Balancing the Book Budget 2016: March, April, May

Posted May 31, 2016 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 5 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


Budget left after last month: $198.29 / 14 Credits

Breakdown Money Spent

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: $122.95

  1. Bloodrunner Dragon (Harper’s Mountains Book 1) by T.S. Joyce $1.07
  2. Bounty (Colorado Mountain Series Book 7) by Kristen Ashley $4.32
  3. Allied in Flight (Through the Veil Book 2)  by Christi Snow $4.32
  4. Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman Book 1)  by Martha Clark (Free)
  5. Panther’s Claim (Bitten Point Book 2) by Eve Langlais $3.24 (READ)
  6. Bound and Tamed (Bayou Bound Book 4) by Sidney Bristol (Free)
  7. First Edition/First Print Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated $110.00 (SPECIAL PURCHASE)

Audiobook Credits used: 4 credits, 3 freebies, 1 Pre-Order from previous budget post,  $8.59

  1. The Fireman by Joe Hill (free credit)
  2. Nightshift by Charlaine Harris (Pre-Order/Processed 1 credit)
  3. Kill Switch by Jonathan Maberry (1 credit)
  4. Bounty by Kristen Ashley ($2.15)
  5. Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Pre-Order) (LISTENED)
  6. Jane Austin stories (1 credit) (LISTENED)
  7. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (1 credit) (LISTENED)
  8. Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight ($6.44)
  9. Last Words by Michael Koryta (free downpour download)
  10. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (free downpour download)

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss AND BEA): 86

  1. Netgalley: A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen
  2. Netgalley: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep
  3. Netgalley: Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (READ)
  4. Edelweiss: Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan
  5. Tantor: Bearly Accidental by Dakota Cassidy
  6. Tantor: Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams
  7. Brilliance: The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken
  8. Brilliance: Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup
  9. Brilliance: The Joy of Less
  10. Tantor: Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
  11. Tantor: The Undoing by Shelley Laurensten (LISTENED)
  12. Tantor: Reading up a Storm by Eva Gates
  13. Tantor: I kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen
  14. Tantor: Pecans and Homicides by Ellery Adams (LISTENED)
  15. Tantor: Panther’s Claim by Eve Langlais (LISTENED)
  16. Brilliance: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (LISTENED)
  17. BEA: 70 Books that are listed here

Books Won/Gifted

  1. None

What I read this month: 17

  1. A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy  by Sue Klebold (Library)
  2. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead (REREAD)
  3. Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade, #3) by Jennifer Estep (Review Book)
  4. The Fireman by Joe Hill (Review Book/Audible Purchase)
  5. The Eternal World: A Novel by Christopher Farnsworth (Review Book)
  6. The Harvesting (The Harvesting, #1) by Melanie Karsak (Audible Purchase)
  7. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person  by Shonda Rhimes (Library)
  8. The Undoing (Call of Crows, #2) by Shelley Laurenston (Review Book)
  9. Orphan X (Evan Smoak, #1) by Gregg Hurwitz (Review Book)
  10. Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn (Audible Purchase)
  11. Ghost in the Wind (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #7) by E.J. Copperman (Audible Purchase)
  12. Panther’s Claim (Bitten Point # 2) by Eve Langlais (Review Book)
  13. Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22) by Janet Evanovich (Review Book)
  14. Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs (Review Book)
  15. Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop (Audible Purchase)
  16. The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls, #1) by Kristen Painter (Audible Purchase)
  17. All Chained Up (Devil’s Rock #1) by Sophie Jordan (Review Book)



Budget left starting next month:  $66.75 + 10 Credits

Total Spent this year: $32.88 (Jan) + $18.83 (Feb) + $131.54 (March, April, May) = 183.25


Challenge Updates:

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Felicia S
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5 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget 2016: March, April, May

  1. Nikki H

    That’s quite a list you posted. I’m checking out some of your “read” books. And just to be honest, I don’t really want to know how much I spent on books. I might feel guilty. Or I might not.

  2. That’s why I will be forever grateful for NG, EW, & our library. With the amount of books I read in a month, I would’ve been broke by now if not for these sources.