There are so many lists in the internet that one stops paying attention after a while, yet recently we were intrigued to discover, through a reader’s recommendation, that the website St. Peter’s List had put together a post titled “5 Short Stories Every Catholic Should Read.” Go check out their list and then tell us what you think. Are all these stories really must-reads? Or what alternative list would you propose?
We’re strongly tempted to suggest several more by O’Connor, so we’re instituting a rule that any proposed list can only have one short story per author mentioned. Perhaps something by the much neglected J.F. Powers?