Friday, 1 May 2015

End of the Month Round Up (April)

April?!?!??! When did that happen? Where did it go! 

This also my challenge update!

Costs of the Month

Since January I've been keeping track of how much I should have been spending on books (i.e. if the ARCs and review copies I'm lucky enough to receive actually cost me money) and how much I actually do spend. To be honest I'm already pretty shocked at how much I've saved. The total spent on books is higher than normal as I've bought an audiobook this month!

The Total Cost of Books I've Read in April: £93.74
The Total Spent on Books I've Read in April: £18.51

The Total Cost of Books I've Read This Year: £342.26
The Total Spent on Books I've Read This Year: £40.09

Challenge Updates

Because reading is better than real life

Resolution #1 Listen to 4 Audiobooks This Year
January: 0
February: 0
March: 1
April: 1
Resolution #2 Read 1 'Classic' This Month
January: 1
February: 0.5
March: 0 
April: 0
Resolution Failed
Resolution #3 Read 6 Netgalley Books This Month
January: 14
February: 7
March: 6
April: 10
Resolution #4 Read 2 Bought Books This Month
January: 5
February: 6
March: 6
April: 9
Resolution #5 Finish One of My Writing Projects
In progress...


I may have ended up finishing this challenge late in the month again...I do try! But sheer determination seems to get the books read on the last day!
Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor
A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway
The Willful  by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway
Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month) 
Read: 16 Books

Falling For YA

Added this month: 
Party Girl by Tamara Morgan 
Mine to Serve by Mel Teshco
Dirty Secrets by Jane O'Reilly
Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor
Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway
Beneath the Surface by M A Stacie 
Behind the Scandal by M A Stacie
Beyond the Seduction by M A Stacie 
A Study in Ashes by Emma Jane Holloway 
Goal: 75 Books
Read: 38 Books

I have completed this challenge, but will be carrying on, and hopefully working on a new goal based on what points I would have got last year.
True Violet (#9 Gilded Flower) = 2 points 
Tipping the Scales (#2 Stop Dragon My Heart Around) = 1 point
Rise of the Tide (#3 Lost Kingdom of Fallada) = 2 points
Mine to Serve (#6 ES Siren) = 2 points
Mine to Spell (#2 Mine) = 2 points 
Huntsman's Prey (#7 Kingdom) = 2 points
Beautiful Salvation (#5 Blood Prince) = 12 points 
Rumpel's Prize (#8 Kingdom) = 2 points 
Closer (#2 Loose Ends) = 2 points 
Act of Surrender (#2 PSI Ops) = 2 points 
A Study in Darkness (#2 The Baskerville Affair) = 2 points 
The Willful (#3.5 The Woodlands) = 1 point
Hood's Obsession (#9 Kingdom) = 2 points 
Behind the Scandal (#2 Reluctance) = 2 points
Beyond the Seduction (#3 Reluctance) = 2 points
Cupid's Revenge (#2 Naughty Cupid) = 1 point
A Study in Ashes (#3 The Baskerville Affair) = 12 points
Goal: 101+ Points
Read: 114 Points

Added this month: 
True Violet by Vivian Winslow
Dirty Secrets by Jane O'Reilly 
Closer by Kaia Bennett 
Beyond the Seduction by M A Stacie 
Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster
Goal: 31-45 Books 
Read: 21 Books

Read This Month: 

I'm going to stick with last month's system of by author! 

Bennett, Kaia
Closer (Loose Ends #2) 

Birch, Kate Jarvik

Blackstream, Jennifer
Beautiful Salvation (Blood Prince #5) 

Falor, Janeal
Mine to Spell (Mine #2)

Foster, Melissa
Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights #1)

Hall, Marie
Hood's Obsession (Kingdom #9) 
Huntman's Prey (Kingdom #7) 
Rumpel's Prize (Kingdom #8) 

Hawk, Reagn
Prepared to Please (Cyber Sex #1) 

Heaton, Felicity
Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre #1) 

Holloway, Emma Jane
A Study in Ashes (The Baskerville Affair #3) 
A Study in Darkness (The Baskerville Affair #2) 

Micheals, Alicia
Rise of the Tide (Lost Kingdom of Fallada #3) 

Morgan, Tamara 

O'Reilly, Jane

Pillow, Michelle
Cupid's Enchantment (Naughty Cupid #1)
Cupid's Revenge (Naughty Cupid #2)
King of the Unblessed (Realm Immortal #1) 

Roth, Mandy M 
Act of Mercy (PSI Ops #1) 
Act of Surrender (PSI Ops #2)
The King's Choice (The King's Choice #1)
Paranormal Payload (Project Exorcism #1) 
Tipping the Scales (Stop Dragon My Heart Around #2)

Sanderson, Brandon

Stacie, M A
Behind the Scandal (Reluctance #2) 
Beneath the Surface (Reluctance #1) 
Beyond the Seduction (Reluctance #3) 

Taylor, Lauren Nicolle
The Willful (The Woodlands #3.5) 

Teshco, Mel
Mine to Serve (ES Siren #6)

Tyler, Pavarti K
Heaven's Vault 

Winslow, Vivian
True Violet (Gilded Flower #9)