Stacking the Shelves #6

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyngas Reviews
Well I haven't done a stacking the shelves since I told you what I got for Christmas! So I think that it was about time that I tell you what I have been buying recently, and there has been a certain store that I have been incredibly obsessed with! The store is wolfgang vintage which is a store associated with instagram where she has flash sales of old/rare/vintage and sometimes new books! She's incredibly reliable, based in America and you have to grab the book first before its gone! I highly recommend checking her out.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - A beautiful 1985 edition of this book, I'm not entirely sure what it is about but I have heard the phrase "It's a catch-22" used when something is sort of an unsolvable puzzle so it had me intrigued and when I saw it on wolfgang vintage I snapped it up!

Vintage 1984 by George Orwell - This was what started my vintage book rampage, this is one of my all time favourite books and i found a 1955 version of it for £5 on ebay and I had to get it, the book is older than my parents for god sake! I needed it in my life, I can't afford a first edition as it's £1,000's so this third edition will have to do.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon - This isn't a book that I bought, but if you didn't know this is one of my all time favourites, it's from the perspective of a boy with Autism and it's incredibly interesting and as I have worked with autistic children it's actually quite accurate. But anyway, my dad cleaned out his and my mums bedroom and theres draws that are part of the bed and there's one thats right next to my mums bedside table so obviously you can't get to it anymore and it was full of books! Yes, she's a reader like me, and it had my copy of this hidden in there! After me thinking I'd given it away, terrible.

Tales of Edgar Allen Poe Illustrated by Barry Moser - Can you believe I've never read edgar allen poe? This is a book I also got off wolfgang vintage, decided to change that I'd never read anything by him and if I enjoy it shall treat myself to the beautiful barnes and noble edition to add to my collection!

The Shoemaker by Flora Rheta Schreiber - I wanted this off wolfgang vintage but someone else beat me to it! So I ordered one from ebay, if you recognise the author this is the author of Sybil, the woman with a lot of personalities and was made into a film. I had no idea there were other books by her and as soon as I saw it, I needed it.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - I haven't read this yet *the shame* and this was also on wolfgang vintage so I jumped at the chance to have an older copy.

I was here by Gayle Forman - Her new book! yayayay! I was going to wait to get this but guess what? I'm going to meet her tomorrow! I really wanted to get this one signed as it surrounds suicide and definitely sounds like something I would enjoy.

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey - I bought this on a complete whim in tesco, but it sounded really intriguing. This is about a woman who has amnesia, she can forget her family and friends but one thing she does remember is that her best friend, Elizabeth is missing and she delves into it to try and solve the 70 year old mystery.

Love Hurts by Various Authors - I'll be honest, I was expecting that this book was going to be brand new short stories from all the authors which is what I was excited about, I thought it was a sort of valentines version of my true love gave to me, but it's actually extracts of existing books from the authors that surround love. I wasn't too affected by this though as the majority of them I haven't read anyway, luckily the Markus Zusak book was I am the messenger! So if there are books by these authors you want to try or you haven't tried these authors at all, definitely look into this as it will help you decide.

What have you bought recently? Have you read any of these books?

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  1. Lots of great books this week! I Was Here isn't my favourite Gayle Forman - but it's definitely still a good read!

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    1. I hope I enjoy it! The only other Gayle Forman I have read is if I stay!

  2. I was just thinking about 1984 earlier this week when I was trying to come up with books I cannot believe I have not read. I really need to fix that. My co-blogger really enjoys Gayle Forman's work, they are a bit too sad and contemporary for me but I do here they are awesome! Enjoy!

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    1. I absolutely adore 1984! You have to read it, it makes you think and completely messes with your head!

      I love contemporary books especially books surrounding mental illness.

    2. Some lovely books! I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime years ago and I really enjoyed it! :)

    3. I can't stress enough how much I love that book!