Sunday, 3 April 2016

End of the Month Round Up (March)



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!

This month costs have been fairly down anyway because of my book buying ban for lent, though I did tick off some books I'd bought previously! 

Year Total £255.77£30.23
January £82.18£5.45
February £87.17£18.83
March £86.42£5.95


Challenges 

FYI my Bookish Resolutions update will be seperate this year!


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Goal: 101+ Points (Vetran) 
Points: 138
Status: Complete


  1. Burning Choice by Aubrey Parker (#3 Trevor's Harem) = 2 points
  2. The Seduction 4 by Roxy Sloane (#4 The Seduction) = 1 point
  3. Come Back by JA Huss (#2 Dirty Dark & Deadly) = 2 points 
  4. Empire Rising by Cheyanne Young (#3 City of Legends) = 12 points
  5. Slack by JA Huss (#4 Rook and Ronin) = 1 point
  6. Taut by JA Huss (#5 Rook and Ronin) = 2 points
  7. Bomb by JA Huss (#6 Rook and Ronin) = 1 point
  8.  Guns by JA Huss (#7 Rook and Ronin) = 2 points
  9. Happily Ever After by JA Huss (#3.5 Rook and Ronin) = 11 points
  10. Fledge by JA Huss (#2 I Am Just Junco) = 2 points 
  11. Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau & Joe King (#4 An Echo of the Ascended) = 1 point
  12. Burning Ultimatum by Aubrey Parker (#4 Trevor's Harem) = 12 points
  13. Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch (#2 Perfected) = 2 points
  14. Flight by JA Huss (#3 I Am Just Junco) = 2 points
  15. Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster (#2 The Ryders) = 2 points
  16. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutoski (#3 The Winner's Trilogy) = 12 points

Falling For YA

Goal: 100 Books (Diamond)
Read: 34
Status: On Going


  1. In the Dark by Sally Eggert
  2. Waking Up Alive by Emma Shortt
  3. Empire Rising by Cheyanne Young
  4. Nexis by A L Davroe
  5. Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelineau & Joe King
  6. Tarnished by Kate Jarvik Birch
  7. The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn
  8. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutoski
  9. Queen of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Recchio
  10. Cursed by Christina Bauer
Because Reading is better than real life

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

Read List


  1. Slack by JA Huss (March) 
  2. Taut by JA Huss (March) 
  3. Bomb by JA Huss (March) 
  4. Guns by JA Huss (March) 
Blogger Shame

Goal: 50 Books
Read: 12
Status: Ongoing


  1. In the Dark by Sally Eggert
  2. Come Back by JA Huss
  3. The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn
  4. Queen of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Recchio


Goals: 45+ Books - New Release Enthusiast   
Read: 25
Status: Ongoing

  1. Burning Choice by Aubrey Parker (01/03/2016) 
  2. Waking Up Alive by Emma Shortt (18/01/2016) 
  3. Empire Rising by Cheyanne Young (02/02/2016) 
  4. Burning Ultimatum by Aubrey Parker (15/03/2016) 
  5. Heartbreaker by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion (22/03/2016) 
  6. Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster (23/03/2016) 
  7. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutoski (24/03/2016)
  8. The Vampire's Daughter by Leigh Anderson (22/03/2016) 
  9. Cursed by Christina Bauer (29/03/2016) 
  10. Rock by JA Huss (07/03/2016) 
Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge

Goal: 80-100%
Read:  75 %
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. Burning Choice by Aubrey Parker
  2. Burning Ultimatum by Aubrey Parker
  3. Rock by JA Huss

Bingo Card 


  1. Irish/Ireland
  2. Royalty: The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn
  3. Birthday
  4. Witch: Cursed by Christina Bauer
  5. Started a Series: Nexis by A L Davroe 
  6. Steam Punk 
  7. Magic: Cursed by Christina Bauer
  8. Family Dinner: Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster
  9. Time Travel 
  10. Private Investigator 
  11. Easter Egg 
  12. Historical Setting: The Lady of Misrule by Suzannah Dunn 
  13. Green on the Cover: Empire Rising by Cheyanne Young
  14. Blue on the Cover: Waking Up Dead by Emma Shortt
  15. Fairy Tale Retelling 
  16. Children's Fiction 
  17. Trope 
  18. Spring
  19. Werewolf: The Vampire's Daughter by Leigh Anderson
  20. Alien: Onyx by Alicia Michaels 
  21. Adversaries to Lovers: Claimed by Love by Melissa Foster
  22. Humour 
  23. Finished a Series: The Seduction 4 by Roxy Sloane
Books Read: 

Anderson, Leigh
The Vampire's Daughter 

Bastion, Kat
Heartbreaker (Unbreakable #1) 

Bastion, Stone
Hearbreaker (Unbreakable #1) 

Bauer, Christina
Cursed (Beholder #1) 

Davroe, A L
Nexis (Tricksters #1) 

Dunn, Suzannah
The Lady of Misrule

Eggert, Sally 

Foster, Melissa
Claimed by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders #2) 

Gelineau, Mark
Faith and Moonlight (An Echo of the Ascended #4) 

Huss, JA
Bomb (Rook & Ronin #6) 
Come Back (Dirty, Dark & Deadly #2) 
Fledge (I Am Just Junco #2) 
Flight (I Am Just Junco #3) 
Guns (Rook & Ronin #7) 
Happily Ever After (Rook & Ronin #3.5) 
Roc
Slack (Rook & Ronin #4) 
Taut (Rook & Ronin #5) 

Jarvik Birch, Kate
Tarnished (Perfected #2) 

King, Joe
Faith and Moonlight (An Echo of the Ascended #4) 

Michaels, Alicia
Onyx 

Myers, Heather C
Death in Neverland (Neverland #1)

Parker, Aubrey
Burning Choice (Trevor's Harem #3) 
Burning Ultimatum (Trevor's Harem #4) 

Pillow, Michelle M
Sapphire (Galaxy Playmates #1) 
Silk

Pink, Lily
The Lion's Heir

Recchio, Jennifer
Queen of Broken Hearts (Stone Throwers #1)

Roth, Mandy M
Broken Communications (Immortal Outcasts #1) 

Rutkoski, Marie
The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy #3 )

Shortt, Emma
Waking Up Dead (End of Days Love #2) 

Sloane, Roxy 
The Seduction 4 (The Seduction #4) 

Young, Cheyanne
Empire Rising (City of Legends #3)