Best Short Story Collections

A list of the best collections of short stories, either anthologies with stories by multiple authors or collections with stories by one author.
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1,374 books · 906 voters · list created September 9th, 2008 by Michael (votes) .
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David 1172 books
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Max 18 books
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Reese 1107 books
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Nova 1576 books
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message 2: by Jc11king (new)

Jc11king Different Seasons has 4 novellas...they aren't short stories!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed Isn't It Pretty To Think So?. Spam. Not a short story collection.


message 4: by LindaJ^ (new)

LindaJ^ There are a lot of novels on this list. Don't people know what a short story is?


message 5: by Marportspang8 (new)

Marportspang8 that story is nice?


message 6: by Ingeborg (new)

Ingeborg Need a list of anthologies of short stories by multiple authors.


message 8: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 30, 2017 02:09AM) (new)

Booklovinglady A Visit from the Goon Squad (#38) shouldn't be on this list, in my opinion, as it is a novel... (even though at first one might think the book is a collection short stories).


message 9: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 30, 2017 02:14AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro has been deleted, as it is the only novel the author wrote. It even says so in the description of the book....


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