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, usually on the last Wednesday in the month at 7pm.

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.


The choice for the meeting on Wednesday 22 January 2020 is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

It’s a gripping account of the Nazi occupation of France, seen through the eyes of two unusual young characters. Future titles are Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift; A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; The Seal Woman’s Gift by Sally Magnussen; Testament by Margaret Atwood; Autumn by Ali Smith; and The Glass Room by Simon Mawer.

On 27 November 2019 we discussed Manhatten Beach by Jennifer Egan.

On Wednesday 30 October we discussed The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. Previous choices this year have been Middlemarch by George Eliot in September; in July it was How Far Can You Go? by David Lodge; and in May we chose Robicheaux by James Lee Burke.


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