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my POETRY & SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS – possibilities for the September Read Your Bookshelf Challenge

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September’s Read Your Bookshelf Challenge prompt is “collection” so today I am sharing some of my short story and poetry collections with you!

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year

A Poem for Every Day of the Year
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Published: 2017-09-07
A Poem For Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates – funny for April Fool's Day, festive for Christmas – these poems are thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating, and empowering! Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family,…

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is my favorite poet of all time, I love that all her poems come in this one volume.

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Published: 1960
Only eleven of Emily Dickinson’s poems were published prior to her death in 1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumously published collections-some of them featuring liberally “edited” versions of the poems-did not fully and accurately represent Dickinson’s bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the 1955 publication of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, a three-volume…

Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Jane McMorland Hunter is my favorite editor when it comes to poetry, she picks the most beautiful works!

Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Published: 2019-09-05
365 poems celebrating friendship, love and constancy. This wonderful collection of poems celebrates friendship every day of the year. There are poems on the joys of companionship, encouragement, consolation, humour and love, making this a perfect gift for friends, family and partners. Poems featured include Emily Bronte's 'Love and Friendship' and Stevie Smith's 'Pleasures of friendship', as well as writings from Keats, Norman MacCaig, Waldo Emerson and Amy Lowell. Some of the most beautiful poems…

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

Let Me Tell You
Published: 2015
Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted. As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces—more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson’s children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mother’s papers at the…

Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret Notebooks

Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks: Stories and Secrets of Murder in the Making
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Published: 2020-03-19
Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks brings together for the first time Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making, two volumes that explore the fascinating contents of her 73 notebooks. This includes illustrations, deleted extracts, unused ideas, two unpublished Poirot stories and a lost Miss Marple. When Agatha Christie died in 1976, aged 85, she had become the world's most popular author. With sales of more than two billion copies worldwide in more than 100 countries,…

Four: A Divergent Collection

Four: A Divergent Collection
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Published: 2016-01-19
Fans of the Divergent trilogy by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view. This collection also makes a great pick for fans of the blockbuster movies who want to delve deeper into the character played by Theo James. Readers first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is…

The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Stories
Published: 1971-01-01
The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find. O'Connor published her first story, "The Geranium," in 1946, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically,…

The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories
Published: 2005-03-16
One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane. The Lottery and Other Stories, the only collection of…

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories
Published: 2009-02-26
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection of her short fiction ever printed. It features her pioneering feminist masterpiece, her neglected stories contemporary with The Yellow Wall-Paper, and her later explorations of `the woman of fifty'. The introduction to this edition places Gilman in the cultural and historical context of the American divided self, her Beecher heritage, and…

Father Brown: The Essential Tales

Father Brown
Published: 2005-04-26
G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown may seem a pleasantly doddering Roman Catholic priest, but appearances deceive. With keen observation and an unerring sense of man’s frailties–gained during his years listening to confessions–Father Brown succeeds in bringing even the most elusive criminals to justice. This definitive collection of fifteen stories, selected by the American Chesterton Society, includes such classics as “The Blue Cross,” “The Secret Garden,” and “The Paradise of Thieves.” As P. D. James writes…

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
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Published: 2011-04-12
This collection gathers together every short story featuring one of Agatha Christie’s most famous creations: Miss Marple. Described by her friend Dolly Bantry as “the typical old maid of fiction,” Miss Marple has lived almost her entire life in the sleepy hamlet of St. Mary Mead. Yet, by observing village life she has gained an unparalleled insight into human nature—and used it to devastating effect. As her friend Sir Henry Clithering, the ex- Commissioner of…

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories
Published: 2013-09-10
At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie's most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is "probably the greatest detective in the world." In this complete collection of more than 50 stories, ranging from short tales to novellas, Poirot faces violent…

Classic Tales of Detection and Adventure

Classic Tales of Detection & Adventure
Published: 2019-07-15
Containing one of the best known and best loved detective novels of all time - The Murders in the Rue Morgue - this entertaining collection of Poe's work shows why he was considered a master of mystery. Also included in the book is The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, which was a sequel to the thrilling Murders in the Rue Morgue, as well as three other tales of detection and adventure, including "Thou Art the Man!",…

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
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Published: 2012-02
A universal favorite, The Importance of Being Earnest displays Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its brilliant best. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", this hilarious attack on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous world on its head, lets duplicity lead to happiness, and makes riposte the highest form of art. Also included in this special collection are Wilde's first comedy success, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries
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Published: 2014
This collection of more than 60 locked-room mysteries, which feature a murder committed under seemingly impossible circumstances, include classics from Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse, as well as more contemporary tales from Margaret Frazer and Stephen King. Original. 20,000 first printing. Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic…

I’d love to hear any collections you have that you may use for this prompt!

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