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July 17: Favorite Novellas/Short Stories.

Alphabetical as always.

1. Magic Steals; Ilona Andrews. Vegetarian tiger shape shifter Dali is one of my favorites.

2. Rough Justice; Kelly Armstrong. A little snippet after the final book in the Cainsville series, which shows you how the characters are coping with their choices.

3. The Uncommon Reader; Alan Bennett. Cute and lighthearted. Sometimes you need that.

4. “A Scandal in Bohemia:” Arthur Conan Doyle. While some of the ways Irene Adler has been re-imagined are quite cool, I’ll always admire the original.

5. “Jury Duty;” Jim Butcher. Harry Dresden, wizard, can make anything exciting, and not always in a good way.

6. How the Marquis Got His Coat Back; Neil Gaiman. A great little in between story about a character from Neverwhere.

7. We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Shirley Jackson. A great subtly creepy story that gets more tense, but never too tense.

8. “Sun in Glory:” Mercedes Lackey. A part of the Heralds of Valdemar series, about a character I really enjoy.

9. “No Sooner Met;” Seanan McGuire. I’m a sucker for romance, even when it comes with a first date *and* an assassination attempt.

10. Bartleby the Scrivener; Herman Melville. I suspect 90% off my fondness comes from my using “I prefer not to” whenever possible, but still.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

7 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Some interesting choices today, Caitlin. I have my SIGNED copy (fangirl giggle) of Brief Cases sitting on an easel next to my desk, but haven’t yet read it. (I’ve downloaded it on my Kindle, too, so I can keep the hardcopy in pristine shape!) And I’m going straight to Amazon to find No Sooner Met. Don’t know how I managed to miss it. One of these days, I’m going to make time to play along with Top Ten Tuesday. (Fingers crossed.) 😀

  2. FranL says:

    Great choices. I love We Have Always Lived in The Castle (Shirley Jackson makes an appearance on my list too), and I thought The Uncommon Reader was adorable. I’m working my way through the Dresden Files now, but a friend of mine told me not to read the stories until I’m done with the main series.
    My TTT

  3. wcs53 says:

    Some great choices there. Love the Sherlock Holmes and the Neil Gaiman.

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