May I Suggest… Giveaway Hop

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This month the giveaway theme is Amazing Books and I get to suggest them to you.  I love this theme because I get to feature a book I love.  Because we are a book club I will talk about and feature a book we read so far that I love.  Ladies and gentleman may I introduce to you my favorite book so far this year….(oh wait I have more than one.)….

Book One

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

25690958The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.
With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.
And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.
Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.

Book Two

Room by Emma Donoghue

7937843To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it’s not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.
Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

~ Prize and Rules ~

  • One winner will get a copy of one book from above.
  • Giveaway ends on 5/19/16
  • Winner will be announced on this blog a  week later
  • Winner must be a US resident
  • Must fill out the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway

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April’s Giveaway Winners

It’s winner time!
Winner! Winner!
We hosted a giveaway on this website and another one on our meetup.com pages for the 24 hour read-a-thon and now is the time to announce all the winners.
First, let me first say, thank you so much to everyone for stopping by Mocha Girls Read website, commenting and entering the giveaway.
Now on to the winners.

Congratulations

Renee G.
for winning the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop.  A romance book from your wish list is on it’s way to you now

and now for the winners of the 24 Hour Giveaway Hop.
Mocha Girl Tiffani – Los Angeles Chapter
Mocha Girl Taleiah– Los Angeles Chapter
Mocha Girl Tiffany B – Los Angeles Chapter
Mocha Girl Dev – Los Angeles Chapter
Mocha Girl Tami – Los Angeles Chapter
Mocha Girl Classy – Joliet Chapter
Mocha Girl Andrea – Tempe Chapter
You all have won an e-book of your selection as well.
If you didn’t win this time don’t worry we are going to have another giveaway soon.

This Month’s New Releases

New Releases

FICTION

In IMAGINE ME GONE, when Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him… THE MOTHER is about an emotionally devastated mother’s struggle to understand her teenage son’s death and her search for meaning and hope in the wake of incomprehensible loss… In THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway… JUNE is a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever… FLIGHT PATTERNS is the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind—and to the woman she always wanted to be…


Imagine Me Gone

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This Must Be the Place

June

Flight Patterns
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MYSTERY & THRILLER

THE OUTLIERS is a story where one girl learns that in a world of intrigue, betrayal, and deeply buried secrets, it is vital to trust your instincts… SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who’s just launched his first campaign for political office… In BOAR ISLAND, fearless park ranger Anna Pigeon as she battles to solve a heinous crime set amidst the wild and dangerous landscape of a US National Park… DON’T YOU CRY takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end… In BEFORE THE FALL, eleven people depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York when the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

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The Outliers (The Outliers #1)

Sweet Lamb of Heaven

Boar Island (Anna Pigeon #19)

Don't You Cry

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

In NIGHT SHIFT, at Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town… Set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe, in CHILDREN OF EARTH AND SKY where empires and faiths collide to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming… In ZERO K, Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise… THE PROGENY is a modern twist to an ancient mystery surrounding the most notorious female serial killer of all time… THE DARKEST TORMENT, the latest Lords of the Underworld tale, is about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him…


Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3)

Children of Earth and Sky

Zero K

The Progeny (Descendents of the Blood Countess #1)

The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld #12)
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YA

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN is a lush, vividly-imagined fantasy inspired by Indian mythology with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction… With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out… EVEN THE SKY FALLS explores whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about discovering what it means to feel alive in the face of one of life’s greatest dangers: love… HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR is quirky story of coming-of-age, coming out, friendship, love—and agoraphobia… In OUTRUN THE MOON, strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy.


The Star-Touched Queen

The Square Root of Summer

Even If the Sky Falls

Highly Illogical Behavior

Outrun the Moon
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MIDDLE GRADE / CHILDREN’S BOOKS

In AS BRAVE AS YOU, winner of the Coretta Scott King – Johnson Steptoe Award, everything backfires—literally—when two brothers decide to prove how brave they are… TROUBLE THE WATER is a sweeping tale of the friendship between a black girl and a white boy and the prejudices they must overcome in segregated Celeste, Kentucky, as the pair try to solve the mysteries surrounding a lonely old dog… In THE HIDDEN ORACLE, After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus, landing in New York City as a regular teenage boy… In WISHING DAY, on the third night of the third month after a girl’s thirteenth birthday, every girl in the town of Willow Hill makes three wishesthe first wish is an impossible wish, the second comes from true herself, and the third, the deepest wish of her secret heart… In THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS, Isabella Riosse, forbidden to leave her island, dreams of the faraway lands her father once mappedthe island’s Forgotten Territories…


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The Girl of Ink and Stars
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Quote it

James Baldwin

Cast It! Room

I devoured Room as an audiobook, so I had the pleasure of trying to match the voice with the face. This was tricky because I had also seen the movie, I tried not to let that have an influence on my picks. Let me know what you think!
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