Stephanie’s March 2016 Book Budget

Posted April 9th, 2016 by in Book Budget / 0 comments

2016 Book Budget

After the first quarter, I realized that my spending expectations were pretty low. I spent a third of what I had “budgeted” (I use quotes because there was no math involved just a goal with no real idea of how much I actually spend on books) in March alone. Ideally I would like to start reading what I purchase more quickly instead of letting it languish in Mt. TBR. Financially my goals are to really just be more aware of what I’m spending. As this is something that I’m doing for me and sharing this information with you I’m changing up my rules a little bit.

Beginning Balance March 2016: $415.28

My Old Rules:

  1. I can spend $300.00 in new/new to me books for 2016.
  2. I can spend $120.00 in postage for Paperbackswap.
  3. Try to read 3 books from the TBR each month.

My New Rules:

  1. I can spend $500.00 in new to me books and Kindle editions to replace physical copies in 2016.
  2. Try to read 3 books from the TBR each month.

Books Purchased:

  • The Big Kitty by Claire Donnally – $1.99
  • Conversion by Katherine Howe – $9.99 (Replacing physical copy) (READ)
  • The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee – $7.99 (Replacing physical copy)
  • How to Rescue a Rake by Jayne Fresina – $6.15 (Replacing physical copy)
  • Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen – $10.77 (READ)
  • Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein – $2.99 (Replacing physical copy)
  • The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar by Gail Carriger – $0.99
  • Trixter by Alethea Kontis – $0.99
  • Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery – $1.99 (Replacing physical copy)
  • Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery – $1.99 (Replacing physical copy)
  • Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry – $2.99
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson – $1.99
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – $3.49 (Replacing physical copy)
  • Heartless by Gail Carriger – $7.02
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger – $5.15
  • Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger – $5.98
  • Changeless by Gail Carriger – $4.25
Total Purchased: $91.69/9 Books added to the TBR

Free eBooks:

  • Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michaels

Gifts from my #OTSPSecretSister

  • Penmort Castle by Kristen Ashley

Reading Progress

Book Read This Month (TBR Goals: Read 3 each month 1/3 TBR = Before 1/1/16)

  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King TBR
  • Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
  • Once Upon a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller
  • Conversion by Katherine Howe
  • Dead Sexy by Kelly Apple

Borrowed from Library:

I use the current price on Amazon for the format I read to calculate my library savings.

  • None this month!


Spent This Month: $91.69
Total Spent in 2016: $176.41
Total Saved This Month: $0.00
Total Saved in 2016: $23.97
Total Books Read from TBR in 2016: 8
Total Books Purchased in 2016: 37
Total Free Books Added in 2016: 5
Total Added to TBR in 2016: 31



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