Dear Readers,

How have you been?

The last few days have been rainy and cold in my city, Bengaluru. Consequently, my reading time has increased and I love it. I’m reading this beautifully written novel by Deborah Rodriguez, someone I have only recently heard of. The book review will be out soon on my Instagram.

Helping non-readers find the perfect first book has always been one of my favourite things to do. Gifting books and sending out book recommendations give me an inexplicable thrill. So in this post, I wish to share five classic short stories that I love.

PS: Some of these books might be out of copyright and hence be available for FREE in the e-book format. Also, the first three are dark tales. The last two are sweet/humourous.

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (1948)

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by [Miles Hyman]

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892)

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)

The Tell-Tale Heart : By Edgar Allan Poe - Illustrated by [Edgar Allan Poe]

The Gift of Magi by O. Henry (1905)

This e-book is free.

The Gift of the Magi by [O. Henry]

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1884)

The Necklace by [Guy de Maupassant, Ralph Lagana]

That is all for this pose.

Happy reading!

Featured Image Courtesy.

Love,

Ashwini