Short Story Society

2024 Reading List

Welcome to the club! If you want to enjoy all the fun, ideas, and conversation but don’t have much time, Short Story Society is the group for you! It has all the fun of a book club without the time commitment to reading a novel! We’ll discuss a short story on the second Thursday of each month. Be sure to RSVP on our events calendar. The reading list is subject to change, and we will update the date here in our blog.


January

 “Silver Water” by Amy Bloom, 1993

February

A Bruise the Size and Shape of a Door Handle by Daisy Johnson, 2017

March

The Swimmer by John Cheever, 1964

April

Missing Out by Leila Aboulela, 2010

May

Where are You Going, Where Have You Been?” By Joyce Carol Oates, 1966

June

The Fruit of My Woman by Han Kang, 1997

July

Daughters of the Moon by Italo Calvino, 2009 (US)

August

The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges, 1941


September

Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith, 2013

October

The Monkey’s Paw by WW Jacobs, 1902

November

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning” by Haruki  Murakami, 2013


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2023 Reading List Archive


January “Lawns” by Mona Simpson, 1984

February “Shanghai Murmur” by Te-Ping Chen, 2021

March“Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest” by Sherman Alexie, 2017

April “Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu, 2012

May“Caroline’s Wedding” by Edwidge Danticat


June”Diem Perdidi” by Julie Otsuka, 2011

July “House for Sale” by Colm Toibin, 2001

August “The Semlica-Girl Diaries,” by George Saunders, 2012

September “The Knowers” by Helen Philips, 2013

October “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor,1953

November“The Frog King” by Garth Greenwell, 2018