Saturday, 1 August 2015

End of the Month Round Up (July)

Trying to think of what happened this month...actually quite a lot! Me, my Mum and my brother spent three days in Wales, I went to see some of my Uni friends in London and things were really hectic at work...that about sums it up! 

Costs of the Month

This year I've been keeping a bigger track of what I am spending, and what I should have been spending, on books. It's mostly for curiosity but I have been quite shocked so far by what I've actually managed to save!

The Total Cost of Books I've Read in July: £114.47
The Total Spent on Books I've Read in July: £11.54

The Total Cost of Books I've Read This Year: £618.83
The Total Spent on Books I've Read This Year: £77.06

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
May: 3
June: 1
July: 0
Resolution #2 Read 1 'Classic' This Month
Resolution Failed
Resolution #3 Read 6 Netgalley Books This Month
January: 14
February: 7
March: 6
April: 10
May: 10
June: 8
July: 9
Resolution #4 Read 2 Bought Books This Month
January: 5
February: 6
March: 6
April: 9
May: 11
June: 3
July: 7
Resolution #5 Finish One of My Writing Projects
In progress...

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Wooo! Books finished before the last day of the month!
Sia by Josh Grayson
Simma by H S St Ours
White Raven's Lover by Nhys Glover
Blue Violet by Abigail Owen
Goal: 52 Books (4 Books a Month) 
Read: 24 Books

Falling For YA

Added this month: 
Dancer of the Nile by Veronica Scott
Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti 
The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen 
The Cannibals by Cynthia D Grant
Sia by Josh Grayson
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Ours to Share by Mel Teshco 
Goal: 75 Books
Read: 65 Books



I have completed this challenge, but will be carrying on!
Master of the Hunt by Mandy M Roth (#3 King of Prey) = 1 point
Act of Submission by Mandy M Roth (#3 PSI Ops) = 2 points
Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti (#7 ES Siren) = 2 points 
Commanding the Tides by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Lords of the Abyss) = 1 point
Bruja by Aileen Erin (#4 Alpha Girl) = 2 points
Her One Wish by Marie Hall (#10 Kingdom) = 2 points
Rise of the King by Mandy M Roth (#4 King of Prey) = 1 point
Captive of the Deep by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Lords of the Abyss) = 1 point
Simma by H S St Ours (#3 Water Worlds) = 2 points
A Pirate's Dream by Marie Hall (#11 Kingdom) = 2 points
Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster (#2 Harborside Nights) = 2 points
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley (#2 The Dukes of War) = 2 points
Force of Attraction by Mandy M Roth (#2 Project Exorcism) = 2 points
Ours to Share by Mel Teshco (#7 ES Siren) = 1 point
Goal: 101+ Points
Read: 184 Points


Added this month: 
Spellbound by Michelle M Pillow (07/07/2015) 
Act of Submission by Mandy M Roth (07/07/2015) 
Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti (23/07/2015) 
Bruja by Aileen Erin (12/05/2015) 
The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen (19/05/2015)
The Espionage Effect by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion (14/07/2015)
A Pirate's Dream by Marie Hall (05/05/2015)
Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster (15/07/2015)
Ours to Share by Mel Teshco (23/07/2015)
Goal: 31-45 Books 
Read: 45 Books


  1. Master of the Hunt by Mandy M Roth
  2. Spellbound by Michelle M Pillow
  3. Dancer of the Nile by Veronica Scott
  4. Act of Submission by Mandy M Roth 
  5. Ours to Embrace by Denise Rossetti 
  6. Princess by Jean Sasson 
  7. Commanding the Tides by Michelle M Pillow
  8. Bruja by Aileen Erin 
  9. The Virgin's Daughter by Laura Andersen 
  10. The Cannibals by Cynthia D Grant 
  11. The Espionage Effect by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion 
  12. Her One Wish by Marie Hall 
  13. Sia by Josh Grayson 
  14. Rise of the King by Mandy M Roth
  15. Captive of the Deep by Michelle M Pillow
  16. Simma by H S St Ours
  17. Follow by JA Huss
  18. Pisces Phenomenon by Mandy M Roth
  19. Confessions of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
  20. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling
  21. Eat Play Lust by Tawna Fenske
  22. A Pirate's Dream by Marie Hall
  23. Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster
  24. The Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley
  25. Force of Attraction by Mandy M Roth
  26. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  27. White Raven's Lover by Nhys Glover
  28. Blue Violet by Abigail Owen 
  29. Ours to Share by Mel Teshco
Reviews this month (Authors A-Z) 

Andersen, Laura
Bastion, Kat
Bastion, Stone
Cabot, Meg
  • The Princess Diaries
Erin, Aileen
Fenske, Tawna
Foster, Melissa
Glover, Nhys
  • White Raven's Lover
Grant, Cynthia D
Grayson, Josh
Grey, Juliet
Hall, Marie
Huss, JA 
Owen, Abigail 
  • Blue Violet
Pillow, Michelle M 
Ridley, Erica
  • The Earl's Defiant Wallflower
Rossetti, Denise
Roth, Mandy M 
Rowling, JK
Sasson, Jean
Scott, Veronica
St Ours, HS 
Teshco, Mel 
  • Ours to Share