January 4, 2009

100 "Shots of Short" Reading Challenge



Rob over at Rob Around Books is hosting this challenge. "The challenge is a simple one - no time limit, no specific titles, just the goal of reading 100 self-picked short stories as and when possible."

Can do. Here is my list so far:

1. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (01-16)
2. Eva is Inside Her Cat by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (01-16)
3. Outage by John Updike (01-20)
4. Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne (01-20)
5. Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe (01-20)
6. A Rose of the Ghetto by Israel Zangwill (01-29)
7. The Servant by S.T. Semyonov (01-29)
8. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (02-05)
9. Beauty Stolen from Another World by Louise Erdrich (02-13)
10. A Chameleon by Anton Chekov (02-14)
11. The Child's Story by Charles Dickens (02-17)
12. The Christmas Tree and the Wedding by Fyodor Dostoevsky (02-17)
13. Alexandre by Guy de Maupassant (02-17)
14. God Sees the Truth, But Waits by Leo Tolstoy (02-24)
15. The Five Boons of Life by Mark Twain (02-24)
16. Dracula's Ghost by Bram Stoker (02-24)
17. The I of the Storm by Randy Kohl (4-10)
18. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (04-19)
19. The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce (04-19)
20. Regret by Kate Chopin (04-19)
21. Three Miraculous Soldiers by Stephen Crane (04-20)
22. The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield (04-20)
23. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (05-09)
24. The Clincher by Jack Foxx (06-07)
25. Better Hands by Dale Clark (06-07)


26. According to Plan by Ray Darby (06-07)
27. The Last Leaf by O. Henry (06-28)
28. Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy's Curse by Louisa May Alcott (07-20)
29. The Vengeance of Nitocris by Tennessee Williams (07-20)
30. Crooner by Kazuo Ishiguro (10-24)
31. Come Rain or Come Shine by Kazuo Ishiguro (10-24)
32. Malvern Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro (10-24)
33. Nocturne by Kazuo Ishiguro (10-24)
34. Cellists by Kazuo Ishiguro (10-24)

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