• Orpheus

    The Tiger’s Wife (Téa Obreht)

    The Tiger’s Wife Author: Téa Obreht Project: Orpheus – unaccepted death Project: war – Balkan War Year of publication: 2011 Pages: 336 Goodreads: The Tiger’s Wife   “A story weaving [...]
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    Cloud Cuckoo Land (Anthony Doerr)

    Cloud Cuckoo Land Author: Anthony Doerr List: Recent Prize Winner (short list) Project: Orpheus | fleeting nature of happiness Project: War | Korean War (only part of the novel) Year [...]
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    The Great Passion (James Runcie)

    The Great Passion Author: James Runcie Project: Orpheus – Power of Music Year of publication: 2022 Pages: 272 Goodreads: The Great Passion                
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    A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)

    A Long Way Down follows four strangers who coincidentally meet on New Year’s Eve atop a London building, all with the same intention of ending their lives. Instead, they form [...]
  • Orpheus

    Amsterdam (Ian McEwan)

    Amsterdam follows the lives of two former friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, as they navigate a moral dilemma triggered by the death of a mutual lover. The story [...]
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    Western Lane (Chetna Maroo)

    Western Lane Author: Chatna Maroo List: Recent Prize Short List (Shortlist, Man Booker 2023) Project: Orpheus | fleeting nature of happiness | unaccepted death Year of publication: 2023 Pages: 160 [...]

Project Orpheus

Project Dystopia

The Wall (John Lanchester)


The Wall Author: John Lanchester List: Open Option (Man Booker Longlist 2019) Project:  dystopia – government / environmental / social injustice Year of publication: 2019 Pages: 276 Goodreads: The Wall          

Project war

A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson)

Recent Prize Winner

A God in Ruins Author: Kate Atkinson List: Recent Prize Winner Project: war – World War II Year of publication: 2015 Pages: 468 Goodreads: A God in Ruins