Stacking the Shelves #8

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Remember me? Yes, I know it has been a while but I swear I have a good excuse. Exams! It's taken over my life right now, I had my two big ones this week that were essay exams (boo) and my next exam is open book so I thought I would take time to write a post for you all! I'm also stewarding for the BPS Annual Psychology Conference next week so may be absent then as well (oops) but I will try my best to at least get one post up! But anyway...Another month, another stacking the shelves! Heres what I've bought this month. I decided this time to put in brackets what I paid for them and also link them up so that if anyone wants to get them for yourself you can! The links are all from amazon unless I got them online elsewhere.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (£1.99) - I went on a bit of a classic binge and decided to buy some of the Wordsworth classics which are only £1.99 each! There are loads which I wanted and I did have to restrain myself, these are all books that I think everyone should probably read in their lifetime, in fact this one was mentioned on BBC the big read list of books to read before you die, and I have heard a few people mention it so I thought I would pick war and peace up!

Looking for Madeleine by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (Sent by Headline) - I requested this book from headline and they kindly sent it to me, I'm incredibly interested in both non-fiction and fictional crime, I thought that this would be an insightful read as I haven't read too much on this case due to me being around 12 years old when she went missing.

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (£2.50) - So I've had a lot of mention of Darwin and Evolution in my Psychology lectures and seeing it for £2.50 I couldn't resist and decided to get this one as well,

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (£8.99) - I got two treats for myself for getting 82% in a piece of coursework and this cover matches my animal farm and 1984, I am so excited to read this one!

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald (£1.99) -  I have actually never read this book myself and I haven't seen the film either so I decided that I would get this one and i'm surprised at how small the book is! I've started to read some of this but due to my exams I haven't finished many books in a while.

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (£1.99) - This was a completely random purchase, I have never heard of this one before but after reading the summary it seemed quite interesting and so... I added it to my basket! I'm a sucker for anything related to insanity.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (£1.99) - This book is the reason I started looking at these classics, I was actually watching Coronation Street and one of the characters had lent this book to another character and I realised that I don't own nor have I ever read it, and the way the character spoke about the book had me intrigued.

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among us by Robert D. Hare (£14.99) - my second present to myself for getting 82% in a piece of coursework, a book I have wanted for so long because Robert D. Hare is the leading psychologist on psychopaths and the creator of the psychopath checklist, I've always been so interested in this and am so glad I own this now.

The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoevsky (£1.99) - Another completely random purchase that had me intrigued from reading the description, plus Fyodor is supposed to be an incredible author.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (£1.99) - Another one that I have never read and really need to, it's such a classic and everyone seems to love this one, it definitely sounds like my kind of thing and I can't wait to get into this one.

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (£3.99 from HMV) - My mum and I decided to go shopping together because she got some vouchers as a goodbye present fro her job as she has got a new one! We went into HMV and both of us bought books! I can't wait to get into this one, I've heard how weird and wonderful it is and I haven't even seen the film, all I know is its something to do with drugs.

He's just not that into you by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (£2.99 from HMV) - This is literally one of my all time favourite films and I decided to get the book version because it seemed quite quirky and a nice simple book that might be a good read after something heavy!

Hippo Eats Dwarf by Alex Boese (£2.99 from HMV) - A book that has been on my wishlist for a very long time, I really enjoyed his other book Elephants on acid and when I saw this I knew that I needed to get it, especially for that price.

How I lost you by Jenny Blackhurst (Sent by Headline) - This book is one that I have found hard to put down recently, I keep having to tell myself to stop and do revision, I'm really enjoying it, its so interesting and right up my street and I can't wait to sink my teeth in after my exams.

How have you all been?! What have you bought recently? Have you read any of these books?

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  1. I love that cover for the Great Gatsby! Happy Reading! Awesome Haul by the way.

    Tina, The Bookworm

    1. Thanks so much! and yes I love the cover too :D