Nomination for November’s Book of the Month

135365243Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of November.  The theme for November’s book nominations will be…Award Winner. (A Book that has won an award last year or this year.)  

*Note:  If you are nominating a book in a series then only book 1 is allowed.  And all nominations should be published in e-book and physical form.*

Nominations are from 10/5/15 – 10/11/15

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read uses a democratic system for monthly selections. What do I need to do? In the comments section below, tell us what you want to read next (author and title).  How many books can I nominate? Just pick 1 title off your TBR (to be read) list. Then what? We will put the list of nominations up for everyone to vote on.  Once the voting is over, the winner will be selected as the book for November. What if there is a tie? We will put the two books to a head to head competition. The two books will be re-posted and everyone will be able to vote again but only in a 48 hour window of time. When do the nominations start and end? The nominations start today and will close on October 11, 2015 at 11:00pm.  Voting will start the next day.

Let us know what you want to read next in the comment section below. You can also email your nominations to us at

If you need some suggestions check out the titles below.  Click the book covers to read a synopsis and the reviews of the books.

2014 National Book Award Winners

2015 Newbery Award Winner

2015 YALSA’s Alex Award Winners

2014 Good Reads Winners

2015 The Edgar Winners

Giveaway Hop Winner

It’s the first of the month!  And that means it’s time to announce the winners of all our last month giveaways.  Let me say a big THANK YOU to all you for stopping by, commenting and entering the giveaways!  Now on to our winners.  Congratulations goes out to…

Jewel from the Banned Book Giveaway Hop

If you didn’t win a giveaway this month don’t worry there are several giveaways planned for October.

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Banned Books Giveaway Hop

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This week is all about Banned Books.  I bet you are wondering what is the big deal about Banned Books Week.  Why should you care?

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. – from American Library Associations

So for this giveaway we will be giving one winner a copy of any book listed on the Banned Book List (click here to see the list).  The book value up to $20.00 USD.


  1.  Must be 18 years old or older
  2. Must fill out the rafflecopter form below.
  3. Winner must pick one book from the list.

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Check Out the other blogs giveaways here.

October’s Book of the Month: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Your votes have been counted!

7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

…and a 48 hour tie breaker!

And now we have a winner for our September book of the month.

The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for October is Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler.  Take a minute to see what this book.


Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex — or design. He fears no one — until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss…and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one — until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.

The Author

OctaviaEButllerOctavia Estelle Butler, often referred to as the “grand dame of science fiction,” was born in Pasadena, California on June 22, 1947. She received an Associate of Arts degree in 1968 from Pasadena Community College, and also attended California State University in Los Angeles and the University of California, Los Angeles. During 1969 and 1970, she studied at the Screenwriter’s Guild Open Door Program and the Clarion Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop, where she took a class with science fiction master Harlan Ellison (who later became her mentor), and which led to Butler selling her first science fiction stories.

Butler’s first story, “Crossover,” was published in the 1971 Clarion anthology. Patternmaster, her first novel and the first title of her five-volume Patternist series, was published in 1976, followed by Mind of My Mind in 1977. Others in the series include Survivor (1978), Wild Seed (1980), which won the James Tiptree Award, and Clay’s Ark (1984).

With the publication of Kindred in 1979, Butler was able to support herself writing full time. She won the Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story, “Speech Sounds,” and in 1985, Butler’s novelette “Bloodchild” won a Hugo Award, a Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and an award for best novelette from Science Fiction Chronicle.

Author’s Website

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Keep the pages turning.