Another Top Ten Tuesday AND I AM SO UNBELIEVABLY PUMPED FOR THIS WEEK’S THEME I CAN HARDLY HANDLE IT!
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
- 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.
- The Landlady by Roald Dahl: A young man goes finds an inn to stay the night in owned by a kind landlady.
- Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates: A young girl who knows she’s pretty meets a strange man.
- A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner: The recluse Emily Grierson is dead and reader’s find out about her strange mysterious life.
- The Veldt by Ray Bradbury: In the future, two children become obsessed playing in their computerized playroom that recreates different terrains and atmospheres worrying their parents.
- Barney by Will Stanton: A scientist on an island performs a number of experiments on a rat named Barney.
- A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor: A grandmother goes on a road trip with her family to Florida when their car breaks down and they meet a strange man.
- Twin Study by Stacey Richter: Amanda 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.
- The Wife’s Story by Ursula K. LeGuin: A wife grieves a horrible incident involving her husband, blood, and the moon.
- Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin: A young adopted woman named Desiree has a baby which causes conflict with her husband.