Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader


This week’s theme is Top Ten Favourite Novellas/Short Stories and I absolutely love short stories! I’ve always loved reading a good short story that can hook me and make me think just as in-depth as any book can. For the ones I’ve listed this week I wrote a small non-spoilery summary and provided a link to each story.

Top Ten Favourite Novellas/Short Stories

  1. The Debutante by Leonora Carrington: One of my absolute favourites, this super short surreal story follows a young girl, a hyena, and a debutante ball.
  2. The Landlady by Roald DahlA young man goes finds an inn to stay the night in owned by a kind landlady.
  3. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol OatesA young girl who knows she’s pretty meets a strange man.
  4. A Rose for Emily by William FaulknerThe recluse Emily Grierson is dead and reader’s find out about her strange mysterious life.
  5. The Veldt by Ray BradburyIn the future, two children become obsessed playing in their computerized playroom that recreates different terrains and atmospheres worrying their parents.
  6. Barney by Will StantonA scientist on an island performs a number of experiments on a rat named Barney.
  7. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’ConnorA grandmother goes on a road trip with her family to Florida when their car breaks down and they meet a strange man.
  8. Twin Study by Stacey RichterAmanda only sees her identical twin Samantha once every four years at a California Twin Seminar where she is anxious to show her sister how great her life is.
  9. The Wife’s Story by Ursula K. LeGuinA wife grieves a horrible incident involving her husband, blood, and the moon.
  10. Desiree’s Baby by Kate ChopinA young adopted woman named Desiree has a baby which causes conflict with her husband.


11. Reunion by Arthur C. ClarkeAliens colonized Earth many many years ago and have returned to eradicate it of a plague.

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