Balancing the Book Budget 2015 Kicking it Off!

Posted January 2nd, 2015 by in Book Budget / 15 comments


Book Budget 2015

Balancing the Book Budget 2015 Kicking it Off! This worked so well for me last year that I am doing it again!


  • 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

How I will be Tracking:

Budget left after left month: $350 is my starting amount

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts:ย 

Total Spent:

Audiobook Credits used:

Total Spent:

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss):

Total Requested:

Discover a New Love Books (5 Credits left)

Total Credits Used:

Books Won/Gifted:


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

Total knocked off my list:

What I borrowed from the library/friend ():

Total # Borrowed:


Budget left starting next month:

Total Spent this year:


Challenge Updates:

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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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15 Responses to “Balancing the Book Budget 2015 Kicking it Off!”

  1. Berls

    Good luck with your budget – I didn’t get quite as much in gift cards, so I’m starting off with a lower starting balance, by basically our budgets are very similar. Trying to focus in books I already have kr can get from the library this year. (or borrow from the Felicia library lol)
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  2. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    I had a difficult time as it was sticking to my book buying ban in December, that a year-long budget is just so beyond the realm of possibility for me. Plus, even though I finally got a library membership my suspicions were confirmed, their selection SUCKS! I live in a French province, and they hate all things English so I’m kinda up shit creek there. Good luck with your goals!
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  3. Lupdilup

    Again, I won’t make a budget, I don’t know how to stick to them ๐Ÿ™ Now I do have to evaluate my use for Kindle unlimited, unless they add a lot more audios I will get rid of it.
    Good luck with all your challenges, I only signed up for, but I’m thinking about joining a few a of them, if they allow audios.
    Happy New Year Felicia! I can’t wait to meet you at RT ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lupdilup recently posted…Best Audiobooks of 2014 (Melanie’s Picks)

    • Felicia S

      I only made one because I need it! I am beyond overspending in every aspect of my life so I have to hold myself accountable LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

      I can’t wait to meet you at RT!

    • Felicia S

      I am really hoping to spend less than $50 on books this year. I am also backing away from review requests. I am so hopelessly behind. I have decided that I will only request books in series that I have already started. Anything else then I will get from the library or use an audible credit.

    • Felicia S

      I am actually hoping to spend less than $50 but that is my birthday/christmas gc amount ๐Ÿ™‚ So it gives me some wiggle room LOL

  4. Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons)

    I’m planning on budgeting better this year. I might even put my audible account on hold for a while. I have a ton of credits and a ton of books that I haven’t listened to. That doesn’t even count review copies. So much so, that I’m thinking I need to make a list of all the books I need to listen to so I can keep track. I’m also doing the library challenge. Hoping to keep my spending low.
    Melanie Simmons ( recently posted…Best Audiobooks of 2014 (Melanie’s Picks)

    • Felicia S

      I am really hoping to spend less than $50, only request books from series I have already started, and stick to using my audible credits for ones I can’t get from the library. I have more wiggle room because my family listened to me and got me gift cards. I would rather use them on home improvement things.

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