Stephanie’s July 2017 Book Report

Posted August 2nd, 2017 by in Book Budget / 2 comments

Beginning Balance July 2017: $64.85 spent

What I Hope to Accomplish

  • Stick to a realistic budget.
  • Use the library more. I’d love to see a number where I save more than I spend.

Books Purchased:

  • Beastly Bones by William Ritter – $1.99
  • The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson – $4.99
  • A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev – $2.99
  • By Your Side by Kasie West – $1.99
  • The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson – $3.99
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid – $1.99
  • An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole $2.99
  • Flunked by Jen Calonita – $1.99
  • Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister – $1.99
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner – $1.99
  • Moonshadow by Thea Harrison – $0.99
  • Murder Games by Howard Roughan and James Patterson – $4.99
  • Never, Never by Brianna Shrum – $1.99
  • Passion Favors the Bold by Theresa Romain – $0.99
  • The Perfect Recipe for Love and Ftiendship by Shirley Jump – $6.99
  • P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – $2.99
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald – $1.99
  • Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle – $0.99
  • The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey – $1.99
  • The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace – $2.99
  • The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes – $2.99
  • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter – $2.99
Total Purchased: $59.78

Free eBooks:

  • The Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte
  • The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

ARCs Received This Month:

  • None! I was a good girl this month! 🙂

Reading Progress

Books Read This Month:

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.

  • None. I didn’t get many opportunities to get to the library this month. 🙁

Books Being Donated this Month: 6

My library is currently not taking donations so these will remain in my donation bag until they open up donations again.

  • Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Keri Maniscalco
  • One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles
  • On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss
  • Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter


Spent This Month: $59.78
Total Spent since 5/1/17: $124.63
Total Saved This Month: $0.00
Total Saved since 5/1/17: $22.22
Books Donated to Library this Month: 6
Books Donated to Library since 5/1/17: 33



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

  1. Lover Of Romance

    I am all about supporting the library as well, but I am so bad about NOT requesting ARC’s. Although I always try to make sure that I only request book I really really want to read, and would buy on my own.

    • Stephanie

      I go through spurts so I request a bunch and take a few months to catch up and then go several months swearing off ARCs and then get caught up in it all over again! Lol. Vicious cycle but I’m hoping through the next round I’ll be stronger.

      I found out that a lot of the ARCs I’ve donated are used as prizes for reading contests the library has through the year and that made me feel so good about donating!

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