Books Bought in 2018 (and total cost)

In 2018 I read a total of 38 books, but I actually bought 66 books. Almost all of the books I bought were used (to save money) and very rarely do I buy new books (with the exception of author events). However, even by buying second hand books, the total cost of books can add up.

My ever growing library.

My ever growing library.

Similarly to what I did last year, I decided to review all of my book purchases to find out exactly how much I've spent on books in 2018.

In 2017, I bought 52 books which totaled $414.61 or $7.97 per book. Let’s check out the stats for 2018.

Here is the cost of Every book I bought in 2018:

Total Cost: $ 493. 22

Interesting Figures: 


Well there you have it, I spent a little over $493 on books last year.

Keep in mind that the cost listed does not include shipping. In total, I think it’s safe to say that I spent $500+ or so altogether.

It may silly to spend this much on books, but I consider books to be an investment, not an expense.

Instead of spending cash on cable, beer, drugs or other hobbies, I spend my money on books. All hobbies cost money, but very few will give you a positive return and improve your life.

That’s why I recommend more people should start reading books, you won’t regret it!

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