TBR List, Part Eight

It’s been an insanely busy month, but I finally figured out a way to get some reading done. I didn’t want a repeat of last month, when I didn’t read anything except my own writing and a few news articles. Since I usually eat alone (hubby likes to eat at times that don’t fit into my schedule), I decided to open my ipad and read while I’m eating. This month I was happy to cross a few more books off my To-Be-Read List! I’ll give you short descriptions here, and if you click on the book covers you’ll be able to see my reviews on Goodreads.

mission-to-new-earth-bn-coverMission to New Earth by Diane Burton. I’ve had Diane as a guest here twice, and I’ve mentioned how much I enjoy her space travel futuristic romances. So when she told me she’d written a new book I jumped at the chance to review it. In this story, three teams of pioneers are sent to different planets in other galaxies to find an alternative place for humans to live, because Earth is becoming inhabitable. The trip for Sara and her team is one-way, and will take three years to get there. I’m not sure I would be brave enough to take that trip! I’m so excited about this novella and sincerely hope it develops into a new series.

snow-globe-reunionSnow Globe Reunion by Christina Lorenzen. I picked up this short novella because it sounded interesting. Christina writes sweet romance for one of my publishers, and her first two books were contemporaries. This story is a time travel, and I like the way it was handled. Somehow the thought of waking up in a scene that was inside a snow globe appealed to me. I really wondered how the heroine was going to get out out of her fix, but even more, I wondered what happened to the boy she left behind. This is a nice, entertaining story.

roche-hotel-3The Roche Hotel, Season Three by Mysti Parker. I read Seasons One and Two last year, so when I heard Mysti Parker had continued the series I just had to find out what happened to the whacky characters in the Roche Hotel. All my favorites are there – Jane Seymour, her ex-husband Nick, and Henry the Donut Guy, as well as the rest of the hotel staff. I recently read a Facebook post explaining that the stories were inspired by the time Mysti spent working at the front desk in a hotel. They say truth is stranger than fiction, and if that’s so I shudder to think what happened in the real hotel! I loved this installment and can’t wait for more.

buried-secretsBuried Secrets by Elizabeth Meyette. I had Elizabeth here as my guest a few weeks ago, before I’d had a chance to read her latest release. I loved The Cavanaugh House, which introduces Jesse Graham and her move from the big city to Seneca Falls, New York. So I was excited to read the sequel. Apparently, now that Jesse is able to see and detect ghosts, other ghosts are contacting her. Jesse’s starting a new job teaching at St. Bartholomew’s Academy, and sorting out her feelings for Joe. She doesn’t have time for these ghostly visits. And the attentions of the attractive riding instructor, while flattering, aren’t helping her sort her feelings for the rugged contractor.

So there’s my reading list for September. Now that I’ve figured out a way to keep reading even when my plate is full, I hope to pick up the pace. According to Goodreads, I’m four books behind schedule to finish reading my goal of 50 books this year. I’d better get going!

What have you read lately?


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 Eight

  1. jeff7salter says:

    Look like excellent selections — I believe I’d like all of them.
    I’m particularly interested in Mysti Parker’s stories, since I had a chance to meet her (& her husband) and dine with them at a Pizza Place near Cincy. That was about three years ago, I guess.
    But I also like the sound of those stories because I’ve had some interesting experiences in some well-worn hotels.


  2. Since I am home alone at most mealtimes, I also read. Actually, it took a while to break my husband of reading at the table across from me when we first got married!
    It has been a slow year for reading for me. You are going along nicely.


    • Patricia Kiyono says:

      Sometimes I NEED to read! I find it relaxing, since my days are usually quite busy. So I was thrilled to find a way to keep up the pace, even when I’m running ragged.


  3. Joselyn says:

    When I’m home alone, I definitely read during meals. Sometimes when the kids are obnoxious, I also read during meals. Mostly news stuff then because my attention span isn’t allowed to be long enough.

    Reading books is such a treat. I always feel like I should probably be doing something when I read any other time than before bed.


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