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How I Saved $600 this Year; Or, Why I use the Library ... 2013

This year, I read a total of 77 books. Forty of which were checked out from my local library. I pulled prices from Amazon, though, I purchase books at independent stores. 

Dare Me by Megan Abbott        $12.08

The Help (Audiobook) by Kathryn Stockett        $34.15

The Leopard by Jo Nesbo        $12.70

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple   $9.22

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry  $8.09

The Giver by Lois Lowry           $7.38

Horns by Joe Hill          $12.18

Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist        $13.20

Messenger by Lois Lowry        $6.14

Son by Lois Lowry       $14.21

100 Months by Johnny Hicklenton       $10.49

Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel   $11.97

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli    $25.93

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver          $18.96

Fables, Vol 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willmingham    $16.11

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel    $11.39

Locke and Key, Vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft  by Joe Hill            $16.97

Locke and Key, Vol 2: Head Games by Joe Hill $15.78

Locke and Key, Vol 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill   $13.94

Locke and Key, Vol 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill $10.95

Locke and Key, Vol 5: Clockworks  by Joe Hill   $18.29

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf      $13.56

Raven Girl by Audry Niffenegger            $15.83

Saga Vol 1 by Brian K Vaugh and Fiona Staples         $7.99

Saga Vol 2 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples       $12.18

Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel      $18.29

Sweet Tooth, Vol 1: Out of the Deep Woods by Jeff Lemire       $10.47

Sweet Tooth, Vol 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire $11.14

Sweet Tooth, Vol 3: Animal Armies by Jeff Lemire         $11.87

Unterzakhn by Leela Corman    $17.18

Wanted by Mark Millar  $2.99

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 1)            $17.04

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 2)            $22.56

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 3)            $22.49

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 4)            $21.82

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 5)            $23.51

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 6)            $14.00

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 7)            $14.00

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 8)            $14.00

Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan (Book 9)            $14.00

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (Audio) by Jenny Lawson   $13.75

Total Savings: $598.80

This is why I love my library. This is why I donate my money and volunteer my time.