A post from Books on the Nightstand brought it to my attention that May is National Short Story Month. To get you started with a reading list consider the half-dozen short story collections that have been books-of-the-week over the years. (Clearly I need to make an effort to feature more story collections!)
You can find more stories through the Library of Congress' Story of the Week project.
Do you have a short story that you love? Or a collection that you would recommend for someone wanting to read short stories? Please add a comment and tell us about it.