December 2019 pick: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Brave New World is a classic dystopian novel, often considered complementary to 1984. But this is a soft dystopia, where people live lives of comfort and satiety, eugenically bred to be happy with their lot.
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...
As well as being a classic of SF, it seems like a book that has some parallels with the world we see around us. Something perhaps to explore in our discussions?
And if that's not enough to whet your appetite, read Margaret Atwood's comments on the book.