My January 2017 book haul includes

Print Books

Audio Books

What did I read in January?

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

I have no self control.

Lumberjanes on

I have no self control. I saw the Lumberjanes books at Costco, piled in a the middle of the a table, stacked together, all mixed up…and I had to buy them. They were only ten dollars each – about half of the cover price. I’ve been wanting to read them for ages and never see them in shops. I’d told myself I was going to not buy so many books this year…And yet…when I seem for such a good price…I can’t not buy them, right? Right!?

I have limitations.

Another thing I learned this month, is that I am limited in how many books I can read at once. I’d never tried to read more than one or two at a time. And this month I tried reading many more than that, all at the same time. I didn’t work. You can read about there here.

I opened an Etsy shop!

Noveletta Ave - bookish jewelry by trishajennreads

The most exciting thing this month, among all the stress of getting back into work after holidays and all the busyness of life, was opening my long awaited Etsy shop. I’ve called it Noveletta Avenue (come back on Monday to read about how I chose that name!). Currently, my stock is all book-inspired earrings. Sherlock, Watson, Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, Hogwarts house colours. They are so fun! I made my first sale 6 days in! I was prepared to wait for months to sell something. If you or someone you know wears earrings, please take a look and see if any of my creations catch your fancy.

What did you read and do in January?


  1. I can read more than one book at once, but usually my limit is three books and they all can’t be the same genre. If I was reading three YA fantasy books or say three thriller books, then I’d just get confused. Right now I’m reading a YA fantasy and an adult contemporary, plus I have an Outlander book on the go, so it’s easy to tell them all apart.

    And at Costco, there is no self control! I haven’t see the Lumberjanes books at mine, but I’d probably buy them all too. I mean, if you’re not reading Lumberjanes, what the junk are you doing with your life?

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