Short Stories, YA Fiction

Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell

Grades 9 – 12

Scattered Showers is a book of short stories by YA powerhouse Rainbow Rowell, who brought us Eleanor & Park, and the Simon Snow trilogy. In fact, some of the stories feature characters in her novels, and tell the reader where you can read more about them. This short story collection includes love stories, friendship stories, and even a fairy-tale in classic Rainbow Rowell fashion. 

Romance, Short Stories, YA Fiction

21 Proms by David Levithan

Grades 9-12

21 proms

This collection of short stories edited by David Levithan includes prom stories written by various authors such as John Green, Libba Bray and E. Lockhart. Each story is focused on a different type of prom, whether it be a backwards prom, known as a “morp,” a prom for fat girls or skipping prom altogether to stay home and watch movies with your neighbors. Read 21 Proms to find out how each character does prom his or her way.

ARC Reviews, Romance, Short Stories

Paris For One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Ages 18+


Twenty-six-year-old Nell is meeting her boyfriend on a romantic weekend trip to Paris. She finds herself in an interesting position,  however, when he fails to show up. Instead of sulking, Nell takes the opportunity that she’s been given and tries to make the most of it. Eight stories follow this one, and add charm and romance to the collection.

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Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories (2002) edited by Sue Miller

Ages 16+

short stories

After reading through all the short stories in The Best American Short Stories (2002) by Sue Miller, the one that stuck out to me the most was “Nobody’s Business” by Jhumpa Lahiri, taken from The New Yorker. It is the story of twenty-something year-old friends, Sang, Paul and Heather, who live together to cut rent costs. Sang constantly has men calling her who want to meet up, and ultimately marry her. Sang starts dating Farouk, and all is well until things get sticky between Farouk and Sang’s housemates. Read this enthralling story to find out what happens in “Nobody’s Business,” and check out the whole The Best American Short Stories series!