Favorite Short Story Collections of 2018

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Largehearted Boy's Favorite Short Story Collections of 2017

2018 was another great year for short fiction collections.

These are the short fiction collections I have recommended most to blog readers, friends, and family throughout the year.

What was your favorite short story collection of 2018?

Belly Up

Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel

Rita Bullwinkel’s short story collection Belly Up is a marvelous debut from a writer to watch.

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Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay

I have read and admired the Best American Short Stories for years, and the 2018 edition edited by Roxane Gay is the strongest ever. The diversity of its voices and sources is evident in this striking collection.

Lucky Man

Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

Jamel Brinkley’s powerful and empathetic stories make Lucky Man my favorite short fiction collection of the year.

Florida

Florida by Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is one of my favorite authors, and her short story collection Florida is one of the year’s most engrossing and haunting books.

How to Love a Jamaican

How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs

Alexia Arthurs’ impressive debut collection How to Love a Jamaican is filled with tender and masterful depictions of women young and old and the love in their lives.

White Dancing Elephants

White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s brilliant debut collection White Dancing Elephants is filled with stories about diverse women facing violence.

also at Largehearted Boy:

online “best of 2018” book lists

Largehearted Boy’s favorite novels of 2018
Largehearted Boy favorite poetry collections of 2018

Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2017
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2016
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2015
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2013
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2010
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2009
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2008

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks book reviews