Nominations for October’s Book of the Month: Monster Mash

 It’s that time to pick a new book of the month.

The theme for October’s book nominations will be…Monster Mash (Any paranormal, ghost, vampire, werewolves, shapeshifter book.)

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 9/4/17 – 9/10/17

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 September 10, 2017 at 11:00pm. Voting will start the next day.

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

Here are some suggestions.  Click the book covers to read or buy the books on Amazon.

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MGR Reading Challenge: 2017 Book Bingo! #3

Welcome to the third an final card of Mocha Girls Read Reading Challenge for 2017.  

The previous years we have had a spell it out challenge where everyone had to spell out “Mocha Girls Read 16”.  But this year we are going to change it completely and do Book Bingo!  For the final 2017 reading challenge, we are going to do what Mocha Girls do.  We are going to read a wide range of books.  That is what this book club does.

What is Book Bingo? 

Have you played Bingo?  Welllll….Same thing.  Pick a square and read a book that fits the theme of that square.  When you complete two lines, whether it’s a straight line or a diagonal line then you have a bingo.  But this time only straight lines and no diagonals!

~ The Rules ~

  • Audiobook, E-books and physical books count.
  • One book per square
  • At the end of April, you must check in here and post your reads.
  • Books must be read from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Authors, no reading your own book, please.
  • Must complete 2 STAIRGHT lines.
  • No signing up needed.  Just check in from December 31 to January 6

During the four months, we will post books suggestions for you to check out if you are having difficulties finding a book to fit a few of the squares.

This card is good from Sept. 1 to December 31, 2017.  This is the last card of 2017.

~ The Prize ~

You will win a mystery book.  One book will be shipped to you and the title will not be revealed until you open it.

~ 2nd Bingo Card ~

Click the card to download and print it if you need to.

Good Luck and check back to get suggestions on what to read to win.

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MGR Reading Challenge: 2nd 2017 Book Bingo Completed Card

Welcome back to the 2nd Mocha Girls Read Reading Challenge for 2017.  

How did you do?  Did you get to read the first four book of the months?  Did you get into a completely new genre or read a new author?  If you downloaded a Book Bingo card now is the time to show it off.

I decided to just read and see where the books I read would fall again.  Funny thing is…and again I didn’t complete a single line.  AGH!!  Why didn’t I read a PINK book, or a book that starts with “G”?  ARGH!!  So close!  Here is my card.

Now it’s your turn to show off your Book Bingo cards and enter for your chance to win a new book.  But first, let’s do a review of what Book Bing is, the rules and the prize.

What is Book Bingo? 

Have you played Bingo?  Welllll….Same thing.  Pick a square and read a book that fits the theme of that square.  When you complete two lines, whether it’s a straight line or a diagonal line then you have a bingo.

~ The Rules ~

  • Audiobook, E-books and physical books count.
  • One book per square
  • At the end of April, you must check in here and post your reads.
  • Books must be read from May 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
  • Authors, no reading your own book, please.
  • Must complete 2 lines.  (Any combination of lines is a bingo)
  • No signing up needed.  Just check in from August 31 to September 7
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below

~ The Prize ~

You will win a mystery book.  One book will be shipped to you and the title will not be revealed until you open it.

~ Enter Your Card Here ~

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you didn’t get two lines for this Book Bingo card start fresh on a new card. The next one starts on September 1 and ends on December 31. Click here to get your new card and read on.

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September’s Book of the Month: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Your votes have been counted!

7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

… and a 3 way tie!

And now we have a winner for a book for the theme, BANNED BOOK.

The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for September is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.  Take a minute to see what this book is all about.

Synopsis

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

About the Author

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), is an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author “who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.”

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye , Song of Solomon , and Beloved , which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. In 2001 she was named one of “The 30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies’ Home Journal.

Author’s Links

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Congratulations Mocha Girl Toni for being the winner of September’s book of the month for 2017!

Feel free to leave comments below or at Goodreads.com. We are looking forward to hearing what you all think of this month’s selection.

Keep the pages turning ladies.

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Let’s Vote for September’s Book of the Month: Banned Book

For the month of SEPTEMBER, we are going to read a BANNED BOOK.  As always there are some really great titles up for the vote this time.  I mean there are over 30 great titles here in a variety of genres and interest.

Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last day to vote will be August 14 16, 2017. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins. But if there is a tie there will be a 48-hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll, you will find the title of the books linked to more information on Amazon.

*Note: If a book is found to have accumulated fraudulently votes, it will be disqualified and the second runner up will be our book of the month.*

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