December 2021 favorites

December 2021

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Meneseteung’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Another Christmas’ by William Trevor
  3. ‘Cold And Sunny’ by Maeve Brennan
  4. ‘Mr. Salary’ by Sally Rooney
  5. ‘Naga’ by R.K. Narayan
  6. ‘Even Pretty Eyes Commit Crimes’ by M.J. Hyland
  7. ‘You Are My Dear Friend’ by Madhuri Vijay
  8. ‘Rape Fantasies’ by Margaret Atwood
  9. ‘The Leaf-Sweeper’ by Muriel Spark
  10. ‘Midnight Mass’ by Machado de Assis
  11. ‘A Voyage To Cythera’ by Margaret Drabble
  12. ‘American Dreams’ by Peter Carey
  13. ‘Weekend’ by Shirley Hazzard
  14. ‘The Homecoming’ by Rabindraneth Tagore
  15. ‘Spirit Of Christmas’ by Jeanette Winterson
  16. ‘Our Sleeping Lungs Opened To The Cold’ by Elizabeth Tan
  17. ‘You Are Happy?’ by Akhil Sharma

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June 2021 favorites

June 2021

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘A Dedicated Man’ by Elizabeth Taylor
  2. ‘A Success Story’ by Margaret Drabble
  3. ‘Butcher’s Perfume’ by Sarah Hall
  4. ‘The Boots At The Holly-Tree Inn’ by Charles Dickens
  5. ‘An Abduction’ by Tessa Hadley
  6. ‘Crossing The Alps’ by Margaret Drabble
  7. ‘The Lumber-Room’ by Saki
  8. ‘Lappin And Lapinova’ by Virginia Woolf
  9. ‘Summer 1976’ by Chris Power
  10. ‘Mortmain’ by Graham Greene
  11. ‘The Spring Hat’ by H.E. Bates
  12. ‘A Day In The Life Of A Smiling Woman’ by Margaret Drabble
  13. ‘The Gifts Of War’ by Margaret Drabble
  14. ‘If It Keeps On Raining’ by Jon McGregor
  15. ‘She Said He Said’ by Hanif Kureishi
  16. ‘The Pier Falls’ by Mark Haddon
  17. ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Margaret Drabble
  18. ‘G-String’ by Nicola Barker
  19. ‘Louise’ by Somerset Maugham
  20. ‘Let Me Count The Times’ by Martin Amis
  21. ‘Wolf-Alice’ by Angela Carter
  22. ‘Nadine At Forty’ by Hilary Mantel

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