Short stories are a wonderful medium for telling delightful stories.. Here is the list of 24 best short story books of all times.
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe is among one of the best short story books of all time.
Cosmicomic by Italo Calvino is a collection of short stories that explore science and the fate of the earth.
Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway is a short story that follows Nick Adams on a journey into the Michigan backwoods.
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is an unforgettable masterpiece and for sure among one of the best short story books.
Araby by James Joyce is part of a short story book collection ‘Dubliners’. The stories in Dubliners are divided in four stages of life.
A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury is a time-travel story of five men who take a trip back in time to hunt a dinosaur and they end up changing the past.
A Horse And Two by R. K. Narayan is a portrayal of how humans have been misunderstanding each other for as long as we have existed.
J D Salinger’s A Perfect Day for Bananafish is part of a short story collection titled ‘Nine Stories'.
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde is a story for children. The story is set in a town where poor people suffer and there are a lot of miseries.
Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami is a short story collection. The collection comprises of seven tales of men.
Mrgaret Atwood’s short story Happy Endings includes six different stories and counted among the best short story books.
Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy is a part of the collection of What Men Live By, and Other Tales. The story is a moral fable.
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings is a short story book by Gabriel García Márquez. The story begins with a couple, Pelayo and Elisenda.
The Haunted House and Other Stories is collection of 18 short stories by Virginia Woolf. The book was published posthumously, produced by her husband Leonard Woolf.
To Build a Fire by Jack London is one of the most beloved and the best short story books. It is a heart-breaking story set in the vast wintry landscape.
Symbols and Signs by Vladimir Nabokov is one of the great short stories. ‘Signs and Symbols’ is a haunting story of an elderly couple.
Interpreter Of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri is a collection of nine short stories. Jhumpa Lahiri received the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for this book.
In Franz Kafka’s In the Penal Colony, the story is set in an unnamed penal colony.
Going to Meet the Man is a collection of eight short stories by James Baldwin.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find is Flannery O’Connor’s most famous and most discussed story.
The Body by Stephen King is a coming-of-age story set in 1960 in a fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine.
Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang is a science-fiction short story. In the story a linguist has to work with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms
Eve’s Diary is a funny short story by Mark Twain. In Eve’s Diary Mark Twain’s take on the battle of the sexes is funny and brilliant.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” is a witty satire short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about aging.