Stephanie’s August 2017 Book Report

Posted September 2nd, 2017 by in Book Budget / 4 comments

Beginning Balance August 2017: $124.63 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:

  • 16th Seduction by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson – $4.99
  • Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry – $2.99
  • Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna (Bundle Price $2.99; 7 Books)
  • Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines – (Bundle Price $2.99; 4 Books)
  • Deep in the Valley by Robyn Carr – $0.99
  • Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally- $1.99
  • Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken – $0.99
  • Edge of Midnight by Shannon McKenna (Bundle)
  • Ensnared by A.G. Howard – $2.99
  • Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna (Bundle)
  • Fade out Midnight by Shannon McKenna (Bundle)
  • The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery- $1.99
  • The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter – $0.99
  • Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines (Bundle)
  • In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen – $4.99
  • Just Over the Mountain by Robyn Carr – $0.99
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – $3.99
  • Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch – $1.99
  • Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews – $2.99
  • The Medical Examiner by Maxine Paetro and James Patterson – $3.99
  • Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley – $1.99
  • New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan – $0.99
  • The Orchard at the Edge of Town by Shirlee McCoy – $1.99
  • Out of Control by Shannon McKenna (Bundle)
  • Ready Set Rogue by Amanda Collins – $2.99
  • Roseblood by A.G. Howard – $2.99
  • The Runaway Duke by Julie Anne Long – $2.99
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick – $2.99
  • Somebody Like You by Lynnette Austin – $1.99
  • Stalking the Others by Jess Haines (Bundle)
  • Standing in the Shadows by Shannon McKenna (Bundle)
  • Steadfast by Sarina Bowen – $0.99
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fiery by Gabrielle Zevin – $1.99
  • Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten – $1.99
  • Summer on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy – $6.99
  • Taken by the Others by Jess Haines (Bundle)
  • Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes – $6.99
  • Ultimate Weapon by Shannon McKenna (Bundle)
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley – $1.99
Total Purchased: $82.70

Free eBooks:

  • None this month

ARCs Received This Month:

  • None – Holding tight on not requesting/accepting anymore review copies

Reading Progress

Books Read This Month:

  • Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes – *****
  • Wrecked by JB Salsbury – ****
  • In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen – ***
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – ****

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.

  • While I managed a few trips to the library this month I haven’t had a chance to get to my library books yet.

Books Being Donated this Month: 5

  • Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes
  • The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship by Shirley Jump
  • The Witness by Nora Roberts
  • Sylvester by Georgette Heyer
  • Venetia by Georgette Heyer
  • We Were Liars by e. Lockhart
  • The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship by Shirley Jump


Spent This Month: $82.70
Total Spent since 5/1/17: $207.33
Total Saved This Month: $0.00
Total Saved since 5/1/17: $22.22
Books Donated to Library this Month: 5
Books Donated to Library since 5/1/17: 38



4 Responses to “Stephanie’s August 2017 Book Report”

    • Stephanie

      I don’t know that I’m on budget per se but I’m more aware of what I’m spending. I’m hoping for a much smaller amount spent in September.

    • Stephanie

      It has been an eye opener. I didn’t think this month I had spent much on books but those deals really add up! I have a plan for Septmber!

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