Balancing the Book Budget May 2014

Posted May 30, 2014 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 8 Comments


Balancing the Book Budget 2014

Balancing the Book Budget May 2014


  • I can purchase up to $450 that I got in GC from Christmas/Birthday. and $150 actual Book Budget I have decided that I will spend zero dollars of my own money this year.
  • I can purchase up to $102.95 in books from Amazon w/the Publisher Settlement
  • I can use my audible credits (2 a month).  If I buy extra credits or if I use “Add Professional Narration” that comes out of my budget
  • I will track my review requests this year too

Budget starting May 1, 2014: 378.33

Total Spent this year: $174.62

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: Links to Amazon (I have read 1 of 12)

  1. This Year’s Black: A Killer Style novel (Entangled Ignite) by Avery Flynn $1.07
  2. Air Bound (A Sea Haven Novel) by Christine Feehan (FINISHED) and
  3. Something to Talk About (Plum Orchard) by Dakota Cassidy $11.64
  4. Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies by Avery Flynn $1.07
  5. Elusive Memories (The Hunted) by Amanda Shofner $3.24
  6. Once Upon a Winter’s Eve (Spindle Cove) by Tessa Dare and
  7. Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare $7.55
  8. Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare and
  9. One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare $14.78
  10. Say Yes to the Marquess: Castles Ever After by Tessa Dare $5.40
  11. Romancing the Duke: Castles Ever After by Tessa Dare and
  12. Beauty and the Blacksmith: A Spindle Cove Novella by Tessa Dare $9.54

Total Spent: $54.29

Audiobook Credits used:  Links to audible (I have listened to 5 of 13)

Total Spent: 5 credits (I have 4 left on my account), $21.20 on books,  $68.82 on credits

Review Books Requested:  I canceled my NetGalley account (5 years but it was making book blogging a job) and kept my Edelweiss only to submit review to publishers (since you can do that for books you don’t get for review there)

Discover a New Love Credits (6): Can use until they are gone

Audiobooks for Review (8): Listened to 7 of 8

  • When We Met by Susan Mallery (Brilliance) (LISTENED)
  • Live to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen (Brilliance)
  • Xom-B by Jeremy Robinson (Brilliance) (LISTENED)
  • Hangman by Stephan Talty (Random House) (LISTENED)
  • Accidentally Dead: Book 2 in the Accidentally Friends series | By Dakota Cassidy | Read by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor) (LISTENED)
  • The Accidental Human: Book 3 in the Accidentally Friends series | By Dakota Cassidy | Read by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor) (LISTENED)
  • Accidentally Demonic: Book 4 in the Accidentally Friends series | By Dakota Cassidy | Read by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor) (LISTENED)
  • The Skin Collector by Jeffrey Deaver (Hachette Audio) (LISTENED)

Books Won/Gifted (1):

  • I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes  (Klout)

What I shopped off my TBR (anything bought before May 1): links to goodreads

  1. An Uninvited Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #2) by E.J. Copperman
  2. A Lady by Midnight (Spindle Cove, #3) by Tessa Dare
  3. Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, #4) by Faith Hunter

What I borrowed from the library/friend (anything read during May): links to goodreads

  1. This Year You Write Your Novel  by Walter Mosley

Budget left starting June 1: $234.02

Total Spent this year(2014): $318.93

I was SO Bad this month! I am going to try and not purchase anything in June (use my audible credits only). Since I have spent over half of my book budget for the year, I will need to take off buying June and maybe July 🙂

Felicia S
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8 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget May 2014

  1. finley jayne

    I love how you’re keeping track of everything-very smart! I have a $20 annual book budget, which I use to buy a few books that my library doesn’t carry. So far I’ve spent $11 of it, lol 🙂

  2. Good luck with not buying anything..I don’t have a budget unless you count no money as a budget and I still find it hard not to buy 🙂

  3. You did have quite the month! But you got some really great sounding books, so (hopefully) it was worth it to have to be a little bit tighter the next couple of months 🙂 I think I was good this month, but I won’t know for sure until I do my post on Sunday…