March Nominations Begin Today

Women PictureMocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of March.  Since March is Women’s History month let’s read a book about an Inspirational Woman. (non-fiction) 

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 2/8/16 – 2/14/16

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read book club 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) based on the monthly theme.  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 nominated books up for everyone to vote on.  Once the voting is over, the winner will be selected as the book for month. 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 February 14, 2015 at 11:00pm.  Voting will start the next day.

Let us know what you want to read next in the comment section below.

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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  • Classy Green

    The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

    • Jo’ie D. Taylor

      I would reread this one!

      • Classy Green

        I know, right.

    • Great pick Mocha Girl Classy. Your nomination is in.

  • Tamara

    Shapeshifters by Aimee Meredith Cox

  • Jawanna AuntDinah’sGirl Cook

    A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown

  • Deanna Jackson

    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    • Hi Deanna I just realized I made a mistake by mentioing this book in the email for this month. This book is by a man to his son. It’s not about a woman per se. Is there another book you would like to read this month?

      • Deanna Jackson

        Hi Alysia, Sure, I’ll choose another!

  • Miyah J

    I nominate I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

  • Deanna Jackson

    I nominate The Year of Yes. By Shonda Rhimes

  • I nominate The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston.

  • I am Malala!

  • Tiffani

    I nominate Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler.

  • Heather

    Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

    by Pearl Cleage

    • Lisa

      A wonderful choice! On my ‘To Read’ list. 😉

    • Thanks Mocha Girl Heather! Your nomination is in.

  • ReGina Newkirk

    I Am Malala for me.

  • Lisa

    Assata: An Autobiography

    by Assata Shakur, Angela Y. Davis (Foreward)

    • Hi Lisa! We read this one a few years ago. (It is a great read) Is there another book you would like to nominate?

      • Lisa

        Gotcha! What about ‘An Autobiography’ by Angela Y. Davis? If not, I’m for ‘Things I Should Have Told My Daughter’ by Pearl Cleage

        • Lisa

          Or ‘Freedom’s Teacher’ or ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, or … Such wonderful suggestions being listed. 🙂

        • By the way your first nomination is in. 😀

  • bianca watts

    Anything we love can be saved by Alice walker

  • Amber Drew

    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • Lethea Jones Garrett

    Freedoms Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark by Katherine Mellon Charron.

    In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a former public school teacher, developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. In this vibrantly written biography, Katherine Charron demonstrates Clark’s crucial role–and the role of many black women teachers–in making education a cornerstone of the twentieth-century freedom struggle. Using Clark’s life as a lens, Charron sheds valuable new light on southern black women’s activism in national, state, and judicial politics, from the Progressive Era to the civil rights movement and beyond.

  • Daniela

    I nominate “I’ll never write my memoirs” by Grace Jones.

  • Damali Griffin

    Infidel by Ayann Hirsi Ali

  • fruitbowlk

    Best Friends Forever

    By Kimberla Lawson Roby

  • fruitbowlk

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    by Rebecca Skloot

  • Jo’ie D. Taylor

    I would like to nominate The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  • Tamie TrueDiva Crockett

    The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues by Angela Y. Davis

  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

  • Novelista

    I nominate Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

  • Ashley H

    Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon

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