Hello! As February was definitely not the best reading month for me, due to school and work (which have been soooo time consuming), I have only read 3 books and a few short stories. I don't usually share my short stories readings, but I've read some really interesting ones this month and in case you want to help your reading challenge like me, these might be a great way to do so! Enjoy!
1. Héloïse, by Anne Hébert
This is a French book I read for my French class, and it was quite interesting. It has to do with a vampire, but is definitely not what you'd expect. It was really subtle and intriguing the whole time, although I was left really confused by the ending. However, it was super easy to read and a fun read! 4/5.
2. The Lady with the Dog, by Anton Chekhov
This is a short story I read for my English class, and I really enjoyed it. The writing was amazing (like any Chekhov work) and the ending leaves you thinking. However, I'm not a fan of the fact that they both fall in love despite being married soo... 4/5.
3. Barn Burning, by William Faulkner
I've been wanting to read one of Faulkner's work and this short story was a great read to get into his writing style. I loved the story overall and found it really entertaining for a short story! 5/5.
4. The Open Boat, by Stephen Crane
This is a short story that I have absolutely loved! The symbolism and the Man vs Nature aspect really made this story entertaining and intriguing. 5/5.
5. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
If you're looking for a really short story that's entertaining, you will love this one. It was funny and lighthearted but also serious and somewhat educational! 4/5.
6. The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith
I was really disappointed with this book, to be honest. I had such high hopes for it, because it was about travelling and love, but it ended up not meeting my standards at all and I find that the relationship felt unreal, but also that nothing really happened. The ending left me skeptical as well, which is why I will only be giving this a 3/5.
7. Aliss, by Patrick Sénécal
If you aren't from Quebec, chances are, you won't know this author. He is one of my absolute favourites, and this book did not disappoint me! It was suspenseful, gory and incredibly intriguing. I don't recommend this for younger readers! 5/5.