Stacking the Shelves #712:00 AM
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?