Happy 4th of July!!!
We hope you're spending the day with family and friends, celebrating the independence of this great nation. Or, ya know, at least eatin' some BBQ, knockin' a cold one back, and watchin' the kids play in the sprinklers. That's what we'll be doing, after all. :D
Jen: I know me and Katie will be! And we'll also be blowing some stuff up once it gets dark. Thank goodness for living in the country! =) Here's a pic of Katie modeling her new swimsuit and of her showing off the fish she caught in the pond behind our house:
April: We will be heading to my SIL's house for the 4th. She hosts the family get together, because in my community fireworks are forbidden! Seriously, 500 dollar fine if you're caught. I envy Jen's country living. I guess it's for the best since it's so wooded up where I'm at. In the theme of fish... Aubrey went fishing with daddy today and caught her first one. She's way to girly to hold it up like Katie though. lol. This is the closest she would let the fish get to her so I'm told.
Here's Jen's Summer Fun TBR and what she's read so far:
The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han
*Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn - Just started the audio! :D
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
I'm not off to a bad start. Gotta pick up the pace, though, because that first one is actually three books!
And here's April's Summer-y TBR:
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Stray by Elissa Susssman
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - Just started the Audio and it's super cute so far!
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid - This one is coming up soon in my list. Pretty excited.
Not bad I must say! Not sure if I'll get to all of them but I'm going to try! Thank goodness for Audio books, otherwise I'd only have two books scratched off so far.
The following are the books that Jen wanted to read this summer that don't necessarily have a summer-y theme...new releases, review copies, etc.:
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
*Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - Just started this one, had to re-read the previous books first!
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - hasn't released yet, but I did read the chapter sample and it was sooooooo adorable!
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Where the Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton - Uh oh, this releases VERY soon. :(
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
The Jewel by Amy Ewing - buddy reading this one with April later this summer
Okay, so I'm not doing so hot on this list. But I'm working on it. :) It's really hard to prioritize reads because on one hand, I feel the urge to stick to my "schedule" but on the other...I just want to read what I want to read in that moment. *le sigh*
Here are the books April challenged herself to finish reading over the summer:
Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore - starting this one over the weekend.
One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Some Boys by Patty Blount
Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo
How to Fall by Jane Casey
The Jewel by Amy Ewing - I cannot wait to read this with Jen. <3
Like Jen, I'm not doing as hot with this list. But I think that is because all of these are for review, and my other summer picks have just been ones I want to read, so audio has been an option. Not on this list though, it's all galleys. I'm making my way through it though. I think I'll get at least most of them scratched off before the summer ends.
What books are on your Summer TBR pile? Did you challenge yourself to finish any certain books this summer? We'd love to hear how your progress is going!