What? It's that time of year, again? Lists? Really?
Well, Christmas Season fast approaches, so I guess it makes sense to start posting some year's bests. I don't like the number 10. I'm going to post my favorites, regardless of what year they came out, over the next few days.
School ate a lot of my reading time this year, and will continue to do so but looking back, I think it's worth pointing out some of the best stuff I read this year. Also, much of this stuff came to me via school, so, hooray for school! (livejournal cats, the links might not work for you, so hop over to jmmcdermott.blogspot.com to see the books.)
These were my favorite short story collections of the year, in a very strong year for collections, during a year where I read a ton of them.
I read a *lot* of collections this year, because I was writing one. Every one of these collections should be considered with that in mind.