2015 Book Purchases: August

September 11, 2015 2015 Purchase Challenge, 2015 Purchases, Purchases 0

2015 Book Purchases: August
2015 is a new year and new opportunity to challenge myself! This is a continuation of the purchase challenge I did in 2014 (evaluation coming). The biggest goal of this Purchase Challenge is to control my book spending: no more than $20 per month.

I always start the draft for these monthly book purchase updates at the beginning of the month. It gives me a chance to look back over the previous month and encourage myself to do better throughout the coming month.

28-Jul-2015: I DO have a special purchase for August: The new Kate Daniels release by Ilona Andrews !!!!!!!!! (Sqeeeeeeee!)

03-Aug-2015: I decided to start reading audio books. My husband has an Audible account (a gift from me) and I decided to use some of his credits. I’m not going to count this towards my monthly budget as I’ve paid for this account for years and will continue to do so.

19-Aug-2015: I received a giftcard. I decided that any book purchased with the giftcard doesn’t count toward my monthly budget as I’m not spending my own money.


Nikolai cvrBook: Nikolai (Her Russian Protector #4)
Author: Roxie Rivera
Cost: $0.69
Format: ebook
Date Purchased: 02-Aug-2015
Notes: I wanted to read the first 4 in the series.

Magic Shifts cvrBook: Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Cost: $13.59
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 04-Aug-2015
Notes: Sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The Gone-Away World cvrBook: The Gone-Away World
Author: Nick Harkaway
Cost: 10.73
Format: Hardcover
Date Purchased: 04-Aug-2015
Notes: Found a cute used book store on travel

Author: Sophia Amoruso
Cost: $14.95 (Paid $0, used hubby’s credit)
Format: Audible Audio
Date Purchased: 03-Aug-2015
Notes: Driving materials

Nobody's Darling cvrBook: Nobody’s Darling
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Cost: $0.99 (paid $0, used a giftcard)
Format: ebook
Date Purchased: 19-Aug-2015
Notes: Looked good

The Martian cvrBook: The Martian
Author: Andy Weir
Cost: $14.88 (paid $0, used a giftcard)
Format: Hardcover
Date Purchased: 19-Aug-2015
Notes: Couldn’t help myself. Now own audio & HB

When a Scot Ties the Knot cvrBook: When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After #3)
Author: Tessa Dare
Cost: $5.99 (paid $0, used a giftcard)
Format: ebook
Date Purchased: 25-Aug-2015
Notes: Very funny!

August 2015 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 7
Total Amount Spent: $61.82
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 1
(SP) Amount Spent: $13.59
(R) Amount Spent: $0
(O) Other/Giftcard: $36.81
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
August Budget Available (not including special purchases/other): $8.58

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