How Much Do I Spend on Books? July 2016

Posted August 9, 2016 by smutmatters in Reviews / 0 Comments

July 2016 Budget Graphic - hand holding money purse

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.

As you can see from my physical books list, we have a trip coming up in a few months, so I spent a little more than I would have. But overall, I don’t think I did too badly. So with no further ado, here’s my book tracking for July:

Audiobook Money Spent

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood Amazon Link  iTunes Link   $2.09

The Girls by Emma Cline Amazon Link iTunes Link  1 credit

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Riesz  Amazon Link  iTunes Link  1 credit

Beside Myself by Ann Morgan  Amazon Link  iTunes Link $4.23

Physical Books Money Spent

Rick Steve’s Pocket London by Rick Steves Amazon Link iTunes Link$9.33

Rick Steve’s Italian Phrase Book Amazon Link  $9.33

Rick Steve’s Pocket Rome Amazon Link  iTunes Link  $9.33

Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton Amazon Link iTunes Link  $6.79

Ebooks Money Spent

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra  Amazon Link  iTunes Link  $1.99 (Amazon credit)

Steadfast by Sarina Bowen Amazon Link  iTunes Link  $4.27 (Amazon credit)

Ruined by Shiloh Walker Amazon Link  iTunes Link  $3.20 (Amazon credit)

The Ex by Alafair Burke Amazon Link  iTunes Link  $2.13 (Amazon credit)

To Have and to Hold by Lauren Layne  Amazon Link  iTunes Link  $3.20 (Amazon credit)

Other Money Spent

  • Audible Membership: $22.95

Running Total

  • Audiobooks – $6.32
  • Physical Books – $34.78
  • Ebooks – $0
  • Other – $22.95
  • March Total: $64.05
  • YTD: $539.34