Book Club

On July 31, 2018, I joined my first club, but ended up being the organizer. That's fine - I was able to focus the club specifically on classic novels. How were those classics determined? Well, by the list of "The Top 100 Works of Fiction" as posted here on the Writ by Whit blog. If you're interested in the group, you can check out the Classic Novels Book Club at Meetup.

Links of interest:

Here's the books we've tackled so far (click on titles for more info):


  1. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment (August 2018)
  2. Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote (September/October 2018)
  3. Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude (November 2018)


  4. John Irving A Prayer for Owen Meany (January 2019)
  5. F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (February 2019)
  6. J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye (March 2019)
  7. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 (April 2019)
  8. Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited (May 2019)
  9. George Orwell 1984 (June 2019)
  10. James Joyce Ulysses (July 2019)
  11. Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (August 2019)
  12. Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale (September 2019)
  13. Joseph Heller Catch-22 (October 2019)
  14. Mary Shelley Frankenstein (November 2019)
  15. Toni Morrison Beloved (December 2019)


  16. J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) (January 2020)
  17. Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre (February 2020)
  18. Louisa May Alcott Little Women (March 2020)
  19. Jack Kerouac On the Road (April 2020)
  20. Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness (May 2020)
  21. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (June 2020)
  22. Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar (July 2020)
  23. Richard Wright Native Son (August 2020)
  24. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) (September 2020)
  25. Stephen King The Stand (October 2020)
  26. A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh (November 2020)
  27. John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath (December 2020)


  28. Charles Dickens Great Expectations (January 2021)
  29. James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain (February 2021)
  30. Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (March 2021)
  31. Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea (April 2021)

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