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Dive deep into some of our favourite anthologies of all time

Drishti Arora (t2 Intern) Published 05.07.21, 02:32 AM

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Shakespeare for Every Day of The Year by Allie Esiri

Celebrate Shakespeare every day! This book is filled with passages from Shakespeare’s greatest works. In Shakespeare Every Day Of The Year, you get to read all the famous quotes from Shakespeare. From scenes of Hamlet to speeches of Julius Caesar, he even celebrates Valentine’s Day with his love sonnets! The anthology is a collection of 365 wonderful passages, every note full of significance and fascinating facts.


The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Mind, Heart and Soul by William Sieghart

This anthology consists of poems which you can read if you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak or hopelessness. Ease your pain as William Sieghart presents poems from a range of authors. Nothing helps an ailing heart more than poetry.

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold by Bolu Babalola

Bolu Babalola retells some of the most beautiful love stories in this anthology, taken from history as well as mythology. All the stories focus on the folk tales of West Africa with Greek myths, ancient legends from the Middle East and long-lost stories. Babalola has incredibly imagined universes by adding new perspectives and details to these old stories. This should be your next pick if you’re a someone who loves reading romantic tales.

Fresh Ink: An Anthology by Lamar Giles

Editor Lamar Giles in partnership with We Need Diverse Books comes up with one of the most diverse anthology, Fresh Ink, comprising 10 short stories, a graphic short novel and a one-act play. This YA anthology features 13 notable authors — from Jason Reynolds, Malinda Lo to Nicola Yoon and Walter Dean Myers. Get ready to experience some of the historical, sci-fi, fantasy and contemporary stories of all time.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry; edited by Joy Hajro

This anthology beautifully captures and celebrates the native people of North America through the work of more than 160 poets! Joy Hajro, US poet laureate, presents some of the greatest poems of the Native literature, with a short and powerful introduction before each poem. Curious about native American Literature? Add this to your list.

This is Lockdown by Marjorie Mallon

It is evident that all of us have been affected by the pandemic and the lockdown. This anthology will not only take you on a journey exploring the author’s feelings about the lockdown, but also something that you would relate to. Blogger and author M.J. Mallon’s book This is Lockdown is a compilation of diary entries, short stories, flash fiction, contribution from isolated writers and poetry written during the time of lockdown in the UK. From Marjorie’s diary entries to the thoughts and feelings of other writers, the book gives a glimpse of the Covid-19 impact on writers and their families. Get hold of this book and know about the perspective of other people during this lockdown.

You Are All I Need by Ravinder Singh

A collection of touching stories selected by Ravinder Singh, You Are All I Need beautifully portrays different aspects of love. From a distant lover to love which is not accepted by society, this is a collection of heart-warming stories that will make you laugh, cry, think and feel each emotion at the same time. Perfect for binge-reading this quarantine.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America by Ibi Zoboi

Get to know about the struggles, experiences, thoughts and challenges of the Black teens living in America through some of the most beautifully compiled stories edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi. A diverse range of stories from urban, rural, rich, poor, middle class and LGBTQ+ communities, this book is a must- read.

Poetry RX: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy To Your Life by Norman E. Rosenthal

Can a poem heal you? Try this anthology to find out more! Poetry can be a powerful remedy to heal yourself from trauma and even bring peace to your mind amidst a pandemic. Here’s presenting to you 50 great poems as seen through the eyes of a renowned psychiatrist. Each poem comes with a message from the author too.

Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales by Stephen King and Ben Vincent

How can we conclude the list without adding a thrilling, turbulent anthology? The book talks about things that can go wrong when you’re on an airplane. With brand new stories of Stephen King and Joe Hill, 14 classic tales and one poem from other authors, Stephen King shares his fear of flying with you. Delightful as well as disturbing, take up the challenge of reading this book!

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