Stacking the Shelves #28:00 AM
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My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors - This is a book of christmas romance short stories by a lot of different beloved authors such as Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black and many more. I wanted to get my hands on this and when I saw it in waterstones right before I went to meet Holly Black, I couldn't resist, and this edition is just beautiful.
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters - I finally won a giveaway! I was so excited when Abrams and Chronicle Books announced that I had won, but even more excited when I arrived and saw that I had won both of Cat Winters books! The Cure for Dreaming sounded incredibly interesting to me purely because of the aspect of both Psychology and the Suffragettes. If you didn't know, I love anything to do with the World War Two era, I adore looking at the history of Psychology and Hypnotism was definitely something that was ripe and being used often in this era. Basically this book is about a woman who becomes part of the Suffragettes and her father does not approve of this and sends her to be hypnotised in order to try and change her views.
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black - to be honest, this really isn't my kind of book because it's a middle grade magic school and I wouldn't normally go for something like this but when Ren invited me to go to a book signing with them both I figured that I should get it, so now the book is signed and I am definitely looking forward to giving it a go.
In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters - The second book that I won in the giveaway, I don't know as much about this book and I didn't even know Cat Winters had another book until I watched Sarah Churchill's video about her books. Therefore, All I know is that this book has something to do with Spirit Photography, which sounds to incredibly creepy and interesting that I can't wait to dive in.
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey - I have wanted this book ever since I saw it in the Psychology section of Waterstones in Liverpool, This is probably nearly a year ago now and I found it in a book clearance shop in 2 for £5 sale. This book goes through what some of the most famous minds did as part of their daily ritual; with appearances from Sigmund Freud, Any Warhol, Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath and Picasso. This is both a quirky and incredibly interesting read. I've had a read of a few of the rituals already and I adore this book.
Individual Differences by Colin Cooper - This is the last textbook I swear! This one is for the topic on individual differences, this covers things such as intelligence, personality, anxiety etc. It's quite an easy read and a good textbook to have if you're finding it hard to get to grips with this sort of thing.
The Good Luck of Right Now By Matthew Quick - I have only read the silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick and when I saw this in the 2 for £5 sale I thought that it would be good to give this a go. I really enjoyed the silver linings playbook but it was ruined by my watching the film prior to reading the book. So as I enjoyed his writing I decided to give him another go... But I literally have no idea what this book is about. I'm told Matthew Quick writes a lot about mental illness so this should be a good fit for me.
Lost at Sea by Jon Ronson - Finally, another book by the brilliant journalist, Jon Ronson, I don't really know what this one is about so I'm hoping that it's quite an interesting one, but Jon Ronson seems to always write about the weird and wonderful so I am sure I will enjoy it.
So that's it for this edition of Stacking the Shelves! I hoped you enjoyed seeing what I have bought recently. Have you read any of these books? If so, tell me what you think! And also let me know what books you've been buying recently.