Balancing the Book Budget September 2014

Posted October 1, 2014 by Felicia S in Book Budget / 3 Comments


Balancing the Book Budget 2014

Balancing the Book Budget September 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 left after left month: $15.87

Books Purchased/Dollar Amounts: 

Total Spent: $3.24

Audiobook Credits used: I have 33 credits to use

  1. Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy, Book 1 by Ilona Andrews (PreOrder) (1 credit)
  2. Free: The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories by R.A. Salvatore (free)
  3. Free: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (free)
  4. The Heiress Effect: Brothers Sinister, Book 2 by Courtney Milan ($2.15)
  5. Fall of Night: Dead of Night, Book 2 by Jonathan Maberry (1 credit)
  6. Son of No One: Dark-Hunter, Book 23 by Sherrilyn Kenyon (1 credit)

Total Credits Left: 29
Total Spent: $2.15

Paperback/EBooks for Review:

  • The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
  • Desert God by Wilbur Smith
  • You by Caroline Kepnes (DNF)
  • Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Reading)

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

Audiobooks for Review (13): Listened: 7, To Listen: 4, DNF: 3

  1. Tantor: Night’s Honor by Thea Harrison
  2. Tantor: Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall (Currently Listening)
  3. Tantor: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione (Listened)
  4. Tantor: Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy (Listened)
  5. Tantor: Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon
  6. Random House/Penguin: Her Last Whisper by Karen Robards, read by Ann Marie Lee (Listened)
  7. Random House/Penguin: Dark Blood by Christine Feehan, read by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross
  8. Random House/Penguin: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, read by Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette (Penguin Audio) (Shelved-Story wasn’t working for me)
  9. Random House/Penguin: Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs, read by Katherine Borowitz (Listened)
  10. Random House/Penguin: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (DNF)
  11. Brilliance: Scorched by Mari Mancusi (Listened)
  12. Brilliance: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (DNF)
  13. Brilliance: Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (Listened)
  14. Brilliance: Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown (Listened)

Books Won/Gifted  that I have received (1):

  • Gift (Thanks Book Nympho): Firelight by Kristen Callihan

What I shopped off my TBR (3):

What I borrowed from the library/friend (7):

Budget left starting next month: $10.48

Total Spent this month: $5.39

Total Spent this year: $342.45



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3 responses to “Balancing the Book Budget September 2014

  1. You are amazing 🙂 I bought a lot of books yesterday after a few weeks of buying nothing new. I was missing out on pre-order discounts too much so I will just have to keep up with pre-ordering now.