Stephanie’s June 2017 Book Report

Posted July 1st, 2017 by in Book Budget / 2 comments

Beginning Balance June 1, 2017: $48.90 spent

What I Hope to Accomplish

  • Stick to a realistic budget. I stuck to my budget of $40.00 (way under budget really!) So for July I am going to see how $30.00 works.
  • Use the library more. I’d love to see a number where I save more than I spend.

Books Purchased: 5

  • Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey – $1.99
  • Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews – $2.99
  • X by Sue Grafton – $1.99
  • On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss – $5.99
  • The Hard Way by Lee Child – $2.99
Total Purchased: $15.95

Free eBooks: 10

  • Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy
  • Chills by Heather Boyd
  • The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank
  • The Start of Us by Lauren Blakely
  • One Perfect Night by Bella Andre
  • Taken by Love by Melissa Foster
  • Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G.
  • Betrayal by Aleatha Romig
  • A Demon’s Promise by Kristie Cook
  • Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend

ARCs Received This Month: 12

I went a wee bit nuts this month. I’ve learned my lesson and I am definitely backing off my requests.

  • Club Deception by Sarah Skilton
  • The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship by Shirley Jump
  • Summer on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy
  • Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes
  • Can’t Stop Lovin You by Lynnette Austin
  • The Summer That Made Us by Robyn Carr
  • Wrecked by JB Salisbury
  • Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow
  • Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne
  • Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne
  • The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock

ALA 2017 Books: 47

  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
  • A Casualty of War by Charles Todd
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  • The Devils You Know by M. C. Atwood
  • The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero
  • The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
  • Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill
  • Everything, Everything by Niola Yoon
  • Expelled by Emily Raymond and James Patterson
  • Four Weddings and a Sixpence Anthology
  • Genuine Fraud by e. Lockhart
  • The Girl with the Make Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
  • The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  • The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
  • Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
  • Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather
  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  • Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
  • Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah
  • The Knowing by Sharon Cameron
  • The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kremmerer
  • The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad
  • Odd and True by Cat Winters
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  • One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn
  • The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett
  • The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin
  • Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
  • There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
  • The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Reading Progress

Books Read This Month (TBR Goals: Read 3 each month 0/3 TBR = Before 5/1/17)

  • One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles (ARC)
  • Maybe This Summer by Jennifer Snow (eARC)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (ARC)

Borrowed from Library:

I use the current price on Amazon for the Kindle format of that book to calculate my library savings. I’m a major Kindle user and that would have been my choice of format so that’s the price I’ll use to calculate my savings.

  • The Black Book by David Ellis and James Patterson ***** – $14.99

Books Being Donated this Month: 27

  • I was in such a hurry that I forgot to snap pictures of what was donated this month. I’d guess in total there were around 25. I know for sure I donated 5 ARCs.
  • One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Totals:

    Spent This Month: $15.95
    Total Spent since 5/1/17: $64.85
    Total Saved This Month: $14.99
    Total Saved since 5/1/17: $22.22
    Books Donated to Library this Month: 27
    Books Donated to Library since 5/1/17: 27

    Stephanie

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2 Responses to “Stephanie’s June 2017 Book Report”

    • Stephanie

      I’m hoping to keep reducing what I spend each month. Considering how many unread books I own it is almost embarrassing that I keep buying more. One step at a time right? 🙂

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