November 2020 favorites

November 2020

The November stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Love Letter’ by George Saunders
  2. ‘A Temporary Matter’ by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. ‘The Lie’ by Maeve Brennan
  4. ‘The Dead’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  5. ‘The Lady With The Pet Dog’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  6. ‘The Clever One’ by Maeve Brennan
  7. ‘Going To Meet The Man’ by James Baldwin
  8. ‘Horses In The Night’ by Margaret Laurence
  9. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  10. ‘The Old Man Of The Sea’ by Maeve Brennan
  11. ‘The Metamorphosis’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  12. ‘The Devil In Us’ by Maeve Brennan
  13. ‘The Barrel Of Rumors’ by Maeve Brennan
  14. ‘Fern’ by Jean Toomer
  15. ‘John Inglefield’s Thanksgiving’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16. ‘The Boy Who Painted Christ Black’ by John Henrik Clarke
  17. ‘Mouses’ by Thom Jones
  18. ‘Housewife’ by Amy Hempel
  19. ‘Where I Lived, And What I Lived For’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  20. ‘My Brother At The Canadian Border’ by Sholeh Wolpé

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July 2018 favorites

July 2018

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘So Peaceful In The Country’ by Carl Ruthven Offord
  2. ‘God Bless America’ by John Oliver Killens
  3. ‘Muttsy’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. ‘Sanctuary’ by Nella Larsen
  5. ‘Blood-Burning Moon’ by Jean Toomer
  6. ‘On Trains’ by James Alan McPherson
  7. ‘Landladies’ by Langston Hughes
  8. ‘Kiswana Browne’ by Gloria Naylor
  9. ‘Simple On Military Integration’ by Langston Hughes
  10. ‘Condemned House’ by Lucille Boehm
  11. ‘Simple Prays A Prayer’ by Langston Hughes
  12. ‘Feet Live Their Own Life’ by Langston Hughes
  13. ‘Steady Going Up’ by Maya Angelou
  14. ‘Exodus’ by James Baldwin
  15. ‘Mother’ by Andrea Lee
  16. ‘Long Distances’ by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  17. ‘Simple On Indian Blood’ by Langston Hughes
  18. ‘Conversation On The Corner’ by Langston Hughes
  19. ‘The Diary Of An African Nun’ by Alice Walker
  20. ‘Vacation’ by Langston Hughes

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June 2016 favorites

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June 2016

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Overcoat’ by Nikolai Gogol
  2. ‘Diary Of A Madman’ by Nikolai Gogol
  3. ‘The Swim Team’ by Miranda July
  4. ‘Nevsky Prospect’ by Nikolai Gogol
  5. ‘Unjust’ by Richard Bausch
  6. ‘Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka And His Aunt’ by Nikolai Gogol
  7. ‘Idiots First’ by Bernard Malamud
  8. ‘Under The Radar’ by Richard Ford
  9. ‘The Carriage’ by Nikolai Gogol
  10. ‘Accident At The Sugarbeet’ by Tom Drury
  11. ‘Privacy’ by Richard Ford
  12. ‘Calling’ by Richard Ford
  13. ‘Puppy’ by Richard Ford
  14. ‘A Day’ by William Trevor
  15. ‘Reunion’ by Richard Ford
  16. ‘Esther’ by Jean Toomer
  17. ‘The King Of Norway’ by Amos Oz

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October 2015 favorites

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October 2015

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Don’t Look Now’ by Daphne du Maurier
  2. ‘Leiningen Versus The Ants’ by Carl Stephenson
  3. ‘The Cask Of Amontillado’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  4. ‘Strawberry Spring’ by Stephen King
  5. ‘The Masque Of The Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  6. ‘Miriam’ by Truman Capote
  7. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs
  8. ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  9. ‘In The Red Room’ by Paul Bowles
  10. ‘The Lawnmower Man’ by Stephen King
  11. ‘The Black Cat’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  12. ‘Silent Snow, Secret Snow’ by Conrad Aiken
  13. ‘Becky’ by Jean Toomer
  14. ‘The Fall Of The House Of Usher’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  15. ‘The Pedestrian’ by Ray Bradbury
  16. ‘The Pit And The Pendulum’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  17. ‘The Use Of Force’ by William Carlos Williams
  18. ‘1408’ by Stephen King
  19. ‘Down To A Sunless Sea’ by Neil Gaiman
  20. ‘Hop-Frog’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  21. ‘The Boogeyman’ by Stephen King
  22. ‘Here There Be Tygers’ by Stephen King
  23. ‘The Hedgehog’ by Saki