June’s Book of the Month: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Your votes have been counted!

7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

And now we have a winner for our new book of the month.

Mocha Girl Read  Book of the Month for June is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.

Synopsis

CoverAt the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read

My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died. . .

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves.

Meet the Author

moriartyliane01Liane was born on a beautiful November day in 1966 in Sydney. A few hours after she was born, she smiled directly at her father through the nursery glass window, which is remarkable, seeing as most babies can’t even focus their eyes at that age.

Her first word was ‘glug’. This was faithfully recorded in the baby book kept by her mother. (As the eldest of six children, Liane was the only one to get a baby book so she likes to refer to it often.)

As a child, she loved to read, so much so that school friends would cruelly hide their books when she came to play. She still doesn’t know how to go to sleep at night without first reading a novel for a very long time in a very hot bath.

She can’t remember the first story she ever wrote, but she does remember her first publishing deal. Her father ‘commissioned’ her to write a novel for him and paid her an advance of $1.00. She wrote a three volume epic called, ‘The Mystery of Dead Man’s Island’

After leaving school, Liane began a career in advertising and marketing. She became quite corporate for a while and wore suits and worried a lot about the size of her office. She eventually left her position as marketing manager of a legal publishing company to run her own (not especially successful) business called The Little Ad Agency. After that she worked as (a more successful, thankfully) freelance advertising copywriter, writing everything from websites and TV commercials to the back of the Sultana Bran box.

She also wrote short stories and many first chapters of novels that didn’t go any further. The problem was that she didn’t actually believe that real people had novels published. Then one day she found out that they did, when her younger sister Jaclyn Moriarty called to say that her (brilliant, hilarious, award-winning) novel, Feeling Sorry for Celia was about to be published.

Author’s Website         Facebook

Buy the Book

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

Keep the pages turning.

Voting for March’s Book of the Month is Open!

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Inspirational Woman!

(Non fiction book about a woman who inspires)

It’s that time ladies.  Time to Rock the Vote!  For the month of March we are going to read a Nonfiction book about an inspirational woman.

As always there are some great titles up for vote this time and some I have never heard of.

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 February 16, 2014. (Midnight 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 a brief description.  Now… may the best book win!!

Autobiography of Angela Davis

Believing You Can Fly by Jacquelyn Gaines

Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood by Bell Hooks

Friends: A Love Story by Angela Bassett

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Put A Spell On You: The Autobiography Of Nina Simone

Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Ida B Wells

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War by Leymah Gbowee

The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

This is a Story of a Happy Marriage by Anne Patchett

Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd

Nominations Are Open for March’s Book of the Month

Women PictureMocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of March.  The theme for March’s book nominations will be…Inspirational Woman. (Nonfiction book about a woman who inspires.)

Nominations are from 2/3/14 – 2/9/14

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 March. 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 February 9, 2013 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 mochagirl@email.com.

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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Nominations Are Open for February’s Book of the Month

wheatleyPORT75Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of February.  The theme for February’s book nominations will be… Historical Black Fiction (Fictional books about black history.)

Nominations are from 1/6/13 – 1/12/13

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 February. 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 12, 2013 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 mochagirl@email.com.

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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Nominations Are Open for January’s Book of the Month

tumblr_lu96ht2cBL1qad0yco1_500Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of January.  The theme for January’s book nominations will be… Future Fiction (Books that take place in 2015 and beyond.)   That’s right any book, any genre, anything goes as long as it has a furturistic setting!

Nominations are from 12/9/13 – 12/15/13

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 January. 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 15, 2013 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 mochagirl@email.com.

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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