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Oct 23

[ARCHIVED] Staff Picks, Short Story Collections, Stephen King

The original item was published from October 25, 2021 to October 28, 2021 10:28 AM

 Stephen King Quote

Do you struggle to make time for leisure reading in your busy schedule? Do you hesitate to start reading a novel because you believe you won’t have time to finish it? Or perhaps movies and Netflix are occupying more of your free time than you would like and you’re struggling to get back into the habit of reading? If you can relate to any of these dilemmas, I empathize with you. The struggle is real, and I suggest checking out one of the many collections of short stories at Lewis & Clark Library. 

Short stories are great because you can have the satisfaction of reading an entire story in one setting.  No more late nights reading chapter after chapter to get to the end of a long novel. Plus, a collection of short stories can give you a chance to explore different authors and genres and perhaps lead you to a new favorite author. And if you want to get back into the habit of reading, short stories are an easy way to do so.

In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday and all things frightening, here are some collections of short stories by Stephen King recommended by Andrea, East Helena Branch Librarian. 
Thanks Andrea! 


Andrea suggests . . . 

Just After Sunset book coverJust After Sunset (2008)
by Stephen King 

I recommend any of Stephen King’s short story collections.  “The Cat from Hell” is one of my favorites from his short stories, which appears in this collection. The audiobook version is read by King, himself, along with seven other talented narrators. 

Find Just After Sunset in the library catalog Here 

 Nightmares & Dreamscapes book coverNightmares & Dreamscapes (1993)
by Stephen King 

Another of King's short stories that has stuck with me is “The Moving Finger,” which appears in Nightmares & Dreamscapes. King's stories are varied in their style, genre, and content, and I find that they are never boring! 

Find Nightmares & Dreamscapes in the catalog Here 

  The Bazaar of Bad Dreams book cover

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015)
by Stephen King 

Another of Stephen King’s published collections of short stories is The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.  Included in this collection are twenty-one iconic stories. In this collection King also includes autobiographical notes before each story, explaining the circumstances as to when, why, and how he came to write each one. 

Find The Bazaar of Bad Dreams in the catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook 


For more collections of short stories enjoyed by Lewis & Clark Library staff, check in next week for another Staff Picks post.
In the meantime, see you at the library.