Read Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We (through Record Fifteen, page 75). A word of caution before reading an introduction, forward, or preface that isn't presented as part of the primary text (which most aren't). Most introductions include spoilers, but more importantly they tend to shade your own reading in ways that may or may not be productive. If you can't wait until you've finished it, at least give yourself time to develop your own sense of the primary text before looking at introductory, critical, or other secondary material. The way texts come to us, in modern editions with covers, introductions, forwards, notes, and a (sometimes long) history of critical and cultural commentary, is certainly a worthy discussion topic as we begin a course on fiction.
Things to consider for your small group discussion:
What do you make of the title? (Russian Мы.)
We is presented as the record of a mathematician, D-503. How do you respond to Record One and the way this "fiction" is structured and presented to you?
How do you respond to reading this book in translation?