Nominations for January 2017 Book of the Month: Debut Author

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Mocha Girls Read welcome to 2017 and our first book of the month nomination for the new year.  The theme for January’s book nominations will be…Debut Author (Any book by a first-time author, who’s book was published in 2016 .)

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 12/5/17 – 12/11/17

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 of the 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 December 11, 2017 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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  • Bernie

    My nomination is “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

    • DDub

      On my list–yay!

    • Melody Calm

      My nomination is The Woman in cabin 10- by Ruth Ware

    • Your nomination is in. Thank you!

  • TouchMySoul

    The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewels’ Dilemma by Yasheca Lasha

  • RE

    The Mothers by Brit Bennett

    • DDub

      Another good one!

    • Arlene A.

      That was such a good book.

      • Classy Green

        Yes it was.

    • Thank you, your nomination is in.

  • SD Fan

    Jason Overstreet’s debut novel, The Strivers’ Row Spy

  • DDub

    IQ, by Joe Ide

  • AcaraJ

    Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

  • Gwen Humphries

    My nomination is Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera

    • Hi Gwen. Goodreads and Amazon have the publishing date on this one as 2014. Do you have a book that was published by a first time author in 2016? Thanks

  • Love, lies and spies

  • Shavonna futrell

    Can I nominate my own book “Turning Trials into Triumphs” it is anthology written by 7 ladies in my book club.

  • Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers

    • Classy Green

      Great pick. I am reading it now and loving it. Back to the drawing board.

      • Bernie

        I am reading it now too; I am enjoying it

    • Thanks Mocha Girl Page, your nomination is in.

    • Natalia

      Great choice – Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers !

  • I’m nominating THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick.

  • bianca watts

    Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

    • Bianca, this book is not released until March 2017. We are doing debut authors in 2016. Would you like to nominate another book?

      • bianca watts

        Yes I would I posted another up.

  • Aprile Jones

    I nominate “My Name is Leon”, by Kit de Waal.

  • Koko Lewis

    Grace by Natasha De`on

  • Wow we are just 3 days into the nominations and have 13 books listed. YEAH!!!! 2017 is going to ROCK!

  • bianca watts

    How about sister surrogate by LaChelle Weaver

  • ReGina Newkirk

    I would like to nominate Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

  • Wiley

    Generational Curse by Tracy Reed

    • Good Morning Wiley! This book was published in 2014 according to Amazon and Goodreads. Is there a 2016 Debut Novel you would like to nominate?

  • I nominate Rebel in the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton.