December 2017 favorites

December 2017

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Vanka’ by Anton Chekhov
  2. ‘Master Eustace’ by Henry James
  3. ‘Christmas Poem’ by John O’Hara
  4. ‘Brothers’ by Sherwood Anderson
  5. ‘Cat Person’ by Kristen Roupenian
  6. ‘Christmas Gift’ by Robert Penn Warren
  7. ‘Snow Angel’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  8. ‘The Last Night Of The World’ by Ray Bradbury
  9. ‘Uncle Raymond’ by Nelson Eubanks
  10. ‘Christmas Freud’ by David Rakoff
  11. ‘The Sunday After Christmas’ by Mavis Gallant
  12. ‘Where You’ll Find Me’ by Ann Beattie
  13. ‘Through The Tunnel’ by Doris Lessing
  14. ‘The Angel Of The Bridge’ by John Cheever
  15. ‘Nobody’s Story’ by Charles Dickens
  16. ‘A Different Kind Of Imperfection’ by Thomas Beller
  17. ‘Christmas By Injunction’ by O. Henry
  18. ‘The Errors Of Santa Claus’ by Stephen Leacock
  19. ‘The Feast Of Nemesis’ by Saki

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December 2016 favorites

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December 2016

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Final Problem’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. ‘A Worn Path’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘Domestic Life In America’ by John Updike
  4. ‘O Tannenbaum’ by Maile Meloy
  5. ‘Ben’ by Kay Boyle
  6. ‘The Poor Relation’s Story’ by Charles Dickens
  7. ‘The Christmas Masquerade’ by Mary Wilkins Freeman
  8. ‘The Centerpiece’ by Peter Matthiessen
  9. ‘Merry Christmas’ by Stephen Leacock
  10. ‘Bertie’s Christmas Eve’ by Saki
  11. ‘Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desire’ by Michael Tournier
  12. ‘The Christmas Story’ by Vladimir Nabokov
  13. ‘Christmas; Or, The Good Fairy’ by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  14. ‘Grandmother’s Christmas Story’ by Faith Wynne
  15. ‘The World In A Bowl Of Soup: A Christmas Story” by Annie Dillard

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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