Money Matters: October 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 – October 2015

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 4 credits.
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Free Books
The Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross Shadow Grove by Lacey Edward Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher Stranded by Noelle Stevens Zombie Thanksgiving by Rusty Fischer Homecoming by Rusty Fischer

ARCs and Finished Copies for Review
Wicked Restless by Ginger Scott This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

(I got Wicked Restless at the end September but forgot to include it in that month’s Money Matters post.)

Borrowed from the Library
Dumplin by Julie Murphy The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade Turkey Monster Thanksgiving by Anne Warren Smith

Spending Totals

Total spent this month: $14.95
Number of books acquired this month: 12
Total spent this year: $245.81 cash + $6.44 gift card
Number of books acquired this year: 166