Sometimes, as readers, you want great storytelling, but you don’t want the commitment that a full-length book requires. That’s when you need some great short stories or a collection of them. But short stories are so much more than just a quick fix. Beautifully written short stories have the capability to give you a wide range of emotions in just a few pages.
So whether you’re looking for a quick reading fix or just wanting great storytelling without the commitment, select one or more of our most anticipated short stories of winter 2022.
In a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women–including one never-before-published novella–New York Times bestseller, Laura Lippman showcases why she is one of today’s top crime writers.
A witty, warm, and irreverent book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.
From the acclaimed author of Red Island House, Andrea Lee’s brilliant, outrageous collection of short stories confronts identity, desire, colliding cultures, and self-discovery.
Morgan Thomas’s Manywhere features lush and uncompromising stories about characters crossing geographical borders and gender binaries.
An incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators, edited by Book Riot columnist and librarian Jessica Pryde.
A timely collection of deeply personal, uplifting, and powerful essays that celebrate the redemptive strength of Black joy–in the vein of Black Girls Rock, You Are Your Best Thing, and I Really Needed This Today.
A bold and playful collection of erotic stories written by some of the world’s finest writers. The twist? Each story is “anonymous,” allowing for tales as subtle or explicit, strange or familiar, tender or fierce as each writer wishes—leaving readers to guess who wrote what.
This stunning debut from an O. Henry Prize winner offers intimate stories of South Indian immigrants and the families they left behind, centering women’s lives and asking how women claim and surrender power.
A brilliantly warm and witty portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heartrending short stories, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the necessary rituals that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation.
Are you looking forward to any of these books?
Are any of these books on your TBR? Have you read any books from this list? What books would you add to this list?