Stephanie’s July 2015 Budget

Posted July 31st, 2015 by in *Feature/Meme / 5 comments

buget for 2015

At the beginning of July I decided to start a book budget. There is no shame in reasonable spending and I really need to develop this habit. In order to help keep myself in check, I’ll be doing monthly check ins.

My Rules:
  1. $25.00 in new books per month.
  2. Roll over any unspent money to the next month.
  3. Read what I want.
  4. Don’t buy it just because it’s on sale!
  5. Try to read 3 books from the TBR each month.
Savings Calculations:

I am an ereader with a big physical library. 90% of the time I will buy the ebook even if I’ve started the book in physical form. It’s far more convenient for me and I read faster. If I borrow an ebook from the library that I have a physical copy of at home, I’m still counting it towards my savings. It means that I didn’t spend the money on an ebook version and I knocked a book off my TBR!

Obviously any unowned borrowed books are going to be counted into my savings as well.

Books Purchased:
  • The Other Duke by Jess Michaels – $0.99
  • Fix You by Mari Carr – $0.99
  • Season for Scandal by Theresa Romain – $1.99
  • The Trouble with Being a Duke by Sophie Barnes – $2.99
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab – $2.99
  • Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb – $3.99
  • It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long – $1.99
  • Steal the Light by Lexi Blake – $3.98
  • Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid – $4.99 (Read)
  • Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts – $1.99
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – $2.99
  • Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman – $3.99
  • New Orleans Requiem by D. J. Donaldson – $4.74
Total Purchased: $38.61 / 10 Books added to the TBR
Free eBooks:
  • The Dom Who Loved Me by Lexi Blake (Amazon shipping promo)
  • Gabriel by Grace Burrowes
  • A Lime to Kill by Summer Prescott
TBR Reads (TBR = Before 7/1/15): 4/3
  • if you only knew by Kristan Higgins
  • The List by Siobhan Vivian (7.59 borrowed ebook from library)
  • Heart of Evil by Heather Graham
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Borrowed from Library:
  • Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham (7.99)


Budget Rolling into Next Month: $0.00
Total Spent to Date: $3.861
Total Saved to Date: $16.58
Total Books Read from TBR to Date: 4
Total Books Purchased to Date: 13
Total Free Books to Date: 3
Total Added to TBR to Date: 11 (3 Freebies + 13 purchases – 5 Read)



5 Responses to “Stephanie’s July 2015 Budget”

    • Stephanie

      I love checking out other people’s posts so I thought why not? 🙂 Plus it might get me reading some of my own books. Lol

    • Stephanie

      Thanks! I am an Amazon ninja. 😉 I keep wish lists for Kindle books and check them often enough to score some great reads. Since starting the budget, I’ve had to force myself to stop checking daily. Lol

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