Monday, 25 January 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly Vote #12

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

2 Votes - Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison
2 Votes - Holy Island (A DCI Ryan Mystery) by LJ Ross
3 Votes - Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne
6 Votes - Sworn Secret by Amanda Jennings
12 Votes - Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary

I believe last week was the most popular among you yet. I wasn't sure what would be selected but having read and reviewed  Someone Else's Skin, I am so glad that was the winning selection. What a brilliant book, and just goes to show its always good to get other people's opinions on your book choices, as you may get to read books you have forgotten you wanted to. 

For this week's choices, you are getting a random selection from authors with first names beginning with A & B. Want to slowly try to give all parts of my TBR list a chance to pop up in these selections, and there are a few books in this section that I have been meaning to read for ages...and then become distracted by others. I just wonder if they will pop up on the randomiser!

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

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. 

This weeks random numbers are...

And the books these numbers correspond to are...

So the 5 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

16 - We Could Be Heroes by Alison Bond - I believe this is a rom-com, and have a vague feeling there is a sporting element to it, but really don't recall. 
31 - French Coast a Novel by Anita Hughes - I won this last year, and have almost picked it up to read a few times, but other books then caught my eyes more. 
36 - The Truth Will Out by Anna McPartlin - I read a book by this author the other year and really enjoyed it, so bought more!
48 - Disengaged by Beth Orsoff - Bought this as part of a kindle sale, and then its been sitting on my kindle awaiting attention
55 - Cream Teas, Traffic Jams and Sunburn: The Great British Holiday by Brian Viner - Who will vote for this purely to see me having to tweet a book with such a long title? Suspect this could be a good book to read to make you long for a summer holiday!

Well one of the books on my spreadsheet that I would quite like to read, is on this selection, but its down to you. Looking forward to seeing what you all think of these, and if in fact you have read any of them. 

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.

The explanation if you haven't seen the feature before. 

How is this going to work?

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. 


  1. Hmmm, I see what you mean about me not being predictable this week. There are 2 that jump out at me but I will go with 36 - The Truth Will Out by Anna McPartlin

  2. No question Anna McPartlin. I have loved her books right from the beginning. Did you read The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes?

  3. From Twitter:

    The Last Word Review ‏@Thelastword1962 13 hrs13 hours ago
    The Last Word Review Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    I would go with @annamcpartlin

  4. From Twitter:

    MS-Birdlady ‏@MS_birdlady 4 mins4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Hmm. Good question! Shall we compare notes on #Disengaged? :) #OnMyTBR #Indie

  5. From Twitter:

    Suze Lavender ‏@SuzeLavender 7 hrs7 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 The Truth Will Out :). Great choices again.

  6. From twitter:

    @gilbster1000 if you are needing a break and an escape to the French Rivera go for FRENCH COAST.

  7. From twitter
    Sharon ‏@ShazsBookBlog 17 mins17 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Only one I've read is The Truth Will Out, love Anna's books


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