Nomination Time for June’s Book of the Month

Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of June. The theme for June’s book nominations will be…Anthologies aka Short Stories! All genres are ok.

*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 5/4/15 – 5/11/15

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read uses a democratic system for our 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 May. 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 May 11, 2015 at midnight. 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 books below. Click on the covers to read more about them.

24833107 17894455 21853680 10635363 46257171748

30 Day Book Challenge



JOIN US in a challenge!

Loving to read is what bonds us together. Sharing our experiences and encounters about one book, one title, one plot or perhaps a reflection in what we’ve read is what could keep us involved. The books we read are in part a reflection of our interest and indirectly a safe space we all love to visit. So, in light of that safe haven we present a challenge!  [Read more…]

Quote it

Malcolm X

For the Love of Writing, Pt. 2

writing (1)

Inspired to find your inner voice yet? As we continue to read and fill our free time with escape and journeys from gifted authors let’s take hold of our own stories; let’s capture moments noteworthy and share them with the world.  Here’s how… [Read more…]

May’s Book of the Month: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Your votes have been counted!

7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

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

Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for May is The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.



Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.

Sandy McCall Smith Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Buy the Book

Congratulations Alexander McCall Smith for becoming Mocha Girl Read book of the month for May 2015.

Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.

Keep the pages turning ladies!