Balancing the Book Budget July 2015

Posted July 29, 2015 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 5 Comments


Book Budget 2015

Balancing the Book Budget July 2015


  1. I can purchase up to $300 that I got in GC from Christmas/Birthday.
  2. I can use my audible credits
  3. If I buy extra credits or if I use “Add Professional Narration” that comes out of my GC amount
  4. I will track all my monthly reads through this post

Budget started with: $300

I need to explain that while my budget is $300–my goal is to stay under $150 for the year.

Starting Total for June: $221.82 left to spend and 29 Audible Credits

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts:

  1. Aphrodite’s Kiss (Superhero Series Book 1) by Julie Kenner – $0.00
  2. Hollywood on Tap (Sweet Salvation Brewery Book 2) by Avery Flynn –
  3. Accidentally Aphrodite (Accidentally Paranormal Novel Book 10) by Dakota Cassidy
  4. Enemies on Tap  by Avery Flynn – Total for books 2 to 4 = $11.88
  5. Trouble on Tap by Avery Flynn- $1.07
  6. The Hunted: The Complete Series by Amanda Shofner – $4.32
  7. Moonlight on My Mind by Jennifer McQuistion – $.16 (Amazon Credit for the rest)
  8. Summer Is for Lovers by Jennifer McQuistion – $.16 (Amazon Credit for the rest)

Total Purchased (# Added to the TBR):   8 books added to TBR/$18.05 spent

Audiobook Credits used:

  1. Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells – (was a replacement for a cancelled pre-order)

Credits Left (# Added to the TBR):    1 added to TBR/0 credits used

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss): This is just my review books–I will cover my last avon box in another post since most are older or duplicate titles 🙂

  1.  The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries (TANTOR)(LISTENED)
  2. Wolf’s Capture by Eve Langlais (TANTOR)
  3. Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates (TANTOR)
  4. Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas (Muscle Media)(Reading)
  5. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (Avon)(READ)
  6. Heroes Are My Weakness  by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Avon)(Read)
  7. All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue (The Debutante Files, #2) by Sophie Jordan (Avon)(Read)
  8. Ride Steady (Chaos, #3) by Kristen Ashley (Grand Central) (READ)

# of books added to the TBR:     3

Books Won/Gifted: (I won 2 big giveaways this month so this list is huge)

  1.  If the Viscount Falls by Sabrina Jeffries (Audiobook)
  2. How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries (Audiobook)
  3. When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries (Audiobook)
  4. Rules for a Proper Governess by Jennifer Ashley (Audiobook)
  5. Scandal and the Duchess by Jennifer Ashley (Audiobook)
  6. Hungry Like a Wolf by Paige Tyler (Audiobook)
  7. Chance Encounter by Christy Reece (Ebook)
  8. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (Ebook)
  9. Deacon by Kristen Ashley (Ebook)
  10. Knight by Kristen Ashley (Ebook)-READ
  11. Creed by Kristen Ashley (Ebook)
  12. Raid by Kristen Ashley (Ebook)
  13. Fury of the Demon by Diana Rowland (Paperback)
  14. Trailer Park Fae by Lillith Saintcrow (Paperback)
  15. Box Set of UK Hardcover Harry Potter (AMAZING gift from a friend)(READ)
  16. Dragon Blood by Patricia Briggs (Audio)
  17. Dragon Bone by Patricia Briggs (Audio)

# of books added to the TBR:  15

What I shopped off my TBR (Things I owned or had for review before Jan 1 2015):

  1. Savage Pride (Savage Secrets, #12) by Cassie Edwards
  2. A Match Made in Hell (Nicki Styx, #2) by Terri Garey
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by JK Rowling (REREAD)
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by JK Rowling (REREAD)
  5. Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa Ione
  6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by JK Rowling (REREAD)
  7. The Wicked Woods (Monstrous Tales, #1) by Kelly Apple

Total off the TBR: 7

What I borrowed from the library/friend :

  1. Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1) by Christine Lauren (Paperback)-$10.79

Total Amount Saved Shopping at the Library (This Year–price based on version that I borrowed):  $75.80 (Jan) + $42.27 (Feb) + 45.97 (March) + 29.87 (April) + 25.37 (May) + 20.96 (June) +$10.79 (July)= $250.94

Other Books Read this Month:

  1. Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs, #1) by Shana Galen
  2. A Wee Murder in My Shop  by Fran Stewart
  3. Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley
  4. Rock Chick Reckoning (Rock Chick, #6) by Kristen Ashley
  5. A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1) by Pamela Palmer
  6. Rock Chick Renegade (Rock Chick, #4) by Kristen Ashley

Books Purchased by my Mom (we share a Kindle–the only ones on this list are ones I wouldn’t purchase if just me)

  1.  Lay Me Down: Reveler Series 2 by Erin Kellison
  2. Darksider: Reveler Series 3 by Erin Kellison
  3. Night’s Deep Hush: Reveler Series 4 by Erin Kellison
  4. Bring Me A Dream: Reveler Series 5by Erin Kellison
  5. Delirium: Reveler Series 6  by Erin Kellison
  6. The Sandman: Reveler Series 7 by Erin Kellison


Budget left starting next month:

  • Gift Card Balance:   $203.77
  • Audiobook Credits:  29

Number of Books added to my TBR:  20

Total Spent this year: $ 96.23


Challenge Updates: This will be only close because I haven’t reviewed them all yet!

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5 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget July 2015

  1. I really need to get on the audiobook bandwagon. Either from giveaways or requesting from publishers. I adore audiobooks but get most of mine from the library.

  2. This is so amazing that you do this. I try to stay within $50 a month if possible. I get some books at the library, and receive ARC’s, and I use openlibrary as well. But every month there are certain books I will need to buy if I want a chance to read them. So I try to juggle it as much as I can.

    • A lot of it has to do with the Avon boxes (last one was this month) and this month I won 2 big giveaways. I am always surprised by that LOL