Here are a few of my favorites, read by another giant of sci-fi, the late Leonard Nimoy.
“There Will Come Soft Rains” is a heartbreaking story about an automated house that survives a nuclear Armageddon. Published in The Martian Chronicles, I never felt it fit with the rest of the stories, and maybe that’s why it stood out.
“The Veldt” was probably my favorite short story from high school. Probably because the subject matter appealed to my rebellious teen side. From The Illustrated Man.