Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Short Stories

So, I lied. The list of short stories includes some very good ones that I couldn’t trim the list to include just 10.

  1. This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
    Jon McGregor (2012)11866341

The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks. The stories in McGregor’s collection have stayed with me for months on end. They are linked by a unity of place – the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge – and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. As Maggie O’Farrell put it in her Guardian review: “The stories wrap themselves around the wholly disconcerting premise that catastrophes can rear up in anyone’s life without warning.”

2. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Raymond Carver (1976) Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Short Stories”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books!

As a motivation to myself, I decided to start the Top Ten Tuesdays. Every week I will post a list of things that I think are perfect in their own right. I think, everyone will find at least one from the long list that appeals to them. This is an exercise in improving the frequency of my posts and will push me to keep doing this, which makes me happy!

The theme for this week is Books! Surprise? Not so much. Since, books have a universal appeal and I have a feeling that the WordPress reader base has an affinity towards books (wink,  nudge, wink 😉 )

These are a mix of some of my comfort books, books perfect for a rainy day or just a light read. Each will be accompanied by a link to its Goodreads review, and the Amazon purchase link, for your ease. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books!”

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