30 Day Book Challenge

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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! 

In the month of May, Mocha Girls Read would love to hear more about what you’ve read and the wonderful (or not so wonderful) impressions they’ve made on you. Below is a simple daily remembrance of those stories that may have ‘tickled your fancy,’ made you cry , or completely made you put the book down to pick up another. Either way, we’d LOVE to hear from you and have an open discussion. And hey, if you want to do more than one at a time that’s okay too!

 

 

I’ll start:

Day 1:  Best book I read last year —-> The 10x Rule

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  • Classy Green

    Day 1: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    • I’m with you sister on #8!!!

    • Kishma

      Day 16: Winter was a very interesting character. The Coldest Winter Ever is one of my favorites.

  • Day 1: Adé by Rebecca Walker

  • V Taylor

    Day 1: NATCHEZ BURNING by Greg Iles

  • Kishma

    Day 1: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

    • I have been wanting to read Roll My Thunder for a long while. I think I will make an effort this year.

      • Kishma

        I love this book. I read it with my students each year!

  • Marlene Johnson

    Day 1: Divergent by Veronica Roth – not what I expected at all. I was really engrossed.

  • Day 1: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
    Day 2: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    • I loved Ready Player One!!!!!

      • Yes! I’m so excited for Armada!

      • Chanda

        I loved this book also! But Page and I seem to have similar taste in books. Speaking of which I stared the PsyChangling Series after our last book swap. I finished Bonds of justice this morning on my way to work. BTW, I found them all on Hoopla.

        • Aren’t they fantastic! Bonds wasn’t one of my favorites stories; didn’t connect with the leads as much, but I did like the j designation addition.

          Who’s your favorite guy? Judd is mine (well, for as far as you are in the series).

    • Kishma

      Flowers for Algernon is one of my favorites. I am contemplating completing a novel study with my students but I don’t know if they can handle the sexual aspect of this novel.

      • Not sure what age the kids are that you’re dealing with, but if they can’t understand the intricacies of the sexual aspects the story they might not get the full impact of Charlie’s transformation.

    • Classy Green

      I never finished Flowers for Algernon from high school.

      • Honestly I highly doubt I would have finished it in high school. I was very disappointed with the books I had to read in school, so I probably would have written it off as another dud.

        I’m glad I read it as an adult, or at a more mature reader.

    • Classy Green

      Awww. Matilda. Good vibes

    • Classy Green

      Page – You are bringing back some very fond memories from your selections. Especially Day 1, 5 and 6.

      • Thanks! 5 & 6 are fond memories for me as well. I was obsessed with Roald Dahl in elementary school. I’ll be checking out his adult books soon. Charlotte’s Web is a happy memory in both book and animated movie format. I was a Disney freak and they played it frequently on the Disney Channel.

    • Kishma

      Day 12…I certainly agree. I loved that book until I read the ending.

  • Marlene Johnson

    Day 2: Not many books I’ve read more than twice, but how about a short story? “A Scandal in Bohemia” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Classy Green

    Day 2: The Coldest Winter Ever

  • Marlene Johnson

    Day 3 – I typically don’t do series…so I don’t think I can comment. I intend to, but then distracted by other books!

  • Day 2: Nothing 🙁
    Day 3: Cross Country Quilters and The DaVinci Code

    • I still can’t believe you don’t reread books! I’ve reread about 10-15 books a year… It’s all about the feels! Best way to cheer yourself up or get out of a slump.

  • Marlene Johnson

    Day 4: I don’t read series, but I did enjoy Divergent and Hunger Games. Since they are the firsts, they might likely be my favorites?

  • Day 4: DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
    Day 5: The Giving Tree
    Day 6: I have no idea! Still thinking about this one. DaNg!

  • Chanda

    So apparently the list I typed last week never posted. I hate technology sometimes. I’ll have to type it again later. Anyways I have enjoyed reading all the different post. There are so many I agree on. Anyways I have to get back to work. I just wanted to say hi and be a lurker.

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