Monday, 26 October 2015

Rachel Reads Randomly Vote #6

Thank you everyone for your input last time. The results of the last vote were:

0 Votes - Antiques Slay Ride ((A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery) by Barbara Allan
3 Votes - Holly's Christmas Kiss (Choc Lit) (Christmas Kisses Book 1)
9 Votes - The Chocolate Lovers Christmas by Carole Matthews

Thank you all for voting, and picking what may have seemed the obvious choice. Despite having eagerly awaited the results of the vote, and also really looking forward to the book, I had mixed feelings, as you will see from the review that will be up within a couple of hours. 

For the next few weeks, the selection is going to be taken from my Christmas books section of my spreadsheet, and because I don't have massive amounts, there will only be 3 choices to vote from, so I can have a bit of variety in what comes up each week, as I'm continuing my campaign to not only read all of the Christmas books that I want from this year, but to clear last years back log too!

Below is initially my theory for this feature, and then a bit further, what you are all waiting for... This weeks's vote!

I am also awful at deciding what book to read next, as I often have about 10 titles or authors jumping into my brain at any time, shouting at me to read them, and I tend to worry I have made the wrong decision while reading a perfectly good book. I am hoping this will save me having to make at least 1 choice a week, while possibly providing a review to the site of a book you all either love or are curious about yourselves. 

So what I am proposing, is my lovely loyal readers of Rachel's Random Reads, select one book for me to read a week, and I will post the review the following week. 

How is this going to work? (not editing this for Christmas, only the numbers change, everything else is the same)

Every Monday, I am going to have a post like this, which is going to have some choices on it. I am planning on using to select 7 random numbers, to coincide with my spreadsheet of unread books.  

I will from that produce a list of hopefully 5 books, I reserve the right to veto any books, and will give reasons for them, if it occurs.

I will take screenshots and post them, of the chosen books, and also give you my instinctive reactions to the choices (without checking blurbs or any other info about them, which could be interesting as there are probably many forgotten about books on my spreadsheet!). 

Your task is to post a comment on this post, with the book you would like me to read this week. At midnight on Wednesday I will take a tally of the votes and the book with the most, I will read and review for the following Monday, where you will also get a new choice post. 

In the event of a tie, I will chose which one appeals most, for the Monday review, and possibly try and read and review the other to appear when I can. 

I am hoping this will provide some variety to the books appearing, and will let me potentially read or discover some great authors that I have wanted to read but not got around to yet. 

On the assumption that some of this makes sense, I will without further ado, load up the randomiser and see what the options are for this week. 

This weeks random numbers are...

And the books these numbers correspond to are...

Books without a number, have a reason by them, mainly because they have been reserved for a future date, so need to have the reviews posted on more specific dates.

So the 3 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

12 - I'll Be Home For Christmas by Roisin Meaney - Never read anything by Roisin, but I have a whole bunch somewhere on the kindle. Hopefully this would give me a chance to discover her properly. 
3 -  Antiques Slay Ride ((A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery) by Barbara Allan - Well you didn't vote for it last week, but the randomiser clearly wants me to read it, even if its not popular!
13 - Wish Upon A Star by Sarah Morgan - I have recently dubbed her the Queen of Christmas books, based on her releases the past 2 years. Will this older one also be amazing?

As I said above, although this feature is to help me read books that I may not get around to otherwise, especially at the moment I haven't promised a review, I have decided to make the next few weeks of this Christmas weeks, to help get through the numbered books on this bit of my spreadsheet. There is bound to be some variety in what's up each week, as I buy more to replace ones I have read!

Please everyone have a say this week, as I'd love to know your thoughts. Pick your favourite or the one you most want me to review, or just the one you are curious about, and leave me a comment below, before midnight on Wednesday. 

I look forward to seeing what I will be reading over the weekend, courtesy of you all. 


  1. Roisin Meaney love love her books and if I had this it wouldn't be sitting waiting to be read.

  2. I love Sarah Morgan's books as well as you know so it will have to be 13 - Wish Upon A Star by Sarah Morgan that gets my vote!

  3. Just because I love the cover (and the song!), I'll Be Home for Christmas

  4. Wish Upon a Star ... I love wishes 😆

  5. Love Sarah Morgan's books. Wish upon a star is fab. That would be my pick. Lx

  6. Vote from twitter:

    Boon's Bookcase ‏@JulieBoon 2 mins2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I'll be home for Christmas looks good! x

  7. Vote from twitter:
    Ria_Sanive ‏@RSanive 5 hrs5 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @camillaisley Sarah Morgan's Book >> Wish Upon a Star :)

  8. 12.
    I would pick Sarah's but I want a review of Roisin's. So 12 it is Rachel.

  9. Oh dear. Difficult one. However, I've read a previous review of Roisin's book and liked what I read. I also love the cover (although they're all lovely). I think I would go for 12 too. Good luck! Really hope you enjoy whichever! :) xx

  10. I'll Be Home for Christmas would be my vote, but I can imagine you want to read all of them!

  11. Vote from Twitter:

    Jessica Louis
    @gilbster1000 Wish Upon a Star by @SarahMorgan_


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