2016 Book Purchases: May

June 1, 2016 2016 Purchase Challenge, 2016 Purchases 0

2016 Book Purchases: May
2016!! New Year, new challenges!

This is a continuation of the purchase challenge I started in 2014, making this is the 3rd year of purchase tracking. 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.

No pre-orders this month…

To Shape the Dark cvr2Book: To Shape the Dark (Feral Astrogators #2)
Editor: Athena Andreadis
Cost: $2.99 (after promotions)
Format: ebook
Date Purchased: 12-May-2016
Notes: This is the 2nd Feral Astrogators anthology by Athena Andreadis that focuses on women in Sci-Fi. The first is The Other Half of the Sky (reviews).

 

Impyrium cvrBook: Impyrium (Impyrium #1)
Author: Henry H. Neff
Cost: $0.38
Format: Uncorrected ARC/Proof in Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 14-May-2016
Notes: Bookhaul!!
 

 

Mirror Sight cvrBook: Mirror Sight (Green Rider #5)
Author: Kristen Britain
Cost: $0.38
Format: Uncorrected ARC/Proof in Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 14-May-2016
Notes: 3/6
 

 
The Truth with Jokes cvrBook: The Truth with Jokes
Author: Al Franken
Cost: $0.38
Format: Trade Paperback
Date Purchased: 14-May-2016
Notes: I needed a book for a challenge: “Book written by politician” and this one is funny? I hope. I hate politics.
 

 
Red Seas Under Red Skies cvrBook: Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2)
Author: Scott Lynch
Cost: $0.38
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 14-May-2016
Notes: I couldn’t help myself…but I’ve not finished “The Lies of Locke Lamora”
 

 
Hyperion cvrBook: Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1)
Author: Dan Simmons
Cost: $0.38
Format: MMPB
Date Purchased: 14-May-2016
Notes: Just because…
 

 
The Kadin cvrBook: The Kadin (The Kadin #1)
Author: Bertrice Small
Cost: $0.38
Format: MMPB
Date Purchased: 14-May-2016
Notes: Replacement for ruined copy
 

 
Bunny Tales cvrBook: Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion
Author: Izabella St. James
Cost: $4.00 ($0.01 for book & $3.99 S&H)
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 20-May-2016
Notes: Gossip time! 😉
 
 

The Purity Myth cvrBook: The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
Author: Jessica Valenti
Cost: $10.03
Format: Hardback
Date Purchased: 26-May-2016
Notes: Borrowed from library, decided to buy own
 

 
 
 

May 2016 Totals:
Total Books Purchased: 9
Total Amount Spent: $19.30
Special Purchase Books Purchased: 0
(SP) Amount Spent: $0.00
(R) Amount Spent: $19.30
(O) Other/Giftcard: $0
Potential Sales Abandoned: 0
Money Saved (Lost Sales): $0
May Budget Available (not including special purchases): $0.70

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