Tuesday, 3 November 2015

End of the Month Round Up (October)

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 October: £66.46
The Total Spent on Books I've Read in October: £3.99

The Total Cost of Books I've Read This Year: £833.54
The Total Spent on Books I've Read This Year: £94.92

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
August: 1
September: 0
October: 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
August: 8
September: 7
October: 8
Resolution #4 Read 2 Bought Books This Month
January: 5
February: 6
March: 6
April: 9
May: 11
June: 3
July: 7
August: 9
September: 5
October: 5
Resolution #5 Finish One of My Writing Projects
This month the Halloween Anthology in which two of my short stories was published...so I think that counts! Maybe have to check with Michelle! You can check it out here

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I did super good this month! I didn't have to rush to finish any of my reads!
  1. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (October)
  2. A Need So Insatiable by Cecilia Robert (October) 
  3. The Parasites by Marjorie DeLuca (October) 
  4. The Seeker Must Awaken by Willow A Renner (October)
Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month) 
Read: 40 Books
Status: On Track

Falling For YA

Added this month: 
  1. Ours to Save by Shona Husk
  2. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
  3. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  4. Let Down Your Hair by Fiona Price
  5. Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
  6. The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson
  7. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
  8. A Need So Insatiable by Cecilia Robert
Goal: 75 Books
Read: 88 Books
Status: Complete



  1. Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster (#2 Love on Rockwell Island) = 2 points
  2. Ours to Save by Shona Husk (#9 ES Siren) = 1 point
  3. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid (#3 Inspector Karen Pirie) = 2 points
  4. Stranded with the Cajun by Michelle M Pillow (#5 Captured by a Dragon-Shifter) = 2 points
  5. Prince of Flight by Mandy M Roth (#6 King of Prey) = 1 point
  6. Princesses Don't Become Engineers by Aya Ling (#3 The Princess Series) = 2 points + 10 points
  7. Owned by the Alphas 3 by Faleena Hopkins (#3 Werewolves of Yosemite) = 1 point
  8. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (#2 Throne of Glass) = 2 points
  9. The Billionaire's Forbidden Desire by Nadia Lee (#5 The Pryce Family) = 2 points + 10 points
  10. The Parasites by Marjorie DeLuca (#2 The Iduna Project) = 2 points
Goal: 101+ Points
Read: 258 Points
Status: Complete 


Added this month: 
  1. Cape Cod Promises by Bella Andre & Melissa Foster (30/09/2015)
  2. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (01/09/2015)
  3. Stranded with the Cajun by Michelle M Pillow (01/10/2015)
  4. Logan by Melissa Foster (10/11/2015) 
  5. The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (17/11/2015)
  6. The Billionaire's Forbidden Desire by Nadia Lee (23/10/2015) 
Goal: 31-45 Books 
Read: 64 Books
Status: Complete


This Month's Links:
Bookish Resolutions Progress Report
October Online Book Club Link Up

This Month's Reads

Allyn, Anya
Dollhouse

Andre, Bella
Cape Cod Promises

Braswell, Liz
A Whole New World

Cassidy, Amos
The Rain

DeLuca, Marjorie
The Parasites

Dickerson, Melanie
The Golden Braid

Foster, Melissa
Cape Cod Promises
Logan

Hatler, Susan
Love At First Date

Hopkins, Faleena
Owned by the Alphas 3

Husk, Shona
Ours to Save

Huss, JA
Tragic

Lee, Nadia
The Billionaire's Forbidden Desire

Ling, Aya
Princesses Don't Become Engineers

Maas, Sarah J
Crown of Midnight

McDermid, Val
The Skeleton Road

Mickleson, Caroline
Mermaid Inc

Pillow, Michelle
Stranded with the Cajun

Price, Fiona
Let Down Your Hair

Renner, Willow A
The Seeker Must Awaken

Robert, Cecilia
A Need So Insatiable

Roth, Mandy M
Prince of Flight

Strenka, Diane
Traitorous Tudor Tales

Wilkenson, Stella
Halloween Magic & Mayhem