Balancing the Book Budget 2016: August

Posted August 31, 2016 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 6 Comments



Book Budget 2016

Monthly Balancing the Book Budget Check-In!


  • I can purchase up to $250 that I got in GC from Christmas/Birthday.
  • I can use my audible credits — I have 24 Credits
  • 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
  • JUNE: I got $232 in the Apple Settlement so I will have a section that will be dedicated to that alone  Decided to use my settlement on non-bookish things so took out that section.

Budget left after last month: $57.16 + 7 Credits

Breakdown Money Spent

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: $0

  1. None

Audiobook Credits used: 3 Credits

  1. The Operator: The Peri Reed Chronicles, Book 2 Written by: Kim Harrison (Pre-Order)
  2. Heartless Written by: Marissa Meyer (Pre-Order)
  3. Unraveled Written by: Jennifer Estep (Pre-Order but delivered)
  4. A Scot in the Dark: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book II Written by: Sarah MacLean(Pre-Order but delivered)
  5. Blood of the Earth: Soulwood, Book 1 Written by: Faith Hunter

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss): 7 books

Books Won/Gifted: 1

  1. Moral Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 2) by Marcia Clark – $3.99 (Gift from KC)

What I read this month: 5 books = 4404 pages/129 hours

  1. The Stand by Stephen King – 1320 pages/ 42 hours
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by JK Rowling – 784 pages/ 21 hours
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by JK Rowling – 652 pages / 18 hours
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by JK Rowling – 896 pages / 27 hours
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by JK Rowling – 752 pages/ 21 hours


Budget left starting next month: $57.16 + 4 Credits

Total Spent this year: $32.88 (Jan) + $18.83 (Feb) + $131.54 (March, April, May) + $9.59 (June) + $0 (July) + $0 (Aug)= 192.84

Thoughts about August: I only read my books (yeah me) and even though I am in a slump I got a LOT read. Granted they were all rereads but I think they busted my reading slump.


Challenge Updates:

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6 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget 2016: August

  1. Sometimes you have to read rereads to get out of a slump. And Harry Potter is a great way to do that! You’re doing really well in your budget. I stopped keeping mine this year mainly because it’s a lot of work, so hats off to you. I’m also just not spending much money on books there days. I have so many, I don’t need to buy more!

  2. Love reading this kind of blog. It blows my mind the cleverness with which you young people “keep track” of what you have spent on books and other things, of what you have read and how much you have to read, and of life in general. I am a To Do list maker myself, but WOW! this blog blew my head off.

  3. I should really do this because I sometimes get really reckless in my book spending. I just blew through a lot of credits on Audible from their 2 for 1 sale and now I’m sitting there with 5 credits.

  4. Oh Mars One. I’m curious about that. I need to catch up on his books.

    You did great! Love the settlement amt. Helps, doesn’t it? 🙂 I won an audio this week so I’m happy I don’t have to bug the library to get it in! LOL

  5. You read some GIANT books! I’ve got some big ones coming up, not rereads, but I’m going to have to buckle down. It’s going to be hard with this new foster. She’s even more scared than the previous one so she’ll need a lot of time. Great job on the budget! That’s a couple of months with $0 spending!