TBR List, Part Five

I’ve been making steady progress through my TBR list! It’s such a good feeling, although I’m still waiting for inspiration to write. And there’s always a steady stream of new books, so I have to be mindful of adding some books that have spent a good long time on on my ereader to my immediate TBR list. Anyway, here are the books that I had chosen for this month. If you’re interested in reading my Goodreads reviews for any of these, just click on the book covers:

Color of Danger2Color of Danger by Ruth J. Hartman. This is the third book in Ruth’s Sullyard Sisters triology. In this segment the youngest Sullyard sister, Patience, struggles to be seen as a woman rather than as the baby sister. She’s excited about the opportunity to paint a panorama for a nearby falconer, but feels limited when Walter, her brother-in-law’s younger brother, is sent along to accompany her. From this series I learned about miniature panoramas, and a little about birds – both are topics that don’t come up in our family discussions! As usual, Ruth’s newest release is full of humor as well as detail, making this a fun and entertaining read.

HeartsightHeartsight by Kay Springsteen. Having read several of Kay’s other books I knew I’d love this, and now that I’ve read it I’m eager to read the rest of the series. Kay has strong ties to the military and she’s an amazing researcher, so you know situations are accurately portrayed. Dan is a Marine lieutenant who’s been blinded in action, and he’s at a loss. Bella, a little girl whose mother is in town to close up a family home, finds him and helps Dan find his way to self-realization and love. It’s awesome. You really need to read this!

Dandelions on the RoadDandelions on the Road by Brooke Williams. As I mentioned last month, Brooke asked me to read and review the third book in her Dandelion series, since I had previously read the first one. I decided I’d have a better handle on the final book if I read the one in between – and I’m so glad I did! The Dandelion series deals with the foreign (to me) world of reality television, particularly the ones that deal with finding one’s true soulmate. This is a hilarious take on a Midwest town’s local version of the popular Bachelor/Bachelorette shows.


 On the dock for next month:


After The Final DandelionAfter the Final Dandelion #3 in the Dandelion series. I need to read this first because I have to write a review for a blog post before the 17th. In this installment, the bachelor from Book 1 and his fiancée are getting married, and the station decides to make the wedding into a TV special.




Heartsent by Kay Springsteen. This is #2 in the Heart series, after Heartsight. Now that I’ve experienced Kay’s coastal North Carolina town, I need to find out who else is there – so I’m diving into the second of the Heart series!




Camp WeddingCamp Wedding: The Heartsight Nuptials by Kay Springsteen – This is #3 in the Heart series, and it’s short, so I figure I should be able to squeeze this in. In this one, the main characters from Heartsight (Book One) get married.




DukebyDayRoguebyNight500x750Duke by Day, Rogue by Night by Katherine Bone. I’ve read bits and pieces so that I can post them on social media for Eskape press, but I really need to read the whole thing! I’m determined to get it done this month.




So what’s your reading goal for the month?




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 Five

  1. jeff7salter says:

    I sincerely admire your dedication to (1) reading, (2) supporting your author colleagues, (3) posting/promoting, & (4) reviewing.
    My own reading time seems quite fractured. I own a couple of Ruth Hartman’s books, but have only read one. I own a few of Kay Springsteen’s, but have only read portions of one. I’ve been wanting to snag one of Katherine Bone’s books, but I don’t believe I’ve gotten one yet.
    As I say, my reading is fractured. I do beta reading for my brother and that is rather unpredictable.
    I visit my mom each day and I read from whatever she has over there… so it’s not necessarily books that I CRAVE to read.
    I have one novel I take to appointments and am slowly working my way through it.
    I have usually at least one other novel going — but it’s often in the area of military history or wartime fiction. And I have several mag. subscriptions that fill in the gaps (Smithsonian, two WW2 magazines, two mags that capture times gone by, etc.).
    Which is a long way round to saying that I’ve neglected most of the things which you have been doing so much of. I’m partly jealous and partly ashamed I haven’t done more.


    • Patricia Kiyono says:

      Thanks, Jeff. I used to have magazine subscriptions, but finally gave them up because they would often sit in the magazine rack, unopened, until I finally put them in the recycle bin. And I’ve been reading a lot more since I decided to read on my phone. Yes, it’s small, but when I turn it sideways the print is a bit larger. And I figured since I’m always asking for reviews it’s only fair that I write them, too.

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  2. Joselyn says:

    You do such a great job of supporting fellow authors, Patty!

    I’m in the middle of a Jennifer McQuiston which I’m hoping to finish before my borrow expires. After that who knows. Whatever strikes my fancy. It’s not like there are a hundred books on my kindle or anything.

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    • Patricia Kiyono says:

      I’ve seen Jennifer McQ’s books in the stores, and they sound wonderful – but I have SOOO many books on my kindle app that I decided to start reading those, especially the ones written by people I know! Maybe if I meet her at a conference I’ll read one, especially if I can get her to sign it. As for the library, I still use my card to get books for research, but I haven’t borrowed any fiction in a long time.

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