Have you ever felt frustrated after buying a novel and not enjoying it within the first dozen pages? Or do you hate setting your book down and then forgetting where you left off? One easy solution is to dive into a short story collection. Short stories offer bit-sized tales—without the confusion and backtracking that may come with reading a novel. And as such, we present a round-up of recently published short story collections written by phenomenal powerhouses, under-appreciated greats and fantastic debuts. Ranging from nine stories to 122, these collections deliver something to love for every reader.