by P.G. Wodehouse
While this book does not include the first appearance of Jeeves, it is the first collection of short stories devoted solely to the famous butler and his lovable master. If you have never read a Jeeves and Wooster book, stop whatever you’re doing right now and find one immediately. These books are a treasure.
That said, I prefer some of Wodehouse’s later works of Jeeves, which are full-length. While these short stories tie together loosely, each chapter is basically independent, and so, for me, the theme of “Bertie has a piece of clothing Jeeves doesn’t like. Bertie has a problem. Jeeves solves the problem. Bertie gets rid of the despised piece of clothing” gets a little redundant. But despite that, I still cannot read Wodehouse in public because I start laughing out loud and people look at me as though I’ve gone crazy. He is a definite favorite.