August 2022 favorites

August 2022

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Murder’ by John Steinbeck
  2. ‘San Francisco’ by Amy Hempel
  3. ‘Iona Moon’ by Melanie Rae Thon
  4. ‘The Canoeists’ by Rick Bass
  5. ‘The Walk’ by Elizabeth Strout
  6. ‘Snow Blind’ by Elizabeth Strout
  7. ‘The Train’ by Flannery O’Connor
  8. ‘Greyhound People’ by Alice Adams
  9. ‘Elk’ by Rick Bass
  10. ‘The Story Of Keesh’ by Jack London
  11. ‘Fish And Fences’ by Veeda Bybee
  12. ‘Son In The Afternoon’ by John A. Williams
  13. ‘Officer Friendly’ by Lewis Robinson
  14. ‘Going To Shrewsbury’ by Sarah Orne Jewett
  15. ‘The Go-Getter’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  16. ‘The Naked Lady’ by Madison Smartt Bell
  17. ‘The Walled Garden’ by Peter Taylor
  18. ‘The Alaska Of Giants And Gods’ by Dave Eggers
  19. ‘From 100 Elvis Stories’ by Lisa Walker
  20. ‘What I Hear’ by Mary Robison

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August 2021 favorites

August 2021

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Mad Lomasneys’ by Frank O’Connor
  2. ‘Bluebell Meadow’ by Benedict Kiely
  3. ‘Bravado’ by William Trevor
  4. ‘Upturned’ by Frank O’Connor
  5. ‘The Trout’ by Sean O’Faolain
  6. ‘News For The Church’ by Frank O’Connor
  7. ‘The Mouth Of The Cave’ by Edna O’Brien
  8. ‘The Day We Got Our Own Back’ by Maeve Brennan
  9. ‘Unread Messages’ by Sally Rooney
  10. ‘The Majesty Of The Law’ by Frank O’Connor
  11. ‘Lord Emsworth Acts For The Best’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  12. ‘The Sugawn Chair’ by Sean O’Faolain
  13. ‘Unholy Living And Half Dying’ by Sean O’Faolain
  14. ‘Color And Light’ by Sally Rooney
  15. ‘The Wine Breath’ by John McGahern
  16. ‘Everything In This Country Must’ by Colum McCann
  17. ‘A Dead Cert’ by Sean O’Faolain
  18. ‘The Poteen Maker’ by Michael McLaverty
  19. ‘Up The Bare Stairs’ by Sean O’Faolain
  20. ‘Who’s-Dead McCarthy’ by Kevin Barry
  21. ‘The Curfew’ by Roddy Doyle
  22. ‘Judas’ by Frank O’Connor
  23. ‘Legend For A Painting’ by Julia O’Faolain
  24. ‘On The Empty Shore’ by Seosamh Mac Grianna
  25. ‘(She Owns) Every Thing’ by Anne Enright

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August 2019 favorites

August 2019

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Pig-hoo-o-o-o-e-y’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  2. ‘The Peace Of Utrecht’ by Alice Munro
  3. ‘Charles’ by Shirley Jackson
  4. ‘The Thistles In Sweden’ by William Maxwell
  5. ‘In The White Night’ by Ann Beattie
  6. ‘No One’s A Mystery’ by Elizabeth Tallent
  7. ‘The Patterns Of Love’ by William Maxwell
  8. ‘The Trojan Women’ by William Maxwell
  9. ‘What’s Your Problem?’ by Robert Boles
  10. ‘The Pilgrimage’ by William Maxwell
  11. ‘Heaven On A Summer Night’ by Ann Beattie
  12. ‘The Poor Orphan Girl’ by William Maxwell
  13. ‘The Lookout’ by Cyrus Colter
  14. ‘Coney Island’ by Ann Beattie
  15. ‘Pygmalion’ by John Updike
  16. ‘Lofty’ by Ann Beattie
  17. ‘High School’ by Ann Beattie
  18. ‘To The Moon And Back’ by Etgar Keret

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July 2019 favorites

July 2019

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Ugly Duckling’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. ‘Too Early Spring’ by Stephen Vincent Benét
  3. ‘When We Went To See The End Of The World By Dawnie Morningside, Age 11¼’ by Neil Gaiman
  4. ‘The Nightingale And The Rose’ by Oscar Wilde
  5. ‘The Remarkable Rocket’ by Oscar Wilde
  6. ‘The Devoted Friend’ by Oscar Wilde
  7. ‘The Moon Child Of Wolfe Creek’ by Jesse Stuart
  8. ‘The Coming Of The King’ by Laura E. Richards
  9. ‘The Gray Hare’ by Leo Tolstoy
  10. ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde
  11. ‘The Wish’ by Roald Dahl
  12. ‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde
  13. ‘Breaking The Pig’ by Etgar Keret
  14. ‘Lars Farf, Excessively Fearful Father And Husband’ by George Saunders
  15. ‘The Shirt-Collar’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  16. ‘How The Camel Got His Hump’ by Rudyard Kipling
  17. ‘The Mixer II: He Moves In Society’ by P.G. Wodehouse

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