Stephanie’s May 2017 Book Report

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

Beginning Balance May 2017: $0.00 spent

What I Hope to Accomplish

  • Pretty simple: Be mindful of what I’m spending my money on. I buy SO many books and then don’t ever read them. I’ve budgeted a certain amount of money per month for fun things. This however includes my stitching and knitting hobbies. It will also include anything extra that isn’t in my budget. Starting in June I want to be more mindful of where my money goes. For June I’ll probably have a set amount to stick to.
  • Use the library more. I’d love to see a number where I save more than I spend.

Books Purchased:

  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy – $1.99
  • Size Matters by Alison Bliss – $3.99
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – $8.57
  • Gone by Elisabeth Naughton – $1.99
  • Berlin Calling by Kelly Durham – $1.99
  • Ripper by Patricia Cornwell – $2.49
  • Private by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson – $2.99
  • Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery – $2.99
  • A Whole New World by Liz Braswell – $1.99
  • Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet – $0.99
  • Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan – $2.99
  • The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates – $2.99
  • In the Blood by Steve Robinson – $2.00
  • A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – $1.99
  • Almost a Bride by Jo Watson – $1.99
  • The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh – $2.99
  • The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe – $0.99
  • The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon – $1.99
  • Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz – $0.99
Total Purchased: $48.90

Free eBooks:

  • 72 Hours by Shannon Stacey

ARCs Received This Month:

  • None this month!


  • None this month.

Reading Progress

Books Read This Month (TBR Goals: Read 3 each month 2/3 TBR = Before 5/1/17)

  • Voyage by Diana Gabaldon ***** (TBR)
  • Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger *** (TBR)

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.

  • 16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler ***** – $7.23

Books Being Donated this Month:

My library must have had a ton of donations to work through with the last sale in April. They aren’t accepting books for donation until almost the end of June. I’ll have a nice number by then!


Spent This Month: $48.90
Total Spent since 5/1/17: $48.90
Total Saved This Month: $7.23
Total Saved since 5/1/17: $7.23
Books Donated to Library this Month: 0
Books Donated to Library since 5/1/17: 0



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

    • Stephanie

      That’s what I do too. I just put it on my GoodReads wish list so I’m not tempted to buy it from an Amazon wish list. I have WAY too many books to read. Good for you! $4 in one month is something I’m aspiring to! Gives me goals. 🙂

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