Do you ever feel like you don’t have the time or desire to plunge into a hefty novel? Try reaching for a short story collection instead. We have a growing number of short story collections available in the Teen area of our libraries. You can also check on the Indiana Digital Download Center (IDDC) to find many of these titles available as an e-book. Just go to the Digital Downloads link on our web page.
Some of these story collections are used by the authors to fill in gaps between books in a series or to tell a story from a different character’s perspective.
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs was written after the completion of the Miss Peregrine’s Home series and is written as the fantastical book which plays such an important role in the series.
Others of these anthologies are created around a common theme such as steampunk, dystopian literature, or paranormal tales.
Titles like Black Juice by Margo Lanagan feature stories all written by one author. Other titles may include stories by multiple authors and are a great way to find a new favorite writer. Zombies vs. Unicorns includes stories by Garth Nix, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare and others.
We even have 2 collections of holiday stories for teens!
Give a short story collection a try, and let us know which books you enjoy!