The Short Story Reading Challenge, hosted by Kate at Kate's Book Blog, is coming to an end this month, so I thought I should post my wrap-up. I didn't do as well with this challenge as I'd hoped. Even though I chose the "custom option" and didn't really have any set number of books to read, I had intended to get through at least three volumes of stories, but only managed two.
I concentrated on ghost stories, and read The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M.R. James [see review], and My Fantoms, by Theophile Gautier [see review]. The M.R. James book was one I'd had on my TBR list for many years, and the Gautier collection was an ARC I received through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. I enjoyed both of them – well, I've always loved a good ghost story. Or even a bad ghost story, for that matter.
And while I wasn't as successful as I'd like to have been, it was one of my favorite challenges of the year. Thanks to Kate for hosting, and to all the other participants for their great reviews and recommendations.