October 2020 favorites

October 2020

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Sphinx’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  2. ‘The Pram’ by Roddy Doyle
  3. ‘The Invalid, Or The Bedridden’ by Patricia Highsmith
  4. ‘The Female Novelist’ by Patricia Highsmith
  5. ‘Stone Mattress’ by Margaret Atwood
  6. ‘The Coquette’ by Patricia Highsmith
  7. ‘Mark Of Satan’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  8. ‘The Adventure Of The German Student’ by Washington Irving
  9. ‘You Can’t Be Any Poorer Than Dead’ by Flannery O’Connor
  10. ‘Paranoia’ by Shirley Jackson
  11. ‘The Hand’ by Patricia Highsmith
  12. ‘The Fully Licensed Whore, Or, The Wife’ by Patricia Highsmith
  13. ‘The Mirror’ by Haruki Murakami
  14. ‘Asleep In Armageddon’ by Ray Bradbury
  15. ‘The Middle-Class Housewife’ by Patricia Highsmith
  16. ‘The Breeder’ by Patricia Highsmith
  17. ‘The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid’ by H.G. Wells
  18. ‘The Bold Dragoon, Or The Adventure Of My Grandfather’ by Washington Irving
  19. ‘The Annex’ by Amy Hempel
  20. ‘The Afterlife’ by Jonathan Lethem

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December 2019 favorites

December 2019

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Bad Characters’ by Jean Stafford
  2. ‘The Possibility Of Evil’ by Shirley Jackson
  3. ‘The Loudest Voice’ by Grace Paley
  4. ‘Encarnación Mendoza’s Christmas Eve’ by Juan Bosch
  5. ‘The Discovery Of Christmas’ by Carson McCullers
  6. ‘The Christmas Turkey’ by Mário de Andrade
  7. ‘The Artist’ by Patricia Highsmith
  8. ‘Mortals’ by Tobias Wolff
  9. ‘Uncles’ by Peter Taylor
  10. ‘Santa Claus Is A White Man’ by John Henrik Clarke
  11. ‘The Cliff’ by Charles Baxter
  12. ‘Two Turtledoves’ by John O’Hara
  13. ‘His Final Mother’ by Reynolds Price
  14. ‘Sleep’ by Haruki Murakami
  15. ‘Rose’ by Mavis Gallant
  16. ‘On The Street Where You Live’ by Yiyun Li
  17. ‘All That’ by David Foster Wallace

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September 2019 favorites

September 2019

The September stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Secretary’ by Mary Gaitskill
  2. ‘The Elephant Vanishes’ by Haruki Murakami
  3. ‘Romantic Weekend’ by Mary Gaitskill
  4. ‘The Vane Sisters’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  5. ‘An Affair Of Honor’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  6. ‘The Girl Who Raised Pigeons’ by Edward P. Jones
  7. ‘Young Lions’ by Edward P. Jones
  8. ‘Breaking The News’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  9. ‘The Morning After The Big Fire’ by Maeve Brennan
  10. ‘The Store’ by Edward P. Jones
  11. ‘Music’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  12. ‘The Blanket’ by Mary Gaitskill
  13. ‘Because They Wanted To’ by Mary Gaitskill
  14. ‘Man-Eating Cats’ by Haruki Murakami
  15. ‘The Kidney-Shaped Stone That Moves Every Day’ by Haruki Murakami
  16. ‘A Butterfly On F Street’ by Edward P. Jones
  17. ‘His Mother’s House’ by Edward P. Jones
  18. ‘Birthday Girl’ by Haruki Murakami
  19. ‘A Dream Of Men’ by Mary Gaitskill
  20. ‘A New Man’ by Edward P. Jones
  21. ‘A Dark Night’ by Edward P. Jones
  22. ‘The Ice Man’ by Haruki Murakami
  23. ‘The Thunderstorm’ by Vladimir Nabokov

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