Stacking the Shelves #4

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It's officially acceptable to listen to Christmas songs yay! So here is my first post of December, decided to go with a little bit of a book haul as I feel like I haven't done one for a while and I have bought a couple of books *cough* and obviously with Christmas coming up I will have quite a lot! I'm also hoping to finish a Christmas Gift Guide soon but wow it's taking me a lot longer than I thought and I have university work to get done and a work placement to do *sigh* I'm going to try to write out a few posts and schedule them, don't want to neglect you guys! Anyway, on to the books.


The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton - What is this? Is that... An Adult Fiction?! Yes, you'd be right. I am trying to venture into adult fiction for a purely morbid reason but hear me out. I'm incredibly interested in Forensic Psychology which is the study of the mind and behaviour of criminals, so I love reading/watching documentaries on serial killers, paedophilia, stalkers etc and even though there are some YA books that may feature these things, it never goes into the detail that really gets into the mind of these criminals, hence why I wanted to try Adult Fiction. Recently I'd watched a documentary called The Paedophile Hunter about a man called Stinson Hunter who puts up a fake profile online of a young girl/boy and sees if any older men start up a conversation (he never initiates them) lures them to the house, catches them on camera, takes pictures of all the conversations and sends it to the police. So, I was in waterstones and I was thinking... I want a book that has abduction or Paedophilia in it. And I happened to come across this beauty, this is about a girl who was abducted when she was 12 years old and gets out when she is 16, this is set when she is in her 20's and seeing a psychologist and has generally put her life back on track, but when a serial child abducter is at large, she decides to try and help the police using her inside knowledge. Interesting right? You probably now think I'm weird but hey.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - I heard about this over on Sarah Churchill's booktube channel and if my memory serves me rightly, I think this book has something to do with angels?  Or maybe just a girl with wings I'm not sure, but Sarah really loved it, it's a beautiful cover, and again I got the hardback, beauty of this book for only £1.99!

Let is Snow by Various Authors - I've wanted this for a while, its the perfect book to read around christmas, I mean look at that cover, it just screams Christmas! And it was in the buy one get one half price in waterstones with The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks so I took the opportunity to pick it up!

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E.Lockhart - When I saw that E.Lockhart was coming to Liverpool (which is near to where I live) I decided to pick this one up, I'm in the middle of it and it is really enjoyable! Very intelligent and academic in the writing at points but I really like it and now my copy is SIGNED. 

More Than This by Patrick Ness - I'll be honest, I don't have a clue what this book is about. But I have heard nothing but good things about it and I have never read a book by Patrick Ness so when I saw this brand new for £1.99, yes you heard, I had to get it!

The Domesticated Brain by Bruce Hood - Those of you that saw my Winter TBR list have probably seen this before, this has been on my wishlist for quite a long time and I entered a giveaway with the psychologist magazine and won it... even better so, they asked me if I would review it for the magazine! (Hence why it was on my winter TBR) its basically all about the brain, why we do certain things, why we think certain ways and I have started this and it's super interesting so far!


So what have you bought recently? Have you read any of these books?

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12 comments

  1. Although Ava Lavender wasn't my thing, I loved More Than This. It looks like a monster of a book, but you'll breeze right through. It messes with your mind too, I think you'll really enjoy it. Let It Snow was okay for me, but if you're looking for an awesome Christmas read, try Dash and Lily's book of Dares. It's so funny and heartwarming, also set in New York. I'm going to have to grab a copy of that E Lockhart book, I loved We Were Liars!

    Thanks for sharing Becks and can't wait to see what you think of More Than This <3

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    1. to be honest I'm not sure if Ava Lavender will be my thing either but I really want to give it a try anyhow! I'm glad you enjoyed dash and Lily's, I know a lot of people have as well!

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  2. Ooh lovely haul! I have a copy of Ava Lavender but I haven't got around to it! Hopefully soon. I hope you enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thank you! If you get to it before me you'll have to let me know what you think :D

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  3. You have some books that I want… to read and steal! Kidding, don’t steal! :)) Happy reading!
    My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2014/12/stacking-shelves-21.html

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    1. Lol! I will protect my books with all my might! :P

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  4. Awesome haul! Let It Snow sounds like the perfect winter/Christmas read! I've heard really great things about it though I've never read it. I hope you enjoy all of your books. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yeah me too! I definitely needed something to get me into the christmas spirit!

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  5. Fantastic books this week! I hope you love all of them, especially Ava Lavender - it's been nominated for the Morris Award!

    My StS

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    1. Thank you! and Ohhh I didn't know that! Hopefully it lives up to expectations!

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  6. Haha, my friends been singing Christmas song since November. :/ I don't read Adult all that often (I think I've read around 3 or 4 this entire year) and those were mainly psychological thrillers (which is probably the only Adult ones I do read, haha) I've only read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, need to read her others. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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    1. Oh god if they were my friends I'd no longer speak to them! Just kidding :P and me either! I want to venture into it, especially the psychological thrillers (Psychology student, what what) and I have read books by her since I was about 14! It's so mad that she made this big comeback with we were liars!

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