This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
I decided to go with the random number generator, as it worked so well for me last week, and once again I found myself using the first number because it came up with a really good book.
I had just been thinking the other day that I was in the mood for a good time travel book, it has been a while since I read one. And that was what came up for my random book on my TBR this week. So here we are taking a look at:
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
To save his daughter, he’ll go anywhere—and any-when…
Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in I.T., trying to keep the spark in his marriage, and struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.
Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, despite the increasing blackouts and memory loss affecting his time-traveler’s brain. Until one afternoon, his “rescue” team arrives—eighteen years too late.
Their mission: return Kin to 2142 where he’s only been gone weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he can’t remember.
Torn between two lives, Kin is desperate for a way to stay connected to both. But when his best efforts threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself, his daughter’s very existence is at risk. It’ll take one final trip across time to save Miranda—even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process.
I think it was the words “time traveling secret agent” that initially caught my eye, after of course that cover. I just can’t resist either a time travel book or one about spies, so combining those two should be either pretty awesome or a complete disaster. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the totally awesome choice.
Have you read this book? Are you adding it to your TBR right now? Go ahead you know you want to.