(Linking up with The Captive Reader's Library Loot event.)
I got a fantastic haul at the library! This morning I decided I was going to the library and not leaving until I found at least a few books that I would actually read and enjoy. After sulking through the fiction section and feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't find anything, I went to the nonfiction section on a whim, namely, the literature section. And that was where I fell upon short stories and a bunch of other fascinating stuff.
I have always blown off short stories for some strange reason, but I have remedied that now. Here's my list from this week:
1.) Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird, Compiled by Mary McDonagh Murphy
2.) The Best American Essays from 2011, edited by Edwidge Danticat
3.) The Oxford book of American Short Stories, edited by Joyce Carol Oates
4.) The Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories from 2012, edited by Laura Furman
5.) The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms, compiled by Mark Strand and Eavan Boland-Just looked fascinating
6.) The Best American Humorous Short Stories, edited by Alexander Jessup
7.) 1491: New Revelations of the Americans Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann-Just a book that looked fascinating.
Whew! So this month is officially short story month for me. I'll be posting reviews of some favorite specific short stories, as well as the books that they come from throughout the month of June. I'm really looking forward to it!