September Nominations are Open!

10128_2940_1Mocha 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 2015 celebration will be held September 27 -October 3. (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 8/3/15 – 8/9/15

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 9, 2015 at 11:00pm.  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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  • I nominate The Perks of Being a Wallflower..

  • V Taylor

    I nominate INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

    • Tiffani

      I second that nomination.

    • Sarah

      I agree! It was part of my required reading in high school but not every school does that.

    • Tierney Smithson

      Yes, I agree

    • Keeek

      I vote for Invisible Man as well.

    • Thanks your nomination is in.

  • bianca watts

    The bees by laline paull

    • Hi Bianca! I see you nominated two books. Which one would you like to submit? Only one nomination per person. And are they on the banned book list? Add a link to the info if you can. Thanks

      • bianca watts

        The bees by laline paull I looked up banned books on good reads.

  • bianca watts

    The memory of love aminatta forna

    • Classy Green

      This sounds like a beautiful story. I have added it to my TBR

    • I added your first book. Thanks!

      • bianca watts

        OK cool u welcome

  • DDub

    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  • Taleiah

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

  • Classy Green

    When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester

  • Heather

    Native Son by Richard Wright

  • Tynika

    I nominate Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • Onewholuvslyfe…

    Drama, by Raina Telgemeier

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