July — Short Story Collection

The July theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a short story collection. We love short stories because they can be picked up from time to time or read in one sitting. Here are a few ideas from The Snail to get you started.

We love when you order your Reading Challenge books from us! 

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

Sparring Partners: Novellas By John Grisham Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385549325
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Published: Doubleday - May 31st, 2022

Learning to Talk: Stories By Hilary Mantel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250865366
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 21st, 2022

Bruno's Challenge: And Other Stories of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series) By Martin Walker Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593534229
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Published: Knopf - March 15th, 2022

Ghost Lover: Stories By Lisa Taddeo Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982122188
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 14th, 2022

The Angel of Rome: And Other Stories By Jess Walter Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062868114
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Published: Harper - June 28th, 2022

Tenth of December: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984255
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by) Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781641290111
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Published: Soho Crime - November 6th, 2018

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An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by) Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641291675
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Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Fruiting Bodies: Stories By Kathryn Harlan Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781324021223
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2022

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856036
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 12th, 2022

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915801
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Published: Amistad - January 5th, 2021

Afterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063049895
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Published: Ecco - June 7th, 2022

This Is How You Lose Her By Junot Díaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631771
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2013

Milk Blood Heat By Dantiel W. Moniz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802159441
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Published: Grove Press - February 8th, 2022

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812971835
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 30th, 2008

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Interpreter Of Maladies By Jhumpa Lahiri Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

Florida By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

The Things They Carried By Tim O'Brien Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

First Person Singular: Stories By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593311189
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2022

The Refugees By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127365
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Published: Grove Press - January 2nd, 2018

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Stories from the Tenants Downstairs By Sidik Fofana Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982145811
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Published: Scribner - August 16th, 2022

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Raymond Carver Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679723059
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Published: Vintage - June 18th, 1989

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

A Visit from the Goon Squad By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307477477
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Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

The Collected Stories Of Eudora Welty By Eudora Welty Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328625649
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Published: Mariner Books - March 12th, 2019

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories: A Miss Marple Collection (Miss Marple Mysteries #13) By Agatha Christie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063221550
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 21st, 2022

The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics) By Shirley Jackson, A. M. Homes (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, A. M. Homes (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374529536
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 16th, 2005

Homesickness By Colin Barrett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159649
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Published: Grove Press - May 3rd, 2022

Filthy Animals By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525538929
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 21st, 2022

Night Shift By Stephen King Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307947291
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Published: Anchor - August 7th, 2012

Difficult Women By Roxane Gay Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127372
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

Sabrina & Corina: Stories By Kali Fajardo-Anstine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525511304
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Published: One World - April 7th, 2020

The Complete Stories (FSG Classics) By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780374515362
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 1st, 1971

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063075702
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 13th, 2021

The Shell Collector: Stories By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439190050
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Published: Scribner - January 4th, 2011

My Monticello: Fiction By Jocelyn Nicole Johnson Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250807151
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 5th, 2021