Monday, 2 May 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #25

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

1 Votes - My DisOrganised Life by Nina Whyle
3 Votes - Truth or Date by Portia MacIntosh
4 Votes -  What To Do If He's Having An Affair by Molly Hopkins
6 Votes - One Moment At Sunrise by Karen Aldous 
9 Votes - Summer at the Cornish Cafe (The Penwith Trilogy, Book 1) by Phillipa Ashley

Well you are all definitely getting good at picking a book that I will loved. Summer at the Cornish Cafe from the start had me saying just one more chapter, and it kept doing that to me for the whole book. Keep your eyes out for it on Thursday when its published. 

This week I am restricting the choice to a selection I like to call the Former Freebie! These are books that I originally picked up as Kindle freebies, but as I, when I do choose my own books, I tend to go for ones I paid for, these end up neglected on my kindle. A lot of these date back to when I first bought my kindle, and was downloading freebies continually. 

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:

I have vetoed, 44 - Bon Voyage by Michelle Betham, as it was the second book drawn by her, and I'd prefer to have a selection of 5 different authors, so have included the 6th random number as a replacement. 

2 - The Lost Child by Ann Troup - I'm sorry to say I've still not read any of Ann Troup's books, despite her being a great supporter of the blog, and is the creator of those wonderful book sculptures. 
4 - The Torn Up Marriage by Caroline Roberts - I loved The Cosy Tea Shop in the Castle so really interested to see what her first book is like
18 - One Glass is Never Enough by Jane Wenham Jones - I remember liking this author in the past, and agree that One Glass of something is never enough!
46 - See You At the Show by Michelle Betham - I love Michelle Betham's books, so curious to see what this one is about
60 - Yes Chef, No Chef by Susan Willis - I know this got some interest last time it was on a vote post, so can it win this time? Believer it could make me hungry to read!

These seem to be a completely mixed bag, but my gut feeling says that there could only be one winner, and I'm honestly not sure who I feel about that. I am going to be watching this with my usual interest, and sort of hope that there could be a surprise winner. 

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. I think yes chef, no chef looks the cutest :)

  2. From Twitter:

    Jo Lambert ‏@Jolambertwriter 3h3 hours ago Bath, England
    @gilbster1000 The Lost Child...

  3. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 1h1 hour ago
    @gilbster1000 my vote goes for Ann Troup. I read the The Torn Up Marriage and didn't get on with it all.

  4. I vote One Glass is Never Enough this week!

  5. I think I'm going to be predictable because I love Ann's books & think you should read it! The Michelle Betham looks interesting as well though. But my vote is: 2 - The Lost Child by Ann Troup

  6. Definitely Ann Troup as I so want to read it myself

  7. From Twitter:

    Suze Lavender ‏@SuzeLavender 1m1 minute ago
    @gilbster1000 The Torn Up Marriage. I loved that one :).

  8. From Twitter:

    Ella Louise Creasey ‏@kentlass123 6m6 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 yes chef no chef x

  9. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 8m8 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I'd have to say @TroupAnn 's because the cover is so intriguing!!

  10. No 2 The lost child - As Anns a great supporter of the blog share the love back and read her book :)

  11. From Twitter:

    Sue Fortin ‏@suefortin1 56m56 minutes ago
    Sue Fortin Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Ooh, I've read See You At The Show by @michellebetham. Great read.

  12. From Twitter:

    Catherine Miller ‏@katylittlelady 52m52 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 The Lost Child 😀

  13. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 52m52 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 My pick is Yes Chef, No Chef by Susan Willis 😊

  14. From Twitter:

    Pam ‏@pami42 41s41 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 I recommend @michellebetham See You At the Show a good story with lots of twists

  15. From Twitter:

    Carol E Wyer ‏@carolewyer 31s31 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 I fancy One Glass is Never Enough for some strange reason! #wineoclock

  16. From Twitter:

    MS-Birdlady ‏@MS_birdlady 17s18 seconds ago
    MS-Birdlady Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    😊 @gilbster1000 - #TheTornUpMarriage. #bookreviews #bookbloggers

  17. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 10m10 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 The Torn Up Marriage - for no particular reason.


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