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Hi folks!

I've enjoyed the last couple of weeks while recovering from the summer session of Rasmussen. Fall quarter starts Monday, bringing me classes in Finance, Economics, (more) Accounting and something called Business Capstone. Ouch.

Today, we look at a list of books recommended to me by Goodreads based on my anthology shelf. An anthology combines the pleasure of holding a good thick book in your hands with the convenience of a quick reading experience. And if you don't like one story, another will soon be along.

As always, let me know if you've read a book on this list, heard buzz about it, or have an anthology you'd plug.

Approaching Oblivion by Harlan Ellison
Axiomatic by Greg Egan

Bewere the Night by Ekaterina Sedia
Beyond Armageddon by Martin H. Greenberg
Blood and Smoke by Stephen King
Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Book of the Dead by John Skipp
Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens
The Complete Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
The Complete Stories and Poems by Lewis Carroll
The Complete Tales by Beatrix Potter

Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essential Tales and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology by James Patrick Kelly
Filter House by Nisi Shawl

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr.

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by John Joseph Adams
In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstital Writing by Delia Sherman
Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by W. B. Yeats

The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving
Leviathan Wept and Other Stories by Daniel Abraham
Looking for Jake by China Mieville
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures by Mike Ashley
Mapping the World of Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Bestselling Series of All Time by Mercedes Lackey
Mothers & Other Monsters: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh

The Necklace and Other Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant

The Past through Tomorrow by Robert A. Heinlein
Perrault's Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
Persistence of Vision by John Varley
Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 by Robert Silverberg
Shadows Over Baker Street by Michael Reaves
Sherlock Holmes in America by Martin H. Greenberg
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit by Mike Resnick
A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes by Joseph R.G. DeMarco

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

The Way of the Wizard by John Joseph Adams
What I Didn't See: Stories by Karen Joy Fowler
When the Hero Comes Home by Gabrielle Harbowy
The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories by Connie Willis
Wireless by Charles Stross
Worlds that Weren't by Harry Turtledove

You know, other than the overemphasis on Sherlockania, this would make a really good bookshelf for someone shut off from the world for a few years.

Your thoughts and comments?


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