Stacking the Shelves #7

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I feel like I haven't done one of these in a very long time, though in reality it's been about a month. I have been slowly collecting some books and I thought that I would share them with you all because I really love reading these posts. So without further ado, lets get on with the books.



Look Whos Back by Timur Vermes - So me and Ren were in waterstones (because when are we not) and we saw this book and were like "oh whats that it looks like it's about hitler" so we read the back and Ren was like "Okay so it's Hitler coming back to life in 2011" and then we both saw... that not only does he come back to life... but he becomes a youtube star. How on earth could we pass this up?!

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - I was kindly sent this by the lovely ladies over at Book Passion for Life and I have heard a lot of hype about this one as well as her newer book. But I have no idea what it is about... sorry.

Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People by Linda Merz-Perez and Kathleen Heide -  Another purchase from wolfgang vintage over on instagram, it's a psychology book, never heard of it before and it's about how animal cruelty in childhood is the first signs of violence as an adult, interesting huh?

Encyclopedia Paranoiaca by Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard - I saw this reduced in waterstones for £4 (like how often does that happen) and it looked really interesting, it's basically a book full of things that can hurt/kill/give you disease, as if I wasn't paranoid enough but I think I'll enjoy this one.

Forensics by Val McDermid - My lovely mother got me this one, she pointed it out whilst we were in ASDA and she got a book too (yes I get my obsession from her) and she reads Val McDermoids fiction and she said everything she writes is really gorey, so I was intrigued.

Socrates Defence by Plato (Penguin Little Black Classics) - The first little black classic that I bought! I really wanted to get my hands on a few of these (they're only 80p each, no joke) and I had to get something from good old plato!

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis - As soon as I saw this book on the table of Picador classics in waterstones I fell in love. I've seen the film and I adored it, I have been wanting to pick the book up for a while and I just fell in love with the cover so had to get it. (Also Christian Bale is in the film so thats a bonus)

DSM 5 by American Psychiatric Association - Strange story behind this one. My dear old Nan told me that she had a dream that there was a £300 textbook that I needed for university and no one would buy for me so she did, and then my mum was like "I know theres a book she wants thats like £80" and my nan was like "what is it I'll treat you" and I am so eternally greatful that she got this for me, it's the latest diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders. This is essentially a book full of all the known mental disorders and their symptoms, I already have the edition before this which I found incredibly cheap on ebay (£7!) and now I have the latest one!

Wonder by R.J. Palacio - Heard wonderful things about this book. All I know is that it is about a boy who was born with a facial disfigurement and about how he deals with this. It was in the buy one get one half price when i got Look Who's back!

The Passionate Mind: How Children with Autism Learn by Wendy Lawson - If you didn't know I did a placement just before Christmas with a disability school and I was in the class with children with Autism. This placement was something I had to do for university and I had to do a research question whilst I was there so I chose to study how do children with Autism learn, I got this to help me write up my report. Also, I found this placement so interesting and learnt so much.

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frieddrich Engels (Penguin Little Black Classics) - The second classic I got! I think this is probably something that most people should know about and read at some point in their life, for no reason other than knowledge. (I know, I'm a nerd.)

Your Undergraduate Psychology Project by Mark Forshaw - Recommended textbook when I went to my final lecture of my second year (yes my lectures are done!) I just have my exams left now, but I'm going to be helping a lecturer with their research over the summer and I also wanted to get a headstart and get prepared for my dissertation so I got the book now!

Still Alice by Lisa Genova - Recently turned into a film, this is the story of a woman with Alzheimer's disease, This is another area I am interested in, and when I saw it in the works I decided to pick it up!

Aphorisms on Love and Hate by Friedrich Nietzsche (Penguin Little Black Classics) - My third and final little black classic! I couldn't resist, I learnt a bit about Nietzsche at GCSE and found his ideas really interesting so decided to pick this one up!

Have you read any of these books? What have you been buying recently?

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26 comments

  1. Most of these are new to me, but I definitely liked The Sky is Everywhere. I hope you'll enjoy it and all the rest!

    My StS!

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  2. I saw one of my classmates reading Wonder os I hope you like it.
    MY STACKING THE SHELVES

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  3. Great list!! I've seen The Sky Is Everywhere around but I haven't read it yet. Enjoy!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' StS

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    1. I am looking forward to it! Thank you :D

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  4. I've heard a lot about Wonder but it isn't my kind of book. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. Thats fair enough! It's like I don't like fantasy/sci fi books, I've never even read harry potter! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I adore The Sky Is Everywhere. It's such a beautiful book. I hope you enjoy these books. My Haul!

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    1. That sounds like something I would enjoy, it seems like it would be poetically written and I just adore that about books.

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  6. I read Wonder a while ago and thought it was extremely well written. Enjoy all your books! :)

    Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf

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    1. Ohh yay! I'm excited for this one!

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  7. That is a lot of books. The only one I’ve read is Wonder. I hope you like it more than I did. It was too sappy for me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. This is what happens when I don't haul for nearly two months! I would blame university but only three of them are for university.. oops. And I welcome the opinion! I look forward to seeing if mine differs :P

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  8. Aww Wonder! My younger sister absolutely adores that book. It is completely deserving of all those wonderful things, in her opinion:) Enjoy your reads!

    Claire @ Cover to Cover

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    1. Oh yay! I know it's aimed at a younger audience but I thought there might be younger audiences out there and hey who knows if I enjoy it and it teaches good things I'll pass it onto my children! :D

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  9. Great haul! I've been meaning to pick up a copy of Wonder for a while now because a lot of people seem to love it. I hope you enjoy! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yes it does seem to be everywhere doesn't it! It's mad really that I haven't picked it up before!

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  10. You have a very eclectic haul there, Becky. I hope you'll enjoy the books, and that you'll be ready to help doing research over the summer.
    Have a great weekend!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Oh I definitely have a wide range of interests! It's a bit strange really but I do enjoy them! and thank you. I hope the research goes well :D and hope you had a great weekend!

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  11. Great haul! I really love Wonder, it's one of the most emotional books I've read in years and it really connected with me on an emotional level.
    -Jon from Bookish Antics

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    1. I have a feeling this will be similar to what I will feel with this book! I have a sense that I may connect with the characters a lot. Especially because I've heard that it's never actually discussed on what the main character looks like?

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  12. Still Alice is an amazing read! I really need to read Wonder too - not sure why I have put it off for so long!
    new follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Thank you for the follow! :D Hope you stick around ^_^

      I am really interested in Alzheimers, I've had a few lectures on it in university and it's just so heartbreaking but so interesting.

      You should get wonder! I'm such an enabler :3

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  13. I read Still Alice a few months ago, and I loved it so much. I can't wait to watch the movie!

    <a href="www.paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2015/03/stacking-shelves-1.html”>My STS</a>

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    1. One of the reasons I got it was because I really wanted to watch the movie but I always try to read the book first! I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

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