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I know that I used to publish Friday Books but after further thoughts, I decided to turn that series into a monthly book club.

I do realize that not everyone reads one book a week, and in all honesty, I have so much on my plate to keep it up as well. I am a big book lover and the thought of turning reading into a mandatory activity just to be able to publish as much Friday Books as I can isn’t why I want to share my reads with you all more often. It will just spoil the enjoyment of getting lost in a novel.

The idea of Coco’s Book Club is to share my read of the month with you all and review it by the time the month ends. That way, everyone who wish to join has enough time to pick up a copy and finish it without being pressured.

If you decide to join me this month, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, contact me directly using the contact page or add me on Goodreads.

Have you already read this novel? What did you think of it?

Beautiful Ruins

by Jess Walter

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this “absolute masterpiece” (Richard Russo) is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and resurfaces fifty years later in Hollywood. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, this is a dazzling, yet deeply human roller coaster of a novel.

The acclaimed author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

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