Balancing the Book Budget June 2015

Posted June 27, 2015 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 7 Comments


Book Budget 2015

Balancing the Book Budget June 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: $265.59 left to spend and 33 Audible Credits

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts:

  1. Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley – $4.32
  2. Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley- $4.32
  3. Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley- $4.32
  4. Rock Chick Reckoning by Kristen Ashley- $4.32
  5. Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley- $4.32
  6. Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley- $4.32
  7. Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley- $4.32
  8. Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley (READ)- $4.32
  9. Running On Empty: An LCR Elite Novel  by Christy Reece – $1.07
  10. A Success of His Own by Dianne Duvall (Tantor) – $4.99
  11. If You Got It then Haunt It by Rose Pressey (Audible) – $3.15

Total Purchased (# Added to the TBR):   $43.77 /  10 Books added to the TBR

Audiobook Credits used:

  1. Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep (PRE-ORDER)
  2. All the Ways to Ruin A Rogue by Sophie Jordan (PRE-ORDER)
  3. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (PRE-ORDER)
  4. Second Chance Summer: Cedar Ridge, Book 1 by Jill Shalvis (PRE-ORDER)
  5. Contractor: The Contractors, Book 1 by Andrew Ball (PRE-ORDER)

Credits Left (# Added to the TBR):    27 / 5 added to the TBR

Review Books (Physical, Audio, or Edelweiss):

  1. A Blood Seduction Book 1 in the Vamp City series (Tantor)
  2. A Kiss of Blood Book 2 in the Vamp City series (Tantor)
  3. Behind Closed Doors Book 1 in the McClouds & Friends series (Tantor)
  4. Standing In The Shadows Book 2 in the McClouds & Friends series (Tantor)
  5. Out Of Control Book 3 in the McClouds & Friends series (Tantor)
  6. Edge Of Midnight Book 4 in the McClouds & Friends series (Tantor)
  7. Spellcasting in Silk Book 7 in the Witchcraft Mysteries series (Tantor)
  8. Magic and Macaroons Book 5 in the Magical Bakery Mystery series (Tantor)
  9. Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen (Tantor)
  10. Hell or High Water by Julie Anne Walker (Tantor)
  11. The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries (Tantor)
  12. A Wee Murder in My Shop by Fran Stewart (Tantor)
  13. The Eternal World by Christopher Farnsworth (Tantor)
  14. On the Hunt by Various Authors (Tantor)
  15. The Mackenzie Clan Gathering by Jennifer Ashley (Tantor)
  16. Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall (Tantor)
  17. Grizzly Love by Eve Langlais (Tantor)
  18. Murder in the Paperback Parlor by Ellery Adams (Tantor)
  19. Wolf’s Capture by Eve Langlais (Tantor)
  20. Chase the Darkness by JD Tyler (Tantor)
  21.  Earth Bound by Christine Feehan, read by Mike Chamberlain (Penguin) (LISTENED)
  22. Kiss Me by Susan Mallery, Tanya Eby (Brilliance)
  23. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Linda Stephens (Brilliance)
  24. Defy by Sara B. Larson, Rebecca Mozo (Brilliance)
  25. Shiver Trilogy : Shiver, Linger, Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, David LeDoux, Jenna Lamia, Pier.. (Brilliance)
  26. Testing, The by Joelle Charbonneau, Elizabeth Morton (Brilliance)
  27. Finders Keepers by Stephen King (Simon & Schuster)

# of books added to the TBR:   26

Books Won/Gifted:

  1. French Roast by Ava Miles (Audible)- won in contest
  2. Plus 10 books from RAGT I haven’t cataloged yet (read 2)

# of books added to the TBR: 8

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


Total off the TBR: 0

What I borrowed from the library/friend :

  1. Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley
  2. Wild Man (Dream Man, #2) by Kristen Ashley
  3. Motorcycle Man (Dream Man, #4) by Kristen Ashley
  4. Own the Wind (Chaos, #1) by Kristen Ashley
  5. Law Man (Dream Man, #3) by Kristen Ashley

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)= $240.15

Other Books Read this Month:

  1. Crash & Burn  by Lisa Gardner
  2. Earth Bound (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #4) by Christine Feehan.
  3. Easy Target (Elite Ops, #3) by Kay Thomas
  4. Wolf’s Fall (Alpha Pack, #6) by J.D. Tyler
  5. Bunny and the Bear (Furry United Coalition, #1) by Eve Langlais

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. NONE


Budget left starting next month:

  • Gift Card Balance:   $221.82
  • Audiobook Credits:  27

Number of Books added to my TBR:  49 (HUGE PROBLEM)-as of June 27th. I plan on Reading at least 2 of the Rock Chick books between now and the 30th but  STILL!

Total Spent this year: $ 78.18


Challenge Updates: This will be only close because I haven’t reviewed them all yet! (these won’t work until I get the plugin updated to work with UBB 3.0)

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7 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget June 2015

  1. I love these posts – the organized list aspect really appeals to me!
    And I really do not want to think about my ‘added to TBR’ / ‘crossed off TBR’ ratio this year. Book blogging has not turned out to be the great TBR-emptying motivator I had hoped it would be two years ago 😉

  2. I’m not keeping track of my money spent since I’m participating in the #ShelfLove No Book Buying Challenge, but I did get my master TBR list about 99% completed today. I have over 400 books that I’ve never read. I knew I had a lot of physical books, but I had no idea that I had so many ebooks! I can’t wait until I’ve got some more time to make my TBR jars so I can have a constant reminder that I don’t need to buy any books.