The Holy Name Book Club is open to all members of the community, no matter what their age or religion, who enjoy reading fiction. We meet – over a glass of wine – in the Holy Name Hall, Towers Avenue, Jesmond.

If you are joining us, please ensure that you have read the book beforehand as the discussion is confined to the book, its plot, characterisation, narrative etc.


After the summer break, the next meeting will be on Wednesday 25 September 2019 for discussing Middlemarch by George Eliot.

October’s read will be The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker; and for November it will be Manhatten Beach by Jennifer Egan.

On 3 July 2019 we discussed How Far Can You Go? by David Lodge.

The choice for the meeting 22 May was Robicheaux by James Lee Burke.