Arabian Nights is one of my favorite collections.
Literature
Arabian Nights is one of my favorite collections.

A collection of short stories everyone should read!

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables is a great collection of short stories, specifically for kids. We used to read this book to our kids at night when they were growing up. Aesop was a slave and storyteller in Ancient Greece. The tales were only told orally until about three centuries after his death!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter is just one of many short stories written for children. My kids absolutely adored these stories and the pictures in the books. They loved the tale of Peter Rabbit, but also really enjoyed The Tale of Tom Kitten.
Complete tales & poems

Poe

Anything by Edgar Allan Poe is sure to haunt the reader. His stories are not only fun to read, but they have many a twist and turn that keep you engaged. Probably not the best for kids.
Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Goodness, if you haven't read this collection of short stories yet, you are in for a treat! A murderous and jealous Sultan finds his wife cheating on him, so he beheads her and marries a new women every night and kills her the next morning from then on out. It isn't until Scheherazade becomes the new Sultana and regales him with Arabian tales does he learn to change his mind.
Mark Twain

Mark Twain

The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain is another great "go to" for reading. It has a lot of his lesser known works, so dive in and explore his humor and realism.
Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf's short stories showcase her modern writing with themes about sexuality and feminism. I'm all on board!
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde has such a sharp, biting wit that his short stories are always such fun to read! His plays are also really fun to watch if you get a chance.
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