December’s Book of the Month: Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

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7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

…and a 48 hour tie breaker!

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

The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for December is Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson.  Take a minute to see what this book.


20898019Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation!

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!

Meet the Author

zX1jaWillow Wilson began her writing career at the age of 17, when she freelanced as a music and DJ critic for Boston’s Weekly Dig magazine. Since then, she’s written the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Air and Mystic: The Tenth Apprentice and the graphic novel Cairo. Her first novel, Alif the Unseen, was a New York Times Notable book and winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She currently writes the bestselling monthly comic book series Ms. Marvel for Marvel Comics.

Willow spent her early and mid twenties living in Egypt and working as a journalist. Her articles about the Middle East and modern Islam have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and the Canada National Post. Her memoir about life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime, The Butterfly Mosque, was named a Seattle Times Best Book of 2010.

Willow is published by Grove/Atlantic Books in the United States and Atlantic UK in the United Kingdom.

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Vote for December’s Book of the Month!

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Let’s Rock the Vote!  For the month of December we are going to read a graphic novel.  As always there are some really great titles up for vote this time.

Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last day to vote will be November 22, 2015. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins.  But if there is a tie there will be a 48 hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll you will find the title of the books linked to a brief description.  Now…may the best book win!

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Nominations Start Now for December’s Book of the Month

graphic_novelsMocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the last book of the year.  December’s book of the month.  The theme for December’s book nominations will be…Graphic Novels (Not comic book but graphic novel.)  

*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 11/9/15 – 11/15/15

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 November 15, 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.

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