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18 Best Short Stories Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Short Stories books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best short stories books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    Her Body and Other Parties
  2. 2
    What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
    Stories of Your Life and Others
  4. 4
    Tenth of December
  5. 5
    Men Without Women
  6. 6
    Homesick for Another World
  7. 7
    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
  8. 9
    This Is How You Lose Her
  9. 10
    The Thing Around Your Neck

    The Thing Around Your Neck

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  10. 12
    The Dark Dark
  11. 13
    The Complete Stories

    The Complete Stories

    Flannery O'Connor

  12. 14
    Sour Heart
  13. 15
    Objects of Desire

    Objects of Desire


    Clare Sestanovich

  14. 16
    Man V. Nature
  15. 17
    Dear Life

    Dear Life


    Alice Munro


  • How was this Short Stories books list created?

    We searched for 'best Short Stories books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Short Stories books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Short Stories books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Short Stories books on the internet.

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