September 2013 Book Haul (30 books!)

This is coming to you a little late this month, but it’s finally here! Time to show you guys all the lovely, beautiful books I bought this month…and then we get to find out how much money I spent!

I tried really, really hard to be reasonable this month. My plan was not to purchase any books at all, outside of any random 99¢ Kindle book purchases. But, I didn’t quite stick to the plan.

First of all, there was a surprise book sale at my library this month…I couldn’t not go! The paperbacks were only 50¢ and the hardbacks were $1, so I got a lot of bang for my buck at this one. It was totally worth it!

The second thing that happened was that I decided to take a bunch of my old, used books over to my local used bookstore and trade them in for credit. I just really wanted to get this errand over with, because I’d been carrying around a huge bag of books in the trunk of my car for too long. So I did end up purchasing some books at the used bookstore, but they were pretty cheap and most of what I spent was with the credit I earned.

So, overall, I think that I still did a REALLY good job, especially considering I was hit with two unforeseen book circumstances.

Books I Bought in September 2013:

  1. The Light in the Wound by Christine Brae (ebook) — $0.99
  2. Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey (ebook) — $0.99
  3. Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski (ebook) — $0.99
  4. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (ebook) — $1.99
  5. Hangman by Faye Kellerman (found at the dump) — free
  6. Lost Lake by Phillip Margolin (found at the dump) — free
  7. Prey by Michael Crichton (found at the dump) — free
  8. A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei (found at the dump) — free
  9. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (found at the dump) — free
  10. The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve (library book sale) — $0.50
  11. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (library book sale) — $1.00
  12. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (library book sale) — $1.00
  13. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (library book sale) — $1.00
  14. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young (library book sale) — $0.50
  15. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz (library book sale) — $1.00
  16. White Oleander by Janet Fitch (library book sale) — $1.00
  17. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (library book sale) — $1.00
  18. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson (library book sale) — $0.50
  19. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin (library book sale) — $1.00
  20. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks (library book sale) — $1.00
  21. Naked Heat by Richard Castle (library book sale) — $1.00
  22. Delirium Stories by Lauren Oliver (present from my boyfriend) — free
  23. Waking Kiss by Anabel Joseph (ebook) — $0.99
  24. Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (ebook) — $1.99
  25. Crank by Ellen Hopkins (used bookstore) — $1.42*
  26. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (used bookstore) — $1.62*
  27. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (used bookstore) — $2.12*
  28. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (used bookstore) — $2.47*
  29. Insatiable by Meg Cabot (used bookstore) — $1.67*
  30. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (used bookstore) — $1.67*

Total Spent on Books in September 2013 = $29.41 

WOOHOO!!!! I’m so, so, so happy with this amount! After last month’s crazy total, $30 is amazing. Especially because I got 30 books out of that! That’s insane! Even though six were free, 24 books for that price is still a mind-blowingly awesome deal.

Next month, I’ll be (hopefully) sticking to my new budget of $50/month. I’m not sure how well I’m going to do, though, since I already know that I have two crazy used bookstore trips planned while I’m going to be in New York City this weekend! Maybe I’ll make a special October budget of $30 for online spending + whatever I end up spending in NYC. I think that sounds fair!

*price reflects the credit I received from donating my used books

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7 responses to “September 2013 Book Haul (30 books!)

  1. Nice haul! I love library sales/thrift stores/garage sales/other assorted unexpected book treasure troves where you can pick up an entire box of books for next to nothing. I’ve found some amazing books that I’d never have read if I hadn’t had the ‘eh, it’s only a dollar’ impulse. Happy reading! (I see you picked up Graceling, have you read? I love those books)

    • I couldn’t believe all of the amazing deals I got this month! I was blown away by the amazing prices they had at the library book sale. I haven’t read Graceling yet, but I’m really excited to! I’m trying to stay away from starting MORE series before I finish a couple that I’m already working on. But it’s definitely at the top of my TBR list 🙂

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  3. An average of $1/book is great! I wish my used book sales were that cheap. I think they’re up to $1 for paperbacks now.

    • Yeah, I can’t believe it worked out to that crazy average. That’s definitely never happened to me before, haha. But $1 for paperbacks is still really good, though!

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