Take a break from novels with these essential short tory collections.
If you struggle to make your way through lengthy novels, then it may be time to try one of the 27 best short stories available. Short stories allow you to immerse yourself in new characters and situations every time you start a new section, and the best short story collections manage to feel just as rich and transportive as lengthy novels.
Perhaps you like stories set in reality. Maybe you enjoy stories that incorporate elements of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism. Whether you like books that are funny, dark, moving, or enlightening, there's a story collection that will likely appeal to you. Here are 27 short story collections that will stick with you long after you finish them.