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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

My top 5 favorite short story collections I've read or listened to this year

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales - Margaret Atwood Dear Life: Stories - Alice Munro The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury Tenth of December - George Saunders 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill, Christopher Golden

Most of them weren't published this year, but these are the ones I ended up reading this year for the very first time, and loved. These aren't in any particular order.


Ones with a * next to them means I listened to the audiobook, and highly recommend it. 


Stone Mattress: Nine Tales* - Margaret Atwood

Dear Life - Alice Munro

The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury

Tenth of December - George Saunders

20th Century Ghosts* - Joe Hill