Cate Thompson's book group is thriving, with eight members and a cap of ten. If the cap's exceeded, Cate's happy to help anyone get a second book group launched in 2021.
The controversial choice for November was Neville Shute's A Town Like Alice, taking readers back to an era of (among other things) Australian casual racism. "The language Shute used about Aboriginals, and the way he pictured them, was appalling. But that was Australia 70 years ago, and it's pointless getting indignant about the past and trying to ban such books now."
December's book chosen by members in rotation is Scrubland, by Chris Hammer,  and January's is The Dictionary of Lost Words, by Pip Williams.