Monday, 25 April 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #24

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

0 Votes - My Sort-of-Kind-of Hero by Emily Harper
1 Votes - Caught in the Act by Gemma Fox 
2 Votes - Irrepressible You by Georgina Penney 
7 Votes - The Turning Point by Freya North
8 Votes - Sailing Solo by Emily Harvale

Nice outright winner this week and one that I was delighted with. I love Emily Harvale's books and am convinced she should get far more recognition than she does get, so really happy that for whatever reasons, you voted for Sailing Solo.  

This week I am randomising from review books that I just haven't got to in my continually pursuit of posting reviews close to publication dates. There are always some that slip through, or I get afterwards, and its about time I tried to get at least 1 of these reviewed. (Note to authors, I promise they will all get reviewed, I just need to clear a gap in the schedule to get to them, which is easier said than done!)

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:

13 - My DisOrganised Life by Nina Whyle - I've heard its meant to be a funny book, and its own I've almost started a few times. 
14 - What To Do If He's Having An Affair by Molly Hopkins - I loved Molly Hopkins previous books and was happy to accept a review copy of her new book
20 - Truth or Date by Portia MacIntosh - I loved her previous book, and she was on the blog last week talking about dreams. 
21 - One Moment At Sunrise by Karen Aldous - Received my review copy too late for me to review for the blog tour, and just haven't managed to pick it up yet, which is a shame as like the other authors I do love Karen Aldous books. 
23 - Summer at the Cornish Cafe (The Penwith Trilogy, Book 1) by Phillipa Ashley - This is out on 5th May, and really looking forward to seeing what this is all about. Hoping its going to be great, and the cover is definitely summery! 

Well obviously since I have opted to review all of these, I would like to read them all, and I will read the winner as always for the review to go up next Monday. This time though, I am intending to read and prioritise the 2nd and 3rd place books as well, on the assumption that some of you will be interested in the reviews and will try and have them available within a few weeks. (May not happen, who knows what can change in a week in book blogger land!). 

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 45m45 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 my vote goes for the Philippa Ashley.It's one of my reads for this week. Never read anything by her before. Like Karen's too.

  2. Well I have read My DisOrganised Life & One Moment At Sunrise, loved both. Truth or Date is on my TBR SO I'm going with 14 - What To Do If He's Having An Affair by Molly Hopkins :)

  3. Summer at the Cornish cafe. Phillip Ashley. This sounds like a lovely summery read to get in the holiday mood with. At the moment it still feels like winter

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  5. Truth or Date gets my vote!

  6. Has to be the Karen Aldous I think...

  7. What To Do If He's Having An Affair by Molly Hopkins ...

  8. Just reading Truth or Date right now. So that gets my vote!

  9. Summer at the Cornish Café sounds like a great read xx

  10. From contact form:

    Definitely Phillipa Ashley's book. I've just finished it and loved it!!

    Ann Cooper

  11. Jo Lambert ‏@Jolambertwriter 30m30 minutes ago South West, England
    @gilbster1000 What to do if he's having an affair - intriguing cover and title!

  12. From twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 59m59 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 My vote: Summer at the Cornish Cafe (The Penwith Trilogy, Book 1) by Phillipa Ashley

  13. From Twitter:

    Ella Louise Creasey
    @gilbster1000 the last one <-- Phillipa Ashley

  14. Aimee ‏@HelloChickLit 5h5 hours ago
    Aimee Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    I'm reading truth or date & love it!!

  15. From Twitter:

    Portia MacIntosh ‏@PortiaMacIntosh 10h10 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @NINAWHYLE @Molly_Hopkins @KarenAldous_ @PhillipaAshley I'd pick my own, but slightly in love with Karen...

  16. From Twitter:

    Phillipa Ashley ‏@PhillipaAshley 9h9 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @PortiaMacIntosh @NINAWHYLE @Molly_Hopkins @KarenAldous_ I couldn't possibly not recommend Karen for a start!!!!!!

  17. I'm split between two but think one moment at sunrise.

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  19. I want to read the Philippa Ashley one - summer and Cornwall should be a perfect combination. Angela Britnell

  20. I can't wait to read Summer at the Cornish Cafe, so I'll vote for that one.

  21. From Twitter:
    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 all look so good! but based solely on cover & title I'd go for Ashley's cottage! :D

  22. From Twitter:

    MS-Birdlady ‏@MS_birdlady 6h6 hours ago
    MS-Birdlady Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    😊 @gilbster1000 - Sorry for the confusion! My vote for you is to read Molly's. 😊 My vote for me is P & P's. #books

  23. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 11h11 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I'll vote for "My Disorganised Life" :)

  24. From Twitter:

    Catherine Miller ‏@katylittlelady 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 One Moment At Sunrise cx


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