Nominations are Open for February’s Book of the Month

wheatleyPORT75Mocha Girls Read members it’s time to pick a new book for February.  The theme for February’s book nominations will be…Historical Black Fiction (A fictional book set in the past about Black folks.)  

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 1/4/16 – 1/10/16

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 January 10, 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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  • I nominate THE HOUSE GIRL by Tara Conklin.

  • Brittnye

    Have you guys already read March: Book One by John Lewis?

    • Tamie TrueDiva Crockett

      I read this in my African American History class. Awesome book full of knowledge.

    • Good morning Mocha Girl Brittnye.

      This is not a historical black fiction book. It does sound extremely interesting but do you have a fiction book you would like to nominate? 🙂

      • Brittnye

        Not a problem. I will then like to nominate The Book of Night Women by Marlon James

  • Tamie TrueDiva Crockett

    Negroland a Memoir by Margo Jefferson

    • Hi Mocha Girl Tamie! This one is not fiction. Do you have a historical black fiction book you would like to nominate?

  • Taaji

    I nominate Wench by Dolen Perkins Valdez

  • oesdiva84

    The Invention of Wings

  • Mlle. Butterfly84

    I nominate KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler

    • Hi Mocha Girl! We read this one? I honestly think we have completed all of Octavia Butler’s book. Do you have another book you would like to nominate? By the way, I LOVED this book

  • Shanika Sanders

    I nomintae The Coming by Daniel Black.

  • Lyn

    how about: Driving the King by Ravi Howard?

  • Korinthia Miller

    I nominate The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Gray

  • Korinthia Miller

    I nominate The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau

  • Classy Green

    Chains (Seeds of America #1) by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Cassandra

    The Kitchen House

  • Deborah White

    I’ve read a lot of Beverly Jenkins’ books; they are like Harlequin Romance, but with African American characters.

  • Nicole Lee Fox

    I nominate “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. I read “The invention of Wings” last year and highly recommend it. I was my favorite book of 2015.

  • Deborah White

    Open to any book nomination, until I get a better sense of what everyone likes to read. I have enjoyed all prior selections so far; it’s good to take me out of my reading comfort zone – Lol!

  • Seannah Franklin

    I nominate Native Son by Richard Wright.

  • I nominate Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights by Susan Straight.

  • Shaunta

    Hi everyone, I nominate “Yellow Crocus” by Laila Ibrahim.

    • Shanika Sanders

      I thought about nominating this one as well!

    • oesdiva84

      This was a great book. I thought about nominating it as well.

    • It’s a great book.

    • Shaunta

      Ok, It sounds good, think I may get it even if it’s not selected. Thanks.

    • Your nomination is in Shaunta

  • bianca watts

    Yellow crocus by Lilia Ibrahim

  • A Boyd

    I nominate Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Daniela

    I nominate “Saint Monkey” by Jacinda Townsend

  • Heather

    Perfect Peace by Daniel Black

  • DDub

    I nominate Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat.

  • Latonya Whitehead

    I nominate FIFTH BORN by Zelda lockhart

  • Reve

    This is Rongela. I nominate The Third Life of Granger Copeland by Alice Walker

  • Terri J. Haynes

    The Kitchen House.

  • Phynesse Moncrief

    I would like to nominate Black by Joan Vassar. It’s a historical fiction romance novel. The story basically grows from the question-what if Nat Turner had a son? It’s a great read.

  • Felice Hayes

    I nominate Fever Season by Barbara Hambly

  • Karen Carmichael

    I nominate The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden.

  • Kelecia

    The Truth About Awiti by CP Patrick

  • Deborah White

    Hi Alysia, thank you for the feedback, just trying to understand the protocols of the book club!

  • Brittnye

    Where do we vote?

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