Sunday, February 1, 2015

January Wrap Up and February TBR

I can't believe the first month of 2015 is already over. January went by so fast. I read 6 books in January. I'm in the middle of Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, Fallen by Anne Hunter (kindle), and Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge (overdrive). I will finish some of these books in February.

My first book of the year was My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors. Then I read The Hunger Games and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. After that I read Sold for Endless Rue by Madeleine E. Robins, My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak, and Cinderella by Jenni James which were all inter-library loans.

January saw the 2nd crash of my desktop computer. I should get it back on Monday. I had to get a new hard drive. January was a pretty warm month for weather. I say that when today we are getting snow. I also started my 2nd semester of my sophomore year of college. So far my classes haven't been too bad. I just need to keep on top of them otherwise the homework will over take me.

  • $1.00 for every week I swim twice a week 
  • $1.00 for every week I exercise twice a week
  • $.10 for every monthly keyword challenge book completed
  • $.20 for every book I read that I own
  • $.10 for every series finished
  • $.10 for every library book read
  • $.30 for every kindle ebook read
  • $ .05 for every $10 saved using coupons
  • $ .05 for every $1 saved in textbooks purchases.
Here is my book budget.
I managed to go swimming 2x/week for 3 weeks so that $3.00 earned.
I exercised at least 2x/week for 2 weeks  so that is $2.00 earned.
I managed to complete 2 monthly keyword books which is $.20 earned.
I read 0 books I owned in January.
I finished one series in January so that is $.10
I read 4 library books in January so that is $.40
I read 0 kindle books in January

I did not earn any money though coupons this month. I did manage to save $8.85, so I will have some money earned in February. I bought textbooks at the beginning of January and saved $161, so that is $8.05 earned. In total I earned $13.75. I spent $11.77 on books in January, so that means I currently have $1.98 to spend. I'm sure I will purchase a few books next week at the library books book sale.

I read 2/5 of the books I set on my January TBR. I'm 50% through Fallen so I have started that one. I'm hoping to read Princess of Glass and Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George, A Little House of Their Own by Celia Wilkins, Fairest by Marissa Meyer, To all the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.


  1. I love Jessica Day George's books. I just picked up Fairest. I'm thinking of waiting til Winter comes out before I read the rest of the series.

    1. I'm loving Princess of the Midnight Ball and I'm excited to start the next book in the series.

  2. I cannot wait to read Fairest and have it coming up this week to read. I love how you work your budget. Good luck with school Rachael.

    1. I have Fairest in my possession and it so pretty. I can't wait to read it.

  3. I long for warmer weather! I am looking forward to reading Fairest but I need to read Cress first. Your budget is awsome! Good luck with it :)

    Have a great week!

    1. I would like some warmer weather also. Ever since I wrote this post it has been freezing. You need to read Cress. It is so amazing.


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