Money Matters: January 2015


I’ve seen other bloggers, like Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, with book budget posts. It made me curious how much I’m spending on books each year. I have a rough idea, because I have an entertainment budget, but I’d like to get more detailed. I’m not going to try to stick to a set goal the way Berls and Felicia do, but it might end up making me think twice about buying a book if I know I have to be accountable for it here. Or maybe not!

I’ll be posting the previous month’s spending totals on the second Saturday of each month.

January 2015

Purchased Books – Ebooks
Total spent: $12.10

Troubled Waters by AnnaLisa Grant The Haunting Season by Michelle Muto The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark

Purchased Books – Physical Books

Purchased Audiobooks
Audible costs me $14.95 for 1 credit per month. I can roll over up to 6 credits, so I might not always use my credit each month. I currently have 2 credits and a $25 coupon.
Total spent: $14.95

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Free Books

The Island by Jen Minkman Comes the Night by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty The Snow and the Darkness by Matthew Warren Wilson

ARCs and Finished Copies for Review – All Formats

Narvla's Celtic New Year by Therese Gilardi Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen How (Not) to Fall by Lisa Brown Roberts After Hours by Claire Kennedy The Truth about Twinkie Pie She Dreamed of Dragons by Elizabeth J.M. Walker Sweet by Emmy Laybourne Rules for Riders by Natalie Scott

Borrowed from the Library
My library card cost $63 for a year, which I paid on January 22.

Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far) by Ann M Martin Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell


I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell Watched by Cindy M. Hogan Protected by Cindy M. Hogan
Spending Totals

Total spent this month: $90.05 (includes library card)
Number of books acquired this month: 20
Total spent this year: $90.05
Number of books acquired this year: 20



  1. Oh this is a good idea 🙂 I dread the thought of what I spend on books over a year, but I might track it once my book buying ban is over (and then be horrified by the result, no doubt lol).
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