJewel500x750Christi Bell

Christi Bell is a repeat from last month, but alas, it again got left behind. I’m putting it on next month’s list so hopefully this will be the month I read it!

I did manage to finish the other three. I posted reviews on Goodreads for Watercolors in the Rain, The Color of Deception, and Romancing the Jewel – click on the book covers above to read them. In general, all three are wonderful, well-written romances. Watercolors in the Rain takes place in Michigan, the bulk of it on Mackinac Island. It’s a beautiful story about two artists – one at the beginning of her career, and the other struggling to maintain his. Color of Deception is a historical, and I thought it was a pleasant coincidence that one of the main characters is an artist! Romancing the Jewel took me to the worlds of Italian royalty and precious gems.

PleasedToMeetMe-500x750I also read another J.L. Salter novella – and as usual, Mr. Salter doesn’t disappoint. Again, if you want to read my review on Goodreads, click on the cover. This is a clean version of the “trapped in a cabin with a handsome guy” story. I did want to smack the girl at times (if her only memory was climbing the mountain in fear, why was she in such a hurry to get back down the mountain?), and at other times I wondered what was wrong with the guy (why couldn’t he just tell her why taking a shower wasn’t a good idea?). But it was a really entertaining book.

Color of DarknessOn to next month’s list – I’m cutting back to three books, since I’ve got a demanding teaching schedule this semester. In addition to Christi Bell, I want to read Color of Darkness by Ruth J. Hartman (second book in her Sullyard Sisters trilogy). I enjoyed the first one so much, and my sneak peek at the first chapter in book two was so enticing I’m sure it’s going to be another hit. Besides, the third book is coming out soon, so I’ve got to keep up, now that I’ve gotten a taste of this series.

Angel BeneathBut before that I need to read Angel Beneath My Wings by K S Moore. K. S. is a member of my local writers group, and this is her first novel. You’ll read more about her in a few weeks when we have another guest author week! I’ve read the first few chapters and can’t wait to dive in to the rest.


So what’s next on your TBR list?


About Patricia Kiyono

During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches music education at the university level. She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her five children, nine grandchildren (so far), and great-granddaughters. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. Check out her sweet historical contemporary romances at her Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Kiyono/e/B0067PSM5C/
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6 Responses to TBR List, Part Three

  1. Oh, mine grows and grows! I have been hijacked once again to add a series to read with my grandson, this time it’s the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.I have two cozy mysteries started, two romances and a large novel all going at once, depending on where I am and how much time I have.

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    • Patricia Kiyono says:

      That’s awesome that you read with your grandson. The Percy Jackson books sound like great reading for children. My daughter tried to get me to read the Harry Potter books but I haven’t been able to commit to the amount of time it would take to get through them.


      • Joselyn says:

        My family loves the Harry Potter books. We are starting the third one now. My husband is listening to the fifth one. I read one of the Percy Jackson ones and wasn’t so sure about it. We’ll save it until they are a bit older.

        For myself, I’m on a Susan Elizabeth Phillips kick.

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    thank you for reading and reviewing my novella. I’m honored.
    Seeing this, and others of your reading lists, I feel so much a slacker — that I’ve not kept up my reading of colleagues and competitors.
    I have great intentions, but most of the titles by people I know are on my Kindle… and my entire being — remember, I was in Librarianship for nearly 30 years — is toward the printed word on PAPER.
    Eventually, I’m sure I’ll ease over that boundary and reach a point that grabbing the Kindle is as natural as clutching a paperback. and when I do, I have hundreds of wonderful titles waiting for me!


    • Patricia Kiyono says:

      It took me a while to get used to reading on a device, but now I can’t remember the last time I read a physical book. In fact, most of these were read on my phone – between classes, while waiting at doctor’s offices, in the car waiting for mom to run errands, etc. And sometimes my phone is easier to turn on and read from instead of getting up and pulling a book off the shelf. It doesn’t need a bookmark, and it’s easier to clean if I touch it with greasy or salty fingers.

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