Monday, 9 May 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #26

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

2 Votes - One Glass is Never Enough by Jane Wenham Jones
2 Votes - See You At the Show by Michelle Betham
3 Votes -  Yes Chef, No Chef by Susan Willis
3 Votes - The Torn Up Marriage by Caroline Roberts
7 Votes - The Lost Child by Ann Troup

Thank you everyone for picking The Lost Child, I found it to be far more unputdownable than I was perhaps expecting, and really glad it won. 

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:

121 - Becoming Scarlett by Ciara Geraghty - I've not read anything by this author but if I recall think this could be emotional, but please correct me if I'm wrong
271 - Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson - I believe this is fiction but I can't recall apart from the book must have appealed for me to buy it!
297 - Love Me For Me by Jenny Hale - I love Jenny Hale's books, but I've not read this one, so very curious to read it. 
377 - One Thing Led to Another by Katy Regan - Another book that I bought probably in a sale, but don't recall much about it. 
388 - April's Busman Holiday (Maxwell Mysteries Book 1) by Kerry Frith - Well based on the series title, I believe its a mystery but have a feeling I have had this on my kindle for many years

Really have no idea what to say about this selection, on the grounds that I have only read one of these authors previously, and the details of the majority of these books have fallen out of me head, so will really be relying on all of you to make a pick for whatever reason. The covers look really pretty though, so if in doubt pick by cover! 

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 35m35 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 go for the Jenny Hale😄

  2. Hi Rachel, 377 for me - One Thing Led to Another - intriguing title! Jo x

  3. 377 for me also, as its the one that appeals to me most.

  4. I'm struggling today but 297 - Love Me For Me by Jenny Hale is the one calling out to me!

  5. From Book Connectors Group:

    Felicia Talansa one thing led to another, begin with that.

  6. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 6h6 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 My vote goes to Love Me For Me by Jenny Hale

  7. From Twitter:

    Suze Lavender ‏@SuzeLavender 4h4 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Love Me for Me is beautiful. It's sad, but very impressive.

  8. Have read a few Ciara Geraghty books and love them. Haven't read this one though so I vote for Becoming Scarlett and look forward to seeing what you think if it's chosen.

  9. From Twitter:

    Maxi ‏@Scribbler_Maxi 5m5 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 The cover of Becoming Scarlett looks eye catching so as I've not read any of the authors, I'd pick that one ☺

  10. Has to be love me for me by Jenny Hale. Lx

  11. From Twitter:

    S-Birdlady ‏@MS_birdlady 2m2 minutes ago
    MS-Birdlady Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    . @gilbster1000 - Cooking with Fernet Branca or Love Me for Me. 😊 #romcom #bookbloggers


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