Top 5:
Short Story Collections I Want To Read

I haven't read that many short stories, but a lot of them have been popping up on my radar lately, so I thought I would share five I would like to read very soon.

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I recently read Americanah by Adichie and it's easily one of the best books I've ever read. I am in need of more from this author, so I definitely need to get this soon!

At The Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson

First of all, this cover is a thing of glory (and I'm even scared of bees, so that says something). This is a collection of science fiction stories, which sounds right up my alley.

How To Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

This is contemporary collection, and I've heard great things about this. It has also won some awards, which is usually a good sign.

The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr

Another author that I adore and want to read more from! Doerr writes beautifully, so it'll be interesting to see if it shines through in this.

The Last Animal by Abby Geni

Basically... I just really like this cover. I've read some fantastic reviews of this as well.

What do you think of short story collections? Have you read any good ones?


  1. After reading All the Light We Cannot See and falling in love with Anthony Doerr's writing, I definitely want to read The Shell Collector! Can't wait to see what you think of it.

    1. He's so good! Can't wait to read it when I get my hands on it :D

  2. I haven't really read any short stories yet ... I think I'm a bit hesitant and just need to read a very, very good short story to get into it!

    1. Totally get that! Maybe when I've reviewed some, you'll find something you think sounds great :D


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