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Emma by Jane Austen
Adult Fiction

Emma by Jane Austen

This took me so so so long to read. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy the book, because I did. You can see how much I loved it by my rating. But I have so many books on my TBR…

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Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
Adult Fiction

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would. It’s very similar in style and also content to Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber. Fair warning like The Bloody Chamber this book is laden with violence, graphic sex and sexual violence.…

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Adult Fiction

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Very very slowly my course books are starting to enter the modern era…yes 1899 is positively futuristic in comparison to some of the books I’ve had to read. Heart of Darkness however, isn’t my favourite of the bunch. I’m enjoying…

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Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Adult Fiction

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

I’ve come to realise that any book I read for my course in the moment of reading it I will hate it. Just a little. The actual story and concept of Orlando I adored. The fact I’ve had to read…

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Evelina by Frances Burney
Adult Fiction

Evelina by Frances Burney

If you think back a few posts you might recall my slight tirade about Moll Flanders and its lack of chapters… Evelina also doesn’t have chapters. Instead, it’s written in letter form. A ‘chapter’ can be half a page or…

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