Monday, 28 March 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #21

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

0 Votes - Dad's Christmas Story by Julia Williams
1 Vote - The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard (Coco Pinchard Series Book 1) by Robert Bryndza
3 Votes - One Glass Is Never Enough by Jane Wenham Jones 
3 Votes - Better Together by Nicola May
7 Votes -  Coconuts and Wonderbras by Lynda Renham

Was an interesting winner this week, I'm glad you voted for it as I really did need to read it at some point, but I still have very mixed feeling about the book. If you haven't seen the review yet please do take a look, as it may explain my thoughts a bit more. 

Below is my initial 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:

21 - Save The Date by Allie Spencer - Although I don't recall much about this, very happy to see it in the selection as been wanting to read this for a while
76 - In A Moment by Caroline Finnerty - I'm a huge admirer of Caroline Finnerty's books so am curious to see what this one is about. 
200 - St BARTS  (4 box set) by Emma Cross - This is set of the 1st 4 books in the St Barts series that if I recall are romances and have a gorgeous location
245 - The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson -  Moving swiftly on, don't recall anything about this book
602 - Summer With Love by Sarah Morgan - One of Sarah Morgan's slightly earlier books, have a weird feeling there may be more than one story in this book

If I was predicting this I think it will be close between two specific books, but my heart is with one of the others. Very curious to see what will win as always. 

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 ‏@kentlass123 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 summer with love! Great book

  2. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 This time it's difficult to choose, but my pick is:Save The Date by Allie Spencer

  3. In A Moment by Caroline Finnerty

  4. Save the Date - because you've been waiting to read it. :) xx

  5. Summer With Love by Sarah Morgan as i love the cover.

  6. From Twitter:

    @gilbster1000 Good choices this week but I would go for In a Moment Caroline Finnerty

  7. Summer With Love as I love Sarah Morgan's books although I haven't read this one yet x

  8. You know which I will pick & I suspect it will be one you are leaning towards! 602 - Summer With Love by Sarah Morgan

  9. From Twitter:

    Helen J Rolfe ‏@HJRolfe 17m17 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 try Save the Date... Looks lovely & summery 💖🌞😎

  10. From Twitter:

    Ria ‏@RSanive 3m3 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 summer with love 🌞🍉🌻

  11. From Twitter:

    @gilbster1000 In a Moment looks good :)

  12. From Twitter:

    Kerry Fisher ‏@KerryFSwayne 2m2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Save the Date! @Allie1Spencer is brilliant!

  13. From Twitter:

    thebooktrail ‏@thebooktrailer 5m5 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Sarah Morgan as i love the cover! And you're always guaranteed some laughs along the way x

  14. From Twitter:

    Sharon ‏@ShazsBookBlog 4m4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 In a Moment as I love Irish Fiction and Caroline is a sweetheart and fabulous supporter of bloggers

  15. From Twitter:

    M's Bookshelf ‏@MarylineVP 8m8 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 very intrigued by Holly Peterson's book. So I'm voting for The Idea of Him !

  16. From Twitter:

    Linda Green ‏@BooksOfAllKinds 4m4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Summer with love NY @SarahMorgan_

  17. From Twitter:

    Rebecca ‏@beccasbooksUK 49s49 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 Raising my hand for Sarah Morgan! 🙋🏼

  18. From Twitter:

    Jo Lambert ‏@Jolambertwriter 7s7 seconds ago Bath, England
    @gilbster1000 In a Moment Rachel...

  19. From Twitter:

    Caroline Cairn ‏@carolinecairn 46s47 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 Summer with Love, because of the sunny holiday feel of the cover. Perfect for a pick-me up :)

  20. From Twitter:

    Catherine Miller ‏@katylittlelady 1m1 minute ago
    @gilbster1000 Can I add a vote to Save the Date. I've read others of Allie's and loved them xx

  21. From Twitter:

    Susan Miller ‏@allwordsmatter 2m2 minutes ago
    Susan Miller Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    The Idea of Him strikes my fancy :-)

  22. From Twitter:

    Becca 'The Brunette' ‏@BrunetteBlogg 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I wont Save the Date AGES ago really should bump it up my TBR! xx

  23. From Twitter:

    thebooktrail ‏@thebooktrailer 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 can I comment again? The first book Save the Date has the best cover! And also looks interesting x

  24. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I have to go with Save the Date for the cover alone! :D

  25. From Twitter:

    Soccer Sami ‏@SoccerSami1 22s23 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 judging by the cover, I'd choose The Idea of Him.


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