Tuesday, 1 March 2016

End of the Month Round Up (February)


How This Month Went

So I've had a slow reading month for various reasons which hasn't been great. But I have only had one DNF which is good! I also beta read a great book from one of my favourite authors so that's all good! There's been a lot of New releases this month on my list! Oh I also may have signed up for a new challenge, AND added the worse thing of not buying books during Lent (though there is a new release that I will receive during that time but did in fact pre-order before Lent started).

Costs of the Month

Last year I decided to keep track of what I was spending and saving on books, which I found really interesting! And while I've changed the way I'm keeping track (it's now all on one spreedsheet with my review schedule as opposed to on two seperate ones) I'm still carrying on! To be clear this is for the books that I have read (not necessarily the ones I've bought!) I take the Kindle book price at the time I'm writing the review vs. how much I paid for the book. If/when I have any giftcards to take into account I'll add them on a different total!

Basically looking at this month the savings almost paid for my kindle (which is actually more than three years old so has clearly paid for itself several times over!

Year Total £167.36£23.29
January £82.18£5.45
February £85.18£17.84

Challenges 

FYI my Bookish Resolutions update will be seperate this year!




This is the first month that I took part in the bingo challenge from Chaper Break and it was really fun! I got 11 squares! I just now need to hunt down the books that counted...

  1. Surrender to the Sea by Michelle M Pillow
  2. Burning Offer by Aubrey Parker
  3. Losing Francesca by JA Huss
  4. Burning Rivalry by Aubrey Parker
  5. Seaside Embrace by Melissa Foster
  6. The Trouble with Being Wicked by Emma Locke
  7. Sworn to Vengeance by Terah Edun 
  8. Diamond by Michelle M Pillow
  9. Aurora by JD Wright
  10. Panic by JA Huss
  11. How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo 




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    Goal: 101+ Points (Vetran) 
    Points: 73
    Status: On Going


    1. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (#2 The Reckoners) = 2 points
    2. Surrender to the Sea by Michelle M Pillow (#4 Lords of the Abyss) = 1 point
    3. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (#4 Mistborn) = 2 points
    4. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson (#3 The Reckoners) = 12 points
    5. The Major's Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley (#4 The Dukes of War) = 2 points
    6. Burning Rivalry by Aubrey Parker (#2 Trevor's Harem) = 2 points
    7. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (#5 Mistborn) = 2 points
    8. Seaside Embrace  by Melissa Foster (#6 Seaside Summers) = 2 points
    9. Sworn to Vengeance by Terah Edun (#7 Courtlight) = 2 points
    10. Diamond by Michelle M Pillow (#2 Galaxy Playmates) = 1 point
    11. Aurora by JD Wright (#4 Everealm) = 2 points 
    12. Panic by JA Huss (#3 Rook and Ronin) = 2 points
    13. The Valiant by Cheyanne Young (#2 City of Legends) = 2 points
    14. Act of Command by Mandy M Roth (#4 PSI Ops) = 2 points
    15. Lost Souls by Amos Cassidy (#2 The Jake Pendragon Chronicles) = 2 points
    16. The Seduction 3 by Roxy Sloane (#3 The Seduction) = 1 point

    Falling For YA

    Goal: 100 Books (Diamond) 
    Status: On Going


    1. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson 
    2. The Major's Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley
    3. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
    4. City of Legends by Cheyanne Young
    5. Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke
    6. The Valiant by Cheyanne Young
    Because Reading is better than real life

    Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month)
    Status: On Going

    Read List


    1. The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (February)
    2. The Major’s Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley (February) 
    3. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (February) 
    4. Panic by JA Huss (February) 
    Blogger Shame

    Goal: 50 Books
    Status: Ongoing


    1. The Major's Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley



    Goals: 45+ Books - New Release Enthusiast   
    Status: Ongoing

    1. Surrender to the Sea by Michelle M Pillow (09/02/2016) 
    2. Burning Offer by Aubrey Parker (02/02/2016) 
    3. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson (18/02/2016) 
    4. Burning Rivalry by Aubrey Parker (16/02/2016) 
    5. Seaside Embrace by Melissa Foster (17/02/2016) 
    6. Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke (04/02/2016)  
    7. Sworn to Vengeance by Terah Edun (23/02/2016) 
    8. Aurora by JD Wright (12/02/2016) 
    9. Act of Command by Mandy M Roth (29/02/2016)
    10. Lost Souls by Amos Cassidy (Date Pending)  



    Because Reading is better than real life

    Goal: 77 Books
    Status: Ongoing


    1. Surrender to the Sea by Michelle M Pillow 
    2. Burning Offer by Aubrey Parker
    3. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
    4. The Major's Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley
    5. Losing Francesca by JA Huss
    6. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson 
    7. Burning Rivalry by Aubrey Parker
    8. Seaside Embrace by Melissa Foster
    9. City of Legends by Cheyanne Young
    10. Follow Me Back by Nicci Cloke
    11. The Trouble with Being Wicked by Emma Locke
    12. Sworn to Vengeance by Terah Edun 
    13. Diamond by Michelle M Pillow
    14. Aurora by JD Wright
    15. The Valiant by Cheyanne Young 
    16. Act of Command by Mandy M Roth
    17. Lost Souls by Amos Cassidy
    18. The Seduction 3 by Roxy Sloane
    Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge


    Goal: 80-100%

    Read:  (5 out of 9)
    Status: On-Going

    The list is books I have bought in 2016, when they're linked they are read!  I've not included free books, just those I have spent money on!

    1. Losing Francesca by JA Huss
    2. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
    3. How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo 

    DNF This Month 

    Bloom, Tracy
    No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday

    Read This Month 

    Cloke, Nicci
    Follow Me Back

    Edun, Terah
    Sworn to Vengeance (Courtlight #7) 

    Huss, JA
    Losing Francesca 
    Panic (Rook and Ronin #3) 

    Foster, Melissa
    Seaside Embrace (Seaside Summers #6) 

    Locke, Emma
    The Trouble With Being Wicked (Naughty Girls #1) 

    Parker, Aubrey
    Burning Offer (Trevor's Harem #1) 
    Burning Rivalry (Trevor's Harem #2) 

    Pillow, Michelle M
    Diamond (Galaxy Playmates #2) 
    Surrender to the Sea (Lords of the Abyss #4) 

    Ridley, Erica
    The Major's Faux Fiancée (The Dukes of War #4) 

    Roth, Mandy M
    Act of Command (PSI Ops #4) 

    Sanderson, Brandon
    Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) 
    Calamity (The Reckoners #3) 
    Firefight (The Reckoners #2) 
    Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) 

    Tuccillo, Liz
    How to Be Single

    Wright, JD
    Aurora (Everealm #4) 

    Young, Cheyanne
    City of Legends (City of Legends #1)
    The Valiant (City of Legends #2)