How Much Do I Spend on Books? June 2016

Posted July 15, 2016 by smutmatters in Reviews / 0 Comments

June Budget

This is a monthly feature for me to track my book spending. I don’t want to call this a budget, because I’m not really limiting the spending. Right now I’m more interested in just tracking how much I’m spending, not so much setting a certain amount to spend. So.. Here’s how I’m going to track it.

Tracking Rules

  • Tracking will be done a monthly basis.
  • Pre-orders will be tracked when the money is taken out of the account. Amazon pre-orders, for example, aren’t actually charged until they’re delivered, so a June release I pre-order in February will count for June, since that’s when Amazon will take the money.
  • I currently have $30.80 in Amazon gift cards and $15.00 in Barnes and Noble gift cards. They’ll count toward the spending, but follow the same rules as above.
  • I only have 2 Audible credits right now, but audiobooks will follow the same rules. The credits will be charged and count monthly, and any additional money I spend on Audible will count. But I won’t count credits used on books since the credits are counted when they hit my account.

So with no further ado, here’s my book tracking for June:


Somehow it’s halfway through July already, and I didn’t post my June budget. Whoops. So here we go. I think I did ok this month.

Audiobook Money Spent

None. I got several audio books from the library, but I didn’t actually buy any this month.


Physical Books Money Spent

End of Watch by Stephen King    $23.10     Amazon Link iBooks Link

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris $14.28  Amazon Link iBooks Link

Getting Things Done by David Allen  $10.11 Amazon Link iBooks Link

Ebooks Money Spent

Risking it All by Tessa Bailey   $1.06   Amazon Link iBooks Link

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen  $4.21  Amazon Link iBooks Link

Idol by Kristen Callihan $5.34  Amazon Link  iBooks Link

Mr. and Mr. Smith by HelenKay Dimon $3.20 (Amazon credit) Amazon Link iBooks Link

Ask Me Nicely by Amy Andrews $1.06 (Amazon credit) Amazon Link iBooks Link

Daring Ink by Avery Flynn $2.13 (Amazon credit) Amazon Link

Other Money Spent

  • Audible Membership: $22.95

Running Total

  • Audiobooks – $0
  • Physical Books – $47.49
  • Ebooks – $12.74
  • Other – $22.95
  • June Total: $83.13
  • YTD: $558.47