Nomination Time for September’s Book of the Month

Freadom13Poster_11x17Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of September.  The theme for September’s book nominations will be…Banned Book. (A Book that has been or is currently on the banned or challenged book list.)  In support of banned book week, we will be reading a book that  has been banned or challenged.  Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2014 celebration will be held September 21-27. (More about Banned Book Week)

*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 8/4/14 – 8/10/14

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 August. 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 August 10, 2014 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 titles below.  Click the book covers to read a synopsis and the reviews of the books.

Here is a link to the list of books on the banned or challenged list.

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  • Pamela Sanders

    Fifty shades of grey

  • Caroline Wangechi

    What’s Done in the Dark by ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

    • Hi Mocha Girl Caroline. I looked and did not see this one on the banned/challenged book list? Do you have another book to nominate?

  • Lisa

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • Heather

    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  • Caroline Wangechi

    Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers

  • Jennifer Morgan

    I want to read the kite runner but I’ve seen the movie and I’m not sure I can make it through it. GREAT movie…. great story

  • Alysia Rae

    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  • Jaè

    I nominate the Kite Runner, Khlaed Hosseini

  • ReGina Newkirk

    I vote for Looking for Alaska.

  • My

    I guess it will be the Kite Runner….not really wanting to read any of these choices.

  • Kit

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • Miyah

    Native Son by Richard Wright

  • Classy Green

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

  • lorna22

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin by harriet beecher stowe

    • Hi Lorna! I have looked and looked. This book doesn’t not appear on any banned book listing. Is there another book you would like to nominate? 🙂

  • Melanie O

    I’ll suggest Looking for Alaska by John Green. The synopsis looks interesting.

  • LFrazier

    Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

  • Pamela Sanders

    To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Pamela Sanders

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

  • Rachel Dean

    What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

  • Monica E.

    Native Son.

  • Keedy

    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  • Catina McCoy

    Looking for Alaska – John Green

  • ing aka lee

    I would like to nominate “Half of a Yellow Sun” By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

  • Brandee


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