Monday, 18 April 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #23

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

0 Votes -  If They Could See Me Now by Denise Welch 
0 Votes - The CEO Buys In - Wager of Hearts Book 1 by Nancy Harkness
2 Votes - All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
7 Votes - Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly
7 Votes - The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes

Well it was a tie between the two lovely Irish authors - Marian Keyes and Cathy Kelly. I held both books in my hands for 20 mins and could barely make a decision as to how to break the tie, I asked mum for advice and knew I was never going to listen to it, mainly as she lost interest on discovering she didn't want to read either afterwards. 

Eventually I thought there was so many people that on the Cathy Kelly vote, said they weren't keen on the Marian Keyes, and yet a good amount of you also in favour it it that I decided to read it, purely to see what all the fuss was about. My review will be up very shortly. 

This week I am randomising from authors whose names begin with E, F or G in a continuation of slowly working through the alphabet. I wonder what is about to appear! 

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:

191 - My Sort-of-Kind-of Hero by Emily Harper - I bought this on the strength of reviews I saw on blogs before I started blogging. 
193 - Sailing Solo by Emily Harvale - Followers of my blog may have noticed that I really love Emily Harvale, but there is a fair amount of her back catalogue I haven't had time to read yet. 
221 - The Turning Point by Freya North - For years I would jump on every single one of Freya's release the second I spot them in the bookshops. However not read her most recent two books yet and feel from the covers that the style could have changed. 
223 - Caught in the Act by Gemma Fox - I believe this should be a lovely light hearted piece of chick lit, but I could be wrong
225 - Irrepressible You by Georgina Penney - If this wins the content will be a complete surprise to me, all I know is I bought it at some point! 

There is no way I can predict this outcome, but know that I will be happy to read  them all, including the complete mystery title to me! As always I am happy for you to select the book for me for whatever reasoning you like, and I love reading your comments. 

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:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 43m43 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 my vote goes for The Turning Point.

  2. I loved The Turning Point so that gets my vote

  3. From Twitter:

    Tanya Phillips ‏@tanyainwales 1m1 minute ago Cwmbran, Wales
    @gilbster1000 that's a hard one. I think sailing solo

  4. No contest for me this week it has to be 193 - Sailing Solo by Emily Harvale

  5. Think I'd go for the Gemma Fox - enjoyed hers in the past, but ages since I've read...

  6. I'm a big fan of Freya North but my vote has to be Irrepressible You - I'm intrigued to find out what it's all about!

  7. From Twitter:

    Jo Baines ‏@Biggestdog 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 No idea! I quite fancy Sailing Solo or Turning Point will check out on Amazon

  8. From Twitter: Suze Lavender ‏@SuzeLavender 5h5 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Irrepressible You is fabulous!

  9. From twitter:

    Kathy Morgan ‏@KathyM2016 7h7 hours ago
    Freya North's The Turning Point! @gilbster1000

  10. The Turning Point ~ I love the cover. Judge a book by its cover???

  11. The Turning Point ~ I love the cover. Judge a book by its cover???

  12. From Twitter:

    Karen C ‏@karen4013 10m10 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 The Turning Point.

  13. From Twitter:

    Sue Fortin ‏@suefortin1 33m33 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I can't leave a comment on the blog via my phone but Emily Harvale gets my vote.

  14. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 15m15 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Difficult to pick again, but I'll go with Sailing Solo by Emily Harvale

  15. From TwitteR:

    Ella Louise Creasey ‏@kentlass123 4h4 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 sailing solo

  16. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 25s26 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 Sailing Solo, for the cover! caught my eye at once! Happy reading!


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