Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Favorite Novellas/Short Stories.” I am terrible at reading novellas and short stories. I always say I’m going to, but I never get around to them. I can literally count the number of these kinds of books I’ve read on one hand. Which means this topic is a little impossible, so instead I’m sharing ten short story collections (and one novella, that’s Prime Meridian) that are on my TBR. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Various

2. All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages by Various

3. Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier

4. Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

5. Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

6. Toil Trouble: 15 Tales Of Women Witchcraft by Various

7. Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales by Various

8. The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernández

9. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

10. The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories by Rae Carson

Have you read any of these? Any of these on your TBR as well? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

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57 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Short Stories on my TBR

  1. Great way to make this topic work, Alicia! 🙂

    I don’t know that I’ve seen this ‘Witchcraft’ collection around the booksphere, but I have been seeing these types of collections a lot. I think the one I’ve read about most recently is a western collection. They sound fun! Happy Top Ten Tuesday.

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  2. I just got A Thousand Beginnings and Endings last week. Really hoping to read that one this year. I also have an anthology by Neil Gaiman but it is in Dutch and the title is so different I can never remember which it is, haha. Toil & Trouble looks so interesting. Have you also seen that Marieke Nijkamp is editing an anthology about disabled teens that comes out in september I believe? I’m keeping my eye on that one.

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  3. I am not a huge novella reader, because I feel like a lot of the ones I have tried from beloved series were like outtakes. I have been enjoying the Three Dark Crowns novellas, because I feel like they have provided some interesting information, which is supporting my theories.

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  4. Now that I think of it, I never read any short stories or novella. But I really want to read A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, I’ve heard great things bout that book!!

    I just discovered this song Carrie You With Me by Sami Simon and it’s pretty good!!

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  5. I have an MFA in fiction writing, and one thing all MFA people know is that those who come out of such programs are likely to write short stories because it’s easier to write those in the structure of an MFA class schedule than a novel. So I have read SO. MANY. short story collections in my day. But, a few years ago, my brain decided we were done with that. Last year, I only read ONE short story collection. I felt so bad!

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  6. So many of these are all in my TBR too! I really need to read more anthologies. There should definitely be a readathon or something so I can get through all the ones I want to try.

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  7. OK I’m so bad when it comes to short story collections. I always want to read them and then just never get around to picking them up. Definitely adding every single one of these to a list though because I think this is probably a good place to start with them.

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  8. Some of these are on my tbr too! Roshani Chokshi is one of my favorite authors so I’d love to read Star-Touched Stories! I’m also currently reading A Thousand Beginnings and Endings. It’s pretty good so far!

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