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18 Best Short Stories Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Short Stories books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best short stories books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  3. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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  7. 9
  8. 10

    The Thing Around Your Neck

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  9. 12
  10. 13

    The Complete Stories

    Flannery O'Connor

  11. 14
  12. 15

    Objects of Desire

    Stories

    Clare Sestanovich

  13. 16
  14. 17

FAQ

  • 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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