Sunday, 4 December 2016

End of the Month Round Up ( November)

Monthly Update

It's December...like when the hell did that happen! Anyway, November was a super busy month and I have no idea what happened to it! I had my grandparents Golden Wedding Anniversary dinner, met up with some of my school friends up North, and met some of my other friends at the German Market in Birmingham, so all in all its been fun! 

Work's been work, but where the big things are this month is in my writing...so there's two releases happened (though one was technically December 1st, but that had a preorder!) As you may know, my book got rejected from Kindle Scout (and I surprised myself by being kind of okay about it), but that's fine because I've gone ahead an published anyway. Amazingly, What Lies Beneath the Mask, already has 2 5 star reviews! The other release is a Sci-Fi anthology I'm part of called The Newcomer, I've been reading it, and the other submissions are so good! I can't believe I was selected to be a part of that! Oh and I also won NaNo! Very nearly didn't, but I passed the 50,000 mark on the 30th!

Costs of the Month 

So this is basically the amount I should have spent on books, and the amount I actually did spend. I am ridiculously grateful for the existence of Netgalley and Review Copies it must be said! The prices I use is for the kindle edition of a book unless it isn't available or I read a paperback copy.


Year Total £969.37£124.13
January £82.18£5.45
February £91.17£18.83
March £90.41£5.95
April £70.64£14.35
May £92.95£11.15
June£66.36£6.63
July£151.88£12.96
August£96.69£17.48
September£88.54£11.93
October£77.98£14.43
November£60.57£4.97
December


Challenge Updates

FYI my Bookish Resolutions update will be seperate this year! Also I've now completed 2year long challenges!



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Goal: 101+ Points (Vetran) 
Points: 469
Status: Complete

  1. Rulebreaker by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion (#2 Unbreakable) = 2 points 
  2. Fling by Jana Aston (#2.5 Wrong) = 1 point
  3. Blaze by Michelle M Pillow (#3 Intergalactic Dating Agency) = 2 points
  4. Dance to the Devil's Tune by Adrienne deWolfe (#2 Lady Law & the Gunslinger) = 2 points
  5. Adam's Angel fby Mandy M Roth (#2 League of the Unnatural) = 1 point
  6. Trust  by Jana Aston (#3 Wrong) = 12 points 
  7. Werewolves of New York: Dontae by Faleena Hopkins (#4 Werewolves of New York) = 12 points
  8. Cocky Senator  by Faleena Hopkins (#5 Cocker Brother of Atlanta) = 2 points
  9. Strategic Vulnerability by Mandy M Roth (#4 Immortal Ops) = 2 points

Falling For YA

Goal: 100 Books (Diamond)
Read: 124
Status: Complete

  1. Rulebreaker by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion 
  2. An Airship Named Desire by Katherine McIntyre
  3. The Connector by Aubrey Parker
  4. Protecting His Witch by Zoe Forward
  5. Need by N Isabelle Blanco & K I Lynn
  6. Darkest Flame by Donna Grant

Because Reading is better than real life

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

Read List

  1. Sunset Rising by S M McEachern (November)
  2. Nearly Almost Somebody by Caroline Batten (November) (DNF) 
  3. Need by N Isablle Blanco & K I Lynn (November)
  4. Darkest Flame by Donna Grant (November)

Blogger Shame

Goal: 50 Books
Read: 73
Status: Complete


  1. Sunset Rising by S M McEachern
  2. Protecting His Witch by Zoe Forward
  3. Need by N Isabelle Blanco & K I Lynn
  4. Darkest Flame by Donna Grant




Goals: 45+ Books - New Release Enthusiast   
Read: 105
Status: Complete
  1. Rulebreaker by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion (07/11/2016) 
  2. Fling by Jana Aston (01/11/2016) 
  3. Othello and Zombies by Aaron Frale (19/10/2016)
  4. Blaze by Michelle M Pillow (14/11/2016)
  5. Dance to the Devil's Tune by Adrienne deWolfe (15/11/2016) 
  6. Trust by Jana Aston (08/11/2016)
  7. The Connector by Aubrey Parker (01/11/2016)
  8. Cocky Senator by Faleena Hopkins (23/11/2016) 

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge


Goal: 80-100%
Read:  85 %


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. Fling by Jana Aston
  2. Othello and Zombies by Aaron Frale
  3. Trust by Jana Aston