Our TBR list is long, very long. It’s long like nearly-your-birthday-and-you-walk-into-your-favourite-bookstore long. So it’s fine, even when it’s not even nearly our birthday.

Also, there’s not that many people who will finish a collection of short stories (or an anthology) in one sit, or even one day. Therefore, a list like this is bound to be long.

Do you think this list should be even longer? Do you have a suggestion of what we should be reading soon, next even? Get in touch with us!

Check here to see if we maybe have already read the work of your suggestion.

In random order:

  • The loudest sound and nothing  by Clare Wigfall
  • Woman Hollering Creek and other stories by Sandra Cisneros
  • Into the spotlight by Magdalena Mullek (editor) and Julia Sherwood (editor).  Slovak fiction into translation
  • Hoe lees ik korte verhalen (Dutch) by Lidewijde Paris
  • On heroes, lizards and passion by Zoila Ellis  (stories from Belize)
  • A tomb for Boris Davidoch by Danilo Kis
  • Iraq + 100 stories from a century after the invasion by Hassan Blasim (editor)
  • Piano Stories by Felisberto Hernández  – Gabriel Garcia Marquez was influenced by his work, that’s nearly enough reason in itself.
  • The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story by Anne Enright (editor)
  • The Dedalus Book of Finnish fantasy by Johanna Sinisalo
  • African love stories: an anthology by Ama Ata Aidoo (editor)
  • Between Friends by Amos Oz
  • Monstress by Lysley Tenorio
  • The collected stories by Leonard Michaels
  • Hallelujah (Dutch/ Flemish) by Annelies Verbeke
  • We need new names  a novel by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • I am Thunder a novel by Muhammad Khan
  • What it means when a man falls from the sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • The clocks in this house all tell different times a novel by Xan Brooks
  • Collected Stories by Bruno Schultz   (A Polish, Jewish writer)
  • 37 bridges and Other stories: 1  by Aamer Hussein
  • Hoops of Fire: Fifty years of Fiction by Pakistani Women by Aamer Hussein (editor)
  • An Elegy for Easterly: Stories  by Petina Gappah
  • How to make love to a Negro a novel by Dany Laferrière following an interview in The Paris Review. I had never heard of the author, but with handsful of titles to chose from, this one stood out.
  • My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: great Love Stories, from Chekov to Munro by Jeffrey Eugenides (editor)
  • Telling Stories by Joyce Carol Oates (editor)
  • I was told to come alone: My journey behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet
  • Mazzel Tov a work of non-fiction by Margot Vanderstraeten (in Dutch/ Flemish)
  • Flying Lessons & Other Stories by Ellen Oh (editor) a short story collection by “the best children’s authors” in partnership with We Need Diverse Books
  • Refuge a novel by Dina Nayeri
  • The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt
  • Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
  • Home Fire a novel by Kamila Shamsie
  • Fresh complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The king is always above the people by Daniel Alarcón
  • The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The book of mischief: new and selected stories by Steve Stern
  • Binocular Vision: New and Selected stories by Edith Pearlman
  • The Wonders of the Invisible World by David Gates
  • An unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao
  • Promise at dawn a novel by Romain Gary
  • Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
  • Witte Veder by Sanneke van Hasselt (Dutch)
  • The nine lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong
  • One World: a global Anthology of Short Stories by Chris Brazier (editor)
  • The collected Stories by William Trevor
  • The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories by Horacio Quiroga
  • The circle of Karma a novel by Kunzang Choden, a Bhutanese author
  • Stone tree by Gyrdir Elíasson (Icelandic typo not on my computer)
  • Mother’s Beloved: Stories from Laos by Outhine Bounyavong
  • Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The woman upstairs a novel by Claire Messud
  • Little Labors by Rivka Galchen
  • Living Arrangements by Laura Maylene Walter
  • A manual for cleaning women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
  • Women and Other Animals: stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell