Balancing the Book Budget 2015: Came in under Budget!

Posted December 26, 2015 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 10 Comments


Book Budget 2015

Monthly Balancing the Book Budget Check-In!


  • I can purchase up to $300 that I got in GC from Christmas/Birthday.
  • I can use my audible credits — I have 27 credits (I had 15 and got 12 for Christmas)
  • If I buy extra credits or if I use “Add Professional Narration” that comes out of my GC amount
  • I will track all my monthly reads through this post

Budget Left after last check-in (because I took off October this is Sept total)

  • Gift Card Balance:   $76.52
  • Audiobook Credits:  5
  • Total Spent this year: $223.48

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts:  $23.14

Total Spent: $20.20

Audiobook Credits used:  6 credits/ $25.95 (used one of my birthday renewal credits)

  • The Wedding Pearls by Carolyn Brown: $5.24
  • Fangs for the Memories, How To Run with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf: $18.33
  • Hero by Aletha Kontis: 1 credit
  • Lairds Complete Surrender: 1 credit
  • Southern Spirits: 1 credit
  • The Knave of Hearts: 1 credit
  • Hard Ever After: 1 credit
  • A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox: $2.38
  • Lady Sarah’s Sinful Desires: 1 credit

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss):0

  • None

Books Won/Gifted: Birthday Gifts Runneth OVER: 29

What I shopped off my TBR aka Read (Out of my Jar): 0

What I borrowed from the library/friend: 0

Read since last check-in: 1



Total Spent this year: 272.57 (came in under $300 budget)


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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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10 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget 2015: Came in under Budget!

  1. Congratulations for staying under your budget! Really amazing job. But only 1 book read, that is not good, you are not having a burnout do you? Here is to many more great books in 2016!

  2. Congrats on staying under budget. Looks like you did a good job with your challenges.
    This is a good idea! I don’t buy to many books during the year as I have so many but I like the idea of tracking the amount.
    Happy New Year and Happy reading in 2016!