It’s hard to believe the year is about to end and December has gone by that fast. Already, Christmas feels like weeks ago instead of just a few days what with the anticipation of the New Year. But before 2015 approaches, I think it’s only appropriate that I share my last book haul of 2014!
This one is a pretty meagre haul compared to my huge ones months ago, I know. I did very little book shopping and didn’t really get books as presents for Christmas. I received mostly cash, and I’m saving that for next year. Anyhow, here are the final books I’m adding to my shelves as the year ends:
The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen
(Thank you, Fullybooked!)
Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle – Audible
With that, I want to look back on all the book shopping I did through 2014 by summarizing my yearly bookish expenditures. I shared before how I recorded my spending on books– I totally kept that up. This is my final account:
2014 Bookish Expenditures Summary
Total money spent in 2014: ₱32,306 ($734)
No. of Books Bought: 100
No. of Bought Books Read: 39
No. of Bargain Books Bought: 30
Total Savings From Regular Discounts: ₱3,956 ($90) – excludes bargain discounts
I BOUGHT 100 BOOKS IN 2014. This excludes digital purchases, of course, but it’s still a very high number. I only read like two-fifths of those books I bought which means I’ll have so many unread books from 2014 on my 2015 TBR. Oh god. In my defense, I got many bargain books and more than 10% discount on the rest- I couldn’t resist that, could I?
I probably need to cut back on my book buying especially since my TBR is already unmanageable but I promise nothing. I’m eyeing too many 2015 book releases to ever declare a book buying ban next year. I’m honestly quite excited to haul more books in 2015. We’ll see how that goes. ;)
Over to you my dear readers- which books did you get/receive over the holidays? How many books in total did you buy this year? (Is my hundred book purchase crazy or what?!)