Balancing the Book Budget 2016: July

Posted August 1, 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 + 10 Credits

Breakdown Money Spent

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: $0

  1. None this month though I did get my Cursed Child Pre-Order!

Audiobook Credits used: 3 Credits used/7 left

  1. Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper-1 credit (LISTENED)
  2. Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry -1 credit (LISTENED awhile ago but didn’t realize I borrowed the audiobook–now own a copy)
  3. Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett – 1 credit (GIFT)

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss):

  • Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budwitz – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)
  • Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budwitz – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)
  • Quit Your Witchin by Dakota Cassidy – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)
  • Witch Slapped by Dakota Cassidy – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)
  • If You Only Knew by M. William Phelps – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)
  • The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone – Simon and Schuster (LISTENED)
  • Devil and The Deep by Julie Ann Walker – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)
  • A Toxic Trousseau by Juliet Blackwell – Tantor (need to put on drive to move to device)

Books Won/Gifted:

  1. My mom brought me a bag full of books including the first 3 Gunslinger, several Stephen King, Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, and the first 4 Harry Potter books to replace my well-read copies.
  2. The Winemaker by Jan Moran – from Judy

What I read this month:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) by JK Rowling
  2. Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow, #5) by Molly Harper
  3. Ride Hard (Raven Riders, #1) by Laura Kaye
  4. Wildest Dreams (Fantasyland #1) by Kristen Ashley


Budget left starting next month:  $$57.16 + 7 Credits

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


Challenge Updates:

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6 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget 2016: July

  1. July wasn’t a great reading month for me but I got a few Amazon gift cards so I may have been one clicking a lot lol

  2. Am ready to start (late bloomer) book six of THE DARK TOWER. Will have to skim WOLVES OF CALLA, book five because it’s been months since I finished it, but that will be a delight.So, your Mom’s gift was a good one. Maybe when I finish reading the books in my book closet TBR, I’ll quit buying books. I will not live to read them all, but think of the fun someone will have with my “book inheritance” someone will receive by attending my estate sale. Ha ha. I’d like to be a fly on the wall to see their “takes” on my eclectic reading tastes! Someone will find and treasure and enjoy a book I never “got around to.” Enjoyed (if that’s the right word) your struggles to balance the book budget.

  3. You did awesome for July! I would have hit it at $0 if a virtual signing hadn’t come up. My budget will be up Wednesday. I’m so OCD about only one post a day! LOL I was worried about using my settlement on something not book related. I think that is why I am looking at a big purchase like a kindle so I get it, Not some new supplement my husband wants to try! 😉

    • I did my life budget around that time so I ended up using it on Dog Food and some household stuff. Since I am partially in this place because of my pre-budget days LOL