Give Short Fiction A Chance! – 12 Diverse Short Story Collections And Anthologies That Will Win You Over

Short Fiction is underappreciated in literary circles and especially in the book blogging community. Many readers are averse to reading short story collections and anthologies because they prefer the continuous, flowing narrative that novels offer. Some are even hesitant to read novellas! Often, reviews for novellas will cite the work’s short length as a downside (I have down this before as well), which is simply unfair to writers of short fiction.

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Mini-Reviews: The Surrogate by Caille Millner & Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

I don’t often read audiobooks, so I figured I’d round up my two recent reads.
Both are great and earn my recommendation.

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Review – Falling in Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

When I finish a book as daring, creative, and fantastically unique as Nalo Hopkinson’s Falling in Love With Hominids, the book lover in me can’t help but smile in wonder at the power of words. Their ability to transport us into a myriad different worlds and allow us to see through as many perspectives is truly magical. In these 18 short stories, Hopkinson proves herself to be a consummate master of creating magical worlds and unique perspectives.

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Review: Under the Udala Trees

Author: Chinelo Okparanta

“Under the Udala Trees” beautifully and boldly lends its voice to Nigeria’s LGBT community, which is critically important if the country is ever going to make progress in LGBT rights.

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Review: Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Original Publication: 2012 Rating: 4 STARS Fiction | 222 pages | Published by Cinco Puntos Press Goodreads | Amazon I‘ve always shied away from short story collections because I prefer the nuance and depth writers can provide in a novel hundreds of pages long, as opposed to the few dozen pages or less of short […]

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

This gem of a book should be required reading for all teenagers.

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