Good Reads: Tales of the Jazz Age

Everyone knows Fitzgerald is my man. But not many know I'm not the biggest fan of short stories. I find them lacking, especially in their endings. I often find myself super immersed in a short story only to be drastically disillusioned by a subpar ending. So naturally, I was not really enthused to read Tales of the Jazz Age because although I love Fitzgerald's novels, I just have learned to stay away from short stories. But how could I not? Have you seen that cover? Coralie Bickford-Smith is a genius! And honestly, I should have known better than to fear Fitzgerald's short stories. They're amazing!

My favorite in this collection was "Bernice Bobs Her Hair". Bratty girls in the 1920s--i meeeeeaaannnn, what's not to love? It's like a flapper girl Mean Girls! You have to read it. I can't wait for The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night to be published in the US with the Coralie Bickford-Smith covers. Debbie gave me This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and the Damned for my birthday last year and they're just so beautiful when they're together! I just have to have them all.

rings: erica weiner & thrifted


  1. My goodness! Such beautiful books! I'm going to have to read Bernice Bobs her hair, it sounds amazing! I love F. Scott Fitzgerald novels!I usually don't do too much reading in the summer since I'm overwhelmed with reading during the busy semesters so a short story sounds perfect.


    1. yes fitzgerald is amazing! i hope you like it, it's one of his most overlooked pieces. it is rarely in print. i've been trying to find it for years now and finally it was included in this collection. totally been there before, not having time to read bc of school. sigh. that's probably i've been reading like crazy now that im out! haha

  2. those covers are to die for. I feel the same with short stories too. they suuuuuuuckkkkkkkkk. haha