Sunday, 3 January 2016

End of the Month Round Up (December)


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 December: £77.29
The Total Spent on Books I've Read in November: £12.89

The Total Cost of Books I've Read This Year: £954.07
The Total Spent on Books I've Read This Year: £109.79

Challenge Updates: 
Because reading is better than real life

  1. Listen to 4 audiobooks this year
    January: 0 Audiobooks
    February: 0 Audiobooks
    March: 1 Audiobook
    April: 1 Audiobook
    May: 3 Audiobooks
    June: 1 Audiobook
    July: 0 Audiobooks
    August: 1 Audiobook
    September: 0 Audiobooks
    October: 0 Audiobooks
    November: 0 Audiobooks
    December: 0 Audiobooks
  2. Read 1 'classic' book a month
     RESOLUTION FAILED
  3. Read at least 6 Netgalley books a month
    January: 14 Netgalley Books
    February: 7 Netgalley Books
    March: 6 Netgalley Books
    April: 10 Netgalley Books
    May: 10 Netgalley Books
    June: 8 Netgalley Books
    July: 9 Netgalley Books
    August: 8 Netgalley Books
    September: 7 Netgalley Books
    October: 8 Netgalley Books
    November: 11 Netgalley Books
    December: 10 Netgalley Books
  4. Read 2 books a month that have been bought (which does include free amazon books) rather than given for a review
    January: 5 Bought Books
    February: 6 Bought Books
    March: 6 Bought Books
    April: 9 Bought Books
    May: 12 Bought Books
    June: 3 Bought Books
    July: 7 Bought Books
    August: 9 Bought Books
    September: 5 Bought Books
    October: 5 Bought Books
    November: 5 Bought Books
    December: 10 Bought Books
  5. To finish at least 1 of my writing projects I was published in a Halloween Anthology which you can check it out here

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  1. Abandon by Cassia Leo 
  2. The Hordes of Anarchy by Saffron Bryant 
  3. Wicked Power by DelSheree Gladden
  4. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas  (DNF) 
Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month) 
Read: 48 Books
Status: Complete

Falling For YA

Added this month: 
  1. Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D Ficklin
  2. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace
  3. Mistress by Magick by Laura Navarre 
  4. Abandon by Cassia Leo 
  5. Hook by Marie York
  6. Sugar Skulls by Lisa Manchev & Glenn Dallas
  7. Wildfire by JD Wright
  8. A Reaper of Stone by Joe King & Mark Gelineau 
  9. Soul Dancer by Lilliana Rose
Goal: 75 Books
Read: 108 Books
Status: Complete



  1. Jackson by Melissa Foster (#3 Wild Boys After Dark) = 2 points
  2. Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D Ficklin (#2 Stolen Empire) = 2 points
  3. Caged by Sophie Davis (#2 The Talented Saga) = 2 points
  4. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace (#2 Sidekick) = 2 points
  5. Abandon by Cassia Leo (#5 Shattered Hearts) = 2 points
  6. The Hordes of Anarchy by Saffron Bryant (#3 The Lost Child Saga) = 2 points + 10 points
  7. Cooper by Melissa Foster (#4 Wild Boys After Dark) = 2 points + 10 points
  8. Queen of Always by Sherry D Ficklin (#3 Stolen Empire) = 2 points + 10 points
  9. Precious Sacrifice by Cari Silverwood (#1 Preyfinders) = 1 point
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling (#2 Harry Potter) = 2 points
  11. Forever Ours by Cassia Leo (#1 Shattered Hearts) = 2 points
  12. Wildfire by JD Wright (#2 Everealm) = 2 points
  13. Wicked Power by DelSheree Gladden (#2 Someone Wicked This Way Comes) = 2 points
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (#3 Harry Potter) = 2 points
  15. Status by JA Huss (#4 Social Media) = 1 point
  16. Profile by JA Huss (#5 Social Media) = 1 point
  17. Home by JA Huss (#6 Social Media) = 1 point
Goal: 101+ Points
Read: 327 Points
Status: Complete 


Added this month: 
  1. Jackson by Melissa Foster (24/11/2015) 
  2. Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D Ficklin (14/07/2015)
  3. Sidekick Returns by Auralee Wallace (01/12/2015) 
  4. Cooper by Melissa Foster (01/12/2015)
  5. Queen of Always by Sherry D Ficklin (23/11/2015) 
  6. Wrong by Jana Aston (07/10/2015) 
  7. Sugar Skulls by Lisa Manchev & Glenn Dallas (10/11/2015)
  8. Anarchy Found by JA Huss (02/12/2015) 
  9. Wildfire by JD Wright (01/09/2015) 
  10. The Sea Queen by Jovee Winters (15/06/2015) 
  11. Damn, Girl. That Sucks. by Mary Kate Kopec (14/12/2015) 
Goal: 31-45 Books 
Read: 84 Books
Status: Complete

Because Reading is better than real life

  1. Wicked Power by DelSheree Gladden
  2. Silicon Man by William Massa
  3. The Sea Queen by Jovee Winters
  4. Damn, Girl. That Sucks. by Mary Kate Kopec
  5. Want by Magus Tor 
  6. Status by JA Huss
  7. Gone by Christine Kersey
  8. Profile by JA Huss
  9. Home by JA Huss
  10. Soul Dancer by Lilliana Rose
Goal: 77 Books
Read: 10 BooksStatus: Ongoing


Other Posts 
2016 Bookish Resolutions Sign Up
Bookish Resolutions Goal Post
End of the Month Round Up (November) 
December Book Club & January Voting
My TBR List Voting (December) 
Online Book Club December Link Up
Bookish Resolutions End of Year Post
2015 in Review

DNF this Month

Nautsch, Amber Lynn
Unborn (Unborn #1)

Maas, Sarah J
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

Read this Month! 

Aston, Jana
Wrong

Bryant, Saffron
Hordes of Anarchy (The Lost Child Saga #3) 

Dallas, Glenn
Sugar Skulls

Davis, Sophie
Caged (The Talented Saga #2) 4

Gelineau, Mark
A Reaper of Stone (An Echo of the Ascended #1) 

Gladden, DelSheree
Wicked Power (Someone Wicked This Way Comes #2) 

Ficklin, Sherry D
Queen of Always (Stolen Empire #3) 
Queen of Tomorrow (Stolen Empire #2) 

Foster, Melissa
Cooper (Wild Boys After Dark #4)
Jackson (Wild Boys After Dark #3) 

Huss, JA
Anarchy Found (SuperAlpha #1)
Status (Social Media #4) 

Jefford, Nikki
Aurora Sky (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1) 

Kersey, Christine
Gone (Parallel Trilogy #1) 

King, Joe
A Reaper of Stone (An Echo of the Ascended #1) 

Kopec, Mary Kate
Damn, Girl. That Sucks.

Leo, Cassia
Abandon (Shattered Hearts #4) 
Edible: The Sex Tape
Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts #1) 

Mantchev, Lisa
Sugar Skulls

Massa, William
Silicon Man (Silicon World #1) 

May, W J
Victoria (Daughter of Darkness #1) 

Navarre, Laura
Mistress by Magick (The Magick Trilogy #3)

Rowling, J K
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) 

Silverwood, Cari
Precious Sacrifice (Preyfinders #1) 

Tor, Magus
Want (Numbered #1)

Wallace, Auralee
Sidekick Returns (Sidekick #2) 

Winters, Jovee
The Sea Queen (The Dark Queens #1) 

Wright, JD
Wildfire (Everealm #2) 

York, Marie
Hook (Las Vegas #1)