In Search of Short Stories

Books, Reading, Short Stories By Nov 01, 2017 2 Comments

(Some of) my collection of short story collections

November is traditionally the month of NaNoWriMo for many writers (good luck to all of you taking part!) but for me, this year it’s all about the short story. I’m in the second week of a five-week Short Fiction Masterclass and, around doing this, I’m spending time reading stories from those collections I own. Having gathered some of them together (not pictured are collections by Margaret Atwood or William Trevor), I realise this reading spree is going to take me on past the five, now four remaining weeks of the course!

I’ve just added The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachico (not pictured) thanks to her shortlisting for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017. But I want to hear from you and know what you’d recommend I read. Do you have a favourite short story or short story collection? Is it one of those pictured* above? Let me know what it is by leaving a comment below.

*If you have trouble reading some of the titles, click on the picture for a slightly clearer image.



  1. BookerTalk says:

    I don’t read that many short story collections – its a genre I find rather unsatisfying. But I can recommend one collection; The Redemption of Galen Pike which is by Carys Davies

    1. kath says:

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve read one of the stories before – Bonnet appeared in Red Room: Stories inspired by the Brontës. I enjoyed that and look forward to reading the others in the collection.

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