I got a wild hair and made a Google Document that divided all my books up into genres. Mostly genres I made up. It turns out, I have more short story collections on my list that I thought! I want to share them with you.
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor - This is one of my favorites. Firstly, that peacock! I love a good peacock drawing and this is extra relevant because she raised peacocks. Also, the stories are great. She was very insightful.
Novels and Stories by Shirley Jackson - I started this awhile back, but stopped halfway through the first story. It was so good, I had to save it for the perfect time. Do you ever do that? Save a book for the perfect time? What is the perfect time? Would you know it if you saw it? I don't know if I would.
![Christmas at Thompson Hall](https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1407109747l/20893319.jpg_
Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Stories by Anthony Trollope - I think I only have this because it's Anthony Trollope. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas stories, but Trollope might be different.
Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary by Taylor Pendergrass and Mateo Hoke - This is a collection of 13 stories by people in solitary confinement. The cells are usually six feet by ten feet. Hence the title.
Florida by Lauren Groff - Here we have a set of short stories set all over the state and all over history. Lauren Groff is a master of the short story.
A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley - This is appears to be a collection of short stories about regular people doing regular people things. Healing relationships. Finding themselves. I'm excited to see how this goes.
Snow in May: Stories by Kseniya Melnik - Stories set in Russia. Yes please.
Rational Creatures by Christina Boyd - These are stories about Jane Austen's characters that are not told in the original canon. I'm super excited about this one, for obvious reasons!
Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre by Tracy Chevalier - And now we have a similar set from the stories of Jane Eyre. Also inspiring much excitement!
Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country by Chavisa Woods - I feel this on a deep level. Not that I grew up in a terribly rural area, but I was Goth in a Catholic School. Same difference.
For the first time in 9 months, we have a list with literally zero YA books on it! Anything on this look good to you? Let me know.