Little Book of Tiny Tales by Jeremy Ray is a collection of 56 tales that cover various genres from comedy to horror and everything in-between! Similar to what Forrest Gump’s momma said, this collection is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. I also purchased a copy.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Little Book of Tiny Tales by Jeremy Ray
I loved all of the author notes places before the short. And I especially love the little content warning notes! These were such a lovely touch.
There were a ton of shorts in this collection! The following were the shorts that really stood out to me. I’ve also added some quick reaction notes.
The Stepdad – A beautiful short but a heartbreaking one.
The Bookmark – Gut-wrenching.
Belle of the Ball – Wonderfully haunting!
Little Hero in the Woods – Spooky!
Zedan Women – This one RULES!
Murder Room – Yikes! This one gave me goosebumps.
Love at First Sight – Ha! What a fun twist.
Song of the Maze – Beautiful and heartbreaking. I loved that the author recommended readers skip his note to read the story first and then come back to see if you can get the meaning of the tale before reading the note.
Mrs. Pendleton Murders – I need a full book about this woman! Wonderfully done!
The Head Witch of Witch Manor – A wonderful short about problematic authors and their characters even despising them.
High School Reunion – Good for this woman! What a killer final line.
Old Auntie May’s Groceries – What a lovely tale! This will give you faith in humans again.
Heads or Tails – What a role model! And a child at that. Good for her!
The Power of Belief – Oh no, this boy… this one started out so lovely, but phew did things turn.
Sluggish – Oh no! This poor little guy.
My Favorite Passage from Little Book of Tiny Tales
When he died of food poisoning
(the food was fine, the poisoning wasn’t)
The kingdom celebrated.
My Final Thoughts on Little Book of Tiny Tales
This collection of shorts are wonderful. They cover such a broad range of emotion and you’ll never know if you’re going to get one that makes you smile or feel crumby after reading.
While this is a very short read, it is a great one to pick up to read just one story in order to sit with it for a time before moving on to the next.
Thanks for reading!