Monday, 15 February 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly Vote #15

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

0 Votes - French Leave by Liz Ryan
1 Vote - French Coast a novel by Anita Hughes
2 Votes -Tout Sweet: Hanging Up my High Heels for a New Life in France by Karen Wheeler
7 Votes -The French For Always by Fiona Valpy
7 Votes - You Had Me At Bonjour by Jennifer Bohnet

As it was a tie, it was down to me to chose, but since my best friend, and fellow blogger who always votes, was in hospital, I messaged her to pick, so she didn't miss out. So You Had Me at Bonjour was the winner, and the review will be up during the day. 

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...

I'm using my power of veto this week to remove Caro Feely's Saving Our Skins from the choices, due to it being a book 2 of a series that I haven't read book one of. So have used the 6th random number as a replacement. 
So the 5 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

226 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison -  I won this last year, I remember thinking it looks good, remember being told the same, but clearly haven't started it yet
241 - The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson - I'm wracking my brains but really don't remember anything about this book at the moment, so this could be a complete surprise if it wins
296 - Hopelessly Devoted To You by Jill Steeples - I've read others by Jill and liked them. Love the song in Grease with the same title too!
490 - Nobody Walks by Mick Herron - I know this is crime and that I won it in a bundle of books, and that it looked interesting. 
491 - I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson - Another of those books I keep meaning to read and then accidentally leaving it to get buried on my kindle.

Interesting selection, with a few books there that I have been meaning to get around to reading. So to me the question is will it be one of those that wins, or will you go for something completely different so we can all discover a new book together?

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. From Twitter:

    Ella Louise Creasey
    @gilbster1000 I didn't like the Rosie project I put in down a few pages in. I'll take New York is a brilliant book love everything about it

  2. 226 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison ... I'm curious about this one...the reviews are great, but the back copy leaves me a bit perplexed. It would be great to hear what you think...

  3. Good choice this week. Hard decision but I'm going for the Miranda Dickinson

  4. Nice to be back so I can vote .. thanks for giving me the deciding factor last week :) You know my opinion on NYC so it's an easy decision for me this time! 491 - I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson

  5. I think The Rosie Project this week, I think - haven't read it either, and I'll be interested to see what you think...

  6. I'm torn between The Rosie Project and I'll Take NY. The Twitter comment would have me going for I'll Take NY :D

  7. Some great choices this week, but my vote has to go to The Rosie Project. It's a fantastic story!

  8. I vote for I'll take New York.
    I have this on my tbr list but never heard anyone talking about it after reading it, so I'm curious about your impressions.

  9. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 11 hrs11 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I suggesT: I'll take New York by Miranda Dickinson

  10. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 9 hrs9 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Nobody Walks. I have the Rosie project on my TBR pile, quite looking forward to that, so I'll put that as my 2nd choice!

  11. From Twitter:

    Laura ‏@BlabberingBooks 5 hrs5 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 MUST be The Rosie Project!

  12. From Twitter:

    MS-Birdlady ‏@MS_birdlady 4 hrs4 hours ago
    MS-Birdlady Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    @gilbster1000 #HopelesslyDevotedtoYou and #IllTakeNewYork both look good to me! 😊 #amreading

  13. From Twitter:

    Renita D'Silva ‏@RenitaDSilva 3 hrs3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 The Rosie Project! Loved it!

  14. From Twitter:

    Emma ‏@emsb84 2 hrs2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 the Rosie project! I found it really interesting.

  15. From Twitter:

    Nat ‏@Costajollylady 2 mins2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 not sure if my comment worked I cannot see it. My vote is for the Rosie project. I loved this book

  16. From Twitter:

    Catherine Miller ‏@katylittlelady 4 mins4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 The Rosie Project. Just got that on my kindle x

  17. From Twitter:

    Tanya Phillips ‏@tanyainwales 4 hrs4 hours ago Cwmbran, Wales
    @gilbster1000 hopelessly devoted

  18. From Twitter:

    Sophie Cousens ‏@SophieCous 7 hrs7 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I loved the Rosie Project!

  19. I loved The Rosie Project so go with that Rachel x

  20. From Twitter:

    Soccer Sami ‏@SoccerSami1 5 hrs5 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Loved The Rosie Project! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜


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