Bookish Life Budget ~ May 2019 Update

Posted June 4, 2019 by Tanya in Book Haul, Budget / 0 Comments

We had a lot of stuff happen during May. My husband got the motorcycle he’s been dying for for forever, and I got a new car. It was the month of motor vehicles! My son and his wife had their first anniversary and she graduated from university with two degrees! It was a crazy month. I was still able to get lots of reading done and I’m pretty happy with my Goodreads challenge. I will be doing my mid-year audiobook challenge update coming up in June. I’m hoping I’ll have all my reviews added so my widget will show me at least halfway done. I feel like I’ve gotten more audiobooks listened to, but I still feel like I should be further along in the challenge.

So Buns and Roses tickets went on sale in May and my goal was to get tickets for Donna Grant’s table. I almost got online at 1am, but instead got on at 6am to order the tickets. I did get my ticket and reserved my bear so that is going to show up on my budget for this month. I don’t know if I can wait until October for this event! Here is the breakdown of May’s bookish spending!

Category Amount Spent this Month Remaining Balance
B&N Membership Renewal $5.00 $0.00 $5.00
Readers & ‘Ritas 2019 Event Ticket $231.62 $0.00 $231.62
Buns & Roses + Bear $75.00 $75.00 $0.00
Boas & Tiaras $50.00 $0.00 $50.00
Audible Subscription $268.18 $24.38 $243.80
Books (Ebooks, paperbacks & hardcovers) $229.30 $0.00 $229.30
Total: $859.10 $99.38 $759.72

Due to Mother’s Day, I was able to get a couple of physical books I’d been wanting. Gotta love gift cards and wish lists! I also hauled some great audios. I’m having the weirdest problem with Edelweiss. I requested the same book on both Edelweiss and Netgalley. I was denied on Edelweiss and approved on Netgalley. I have yet to be approved for anything on Edelweiss. It says my profile is “Excellent” so I don’t know what I can do differently on that platform, but it is driving me crazy! I’m glad that I have so many other resources for review books. I don’t think I will bother with Edelweiss anymore. Here are all the goodies I collected this month!

I am so excited about my haul this month! There are some great reads. A few I’ve already read and I’m excited to get started on the others.

How was your May? Did you grab some good reads? Were there any graduates in your family this year?