The Circle by Dave Eggers

What if a single tech company began to encompass all the aspects of your world? A starving octopus, starting with social life, through to banking and shopping, health and parenting, all the way to national security and politics... In the The Circle, Dave Eggers paints an eerily realistic picture of where current technology and capitalism could lead us.…

Silence by Shūsaku Endō

Historically accurate, but fictional, Silence is the story of Portuguese missionaries sent to Japan to preach Christianity to undercover Christians and find their lost mentor, the apostate Father Ferreira. The story takes place in seventeenth-century feudal Japan, a nation seeped in a violent and bloody crisis of faith. Christians are butchered by the thousands, rebellions against the daimyo are mercilessly…

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian work of fiction set in the imaginary Republic of Gilead - formerly the United States of America. After a series of unclear events, the world has apparently gone through several wars or nuclear accidents, leaving many men and women incapable of procreating. Borders are closed, strong political and religious factions arise,…