Money Matters: September 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 an update of the previous month’s spending on the second Saturday of each month.

Book Acquisitions – September 2015

Purchased Books – Physical Books
The Harder the Fall by Lauren Barnholdt

(My library had the first book and the third, but the only copy in the entire system of this book, the second in the series, has been lost.)

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 5 credits.

I had $11.04 left on an Audible coupon that expires soon, so I took advantage of a sale they were having and bought two books with it.

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Free Books
I was reorganizing my Amazon wishlist and noticed that a few of the books on it were now free, so I jumped on them.

3:AM Kisses by Addison Moore Winter Kisses by Addison Moore Sugar Kisses by Addison Moore The Summer I Learned to Dive by Shannon McCrimmon Whistlin' Dixie by Maggie Adams Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent by Kristy Tate Blood of Pioneers by Michelle Isenhoff Just Your Average box set by Kristina Springer

ARCs and Finished Copies for Review
I Love Him, I Love Him Not by Ella Martin Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth Up to a Pointe by Jennifer Longo

Borrowed from the Library
Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick School Spirit by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel The Boy Project by Kami Kinard Ghost of a Chance by Lauren Barnholdt The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Spending Totals

Total spent this month: $21.74
Number of books acquired this month: 22
Total spent this year: $230.86 cash + $6.44 gift card
Number of books acquired this year: 154



  1. When I started blogging, I bought every freebie and every 0,99€ book I could lay my hands on. Then, there were series and authors I kept following, so I bought their books full price. Now I have waaaay more books than I can read (enough to read for the 3 next years without buying any new one – as if), and I started restricting myself only a few months ago. Only standalone freebies and series I’m following, or authors I really love. My budget went downhill very fast and now I can read all my new books, lol ! So I understand your concern about the book budget 😉

  2. That’s neat you got some books for free that where already on your wishlist, it’s always ncie to find a book youw ant for a cheap price or free. You’re doing pretty well with your book budget this year, I think it’s fun to see how many other blogger spend on books. I buy very little books anymore as I have to be carefull with my money, but there are some by my favourite authors I always pre-order and sometimes I buy a book when I feel like it, beside that most of my books are for review directly through the author or netgalley. And some freebies as well.
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  3. I wish I could be this organized – I’ve been on a book-buying spree during recent months, and I feel like some budget limitations may be in order. At least I won’t be running out of things to read anytime soon, especially considering the number of freebies I’ve downloaded recently!
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