Monday, 13 June 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #30

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

1 Vote -  The Crooked House by Christobel Kent
1 Vote - Upside Down by Lia Riley 
1 Vote - The Anniversary (Quick Reads) edited by Veronica Henry
5 Votes - A Good Catch by Fern Britton
7 Votes - Stately Pursuits by Katie Fforde 

I really enjoyed Stately Pursuits this week, review is up shortly, and was good to read a vintage Katie Fforde book. Until I counted them up, I honestly thought it was going to be a draw, and I really had no idea which way I would have gone, so thanks to everyone that was nice and decisive this week. 

This is the last week of Rachel Reads Randomly before I go off on my summer holiday, and the next vote will be on 11th July after todays. This weeks review will be on Monday as normal. Due to saying that I will read 20 Paperbacks for my #20BooksofSummer Challenge, and then receiving far too many review books this week to really distract me, I am going to do this as another week fo paperback, just to help out the challenge. 

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:

4 - After The Storm by Jane Lythell - I read Jane Lythell's newest book recently (review coming next month), and really enjoyed it, and this one has been tempting me since I won in. 
17 - Geek Girl by Holly Smale - Although I don't read much YA, this series really appeals to me, and I really would like to get around to reading it at some point. 
22 - If They Could See Me Now by Denise Welch - I know almost nothing about this, as it arrived unsolicited, but it looked like I may enjoy it. 
25 - It Had To Be You by Barbara Hannay and Nikki Logan - Received this in a goodybag at an event earlier in the year, and I suspect it would be an enjoyable romance
35 - One Kiss In...Rio by Various -  This is a 3-in-1 compilation of Mills & Boon books set in Rio or with a Brazilian connection. 

I genuinely can't work out how this vote will go. I have a feeling this could be a surprise win, and that I definitely am more keen to read 4 of these than the other, but as always I will read whatever you select for me! 

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:

    Lindsey Kelk ‏@LindseyKelk 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 got to go with my girl @HolSmale

  2. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 45m45 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I've not read any of these but Denise Welch came in the post unexpectedly weeks ago so will vote for that because I want to

  3. From Twitter:

    Tishylou ‏@tishylou 38m38 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Deffo #GeekGirl I love this series and @HolSmale is brilliant!!!

  4. After the Storm for me - something a bit different for you, and one that's been sitting on my kindle for far too long...

  5. I'm going with my gut reaction and also knowing what you are like! 17 - Geek Girl by Holly Smale

  6. Denise Welch as I have this and would love to know what you think. Like yours - it just turned up!

  7. Geek girls. I enjoyed it. It inspired my eldest to actually request books. Just wish I could get a signed one.

  8. After The Storm I also have this on my TBR pile

  9. From Twitter:

    Lis Minten ‏@LisMinten 5h5 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 definitely Geek Girl! Have you not read it yet? I loved it!

  10. From Twitter:

    Dawn O'Brien ‏@3obriens 5h5 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 after the storm, definitely!

  11. From twitter:

    Katey Lovell ‏@Katey5678 3h3 hours ago Yorkshire and The Humber, England
    @gilbster1000 YOU HAVE GOT TO READ GEEK GIRL.

  12. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I vote for Geek Girl by Holly Smale

  13. From Twitter:

    Rebecca Bradley ‏@RebeccaJBradley 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Geek Girl! It's on my TBR!

  14. From Twitter:

    Elle Field ‏@ellefie 3h3 hours ago
    @RebeccaJBradley @gilbster1000 Seconding Geek Girl!

  15. After the Storm as it's on my Kindle but haven't got around to it yet so would love to know what you think of it!

  16. From Twitter:

    Lorna Holland ‏@themaxdog 9h9 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I vote Geek Girl this week!

  17. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 8h8 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 After The Storm, intrigued by that one myself.

  18. From Twitter:

    Terri A. Wilson ‏@terriawilson 8h8 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Based on covers only, I would choose the one with the girl in glasses

  19. From Twitter:

    Annie Lyons ‏@1AnnieLyons 4h4 hours ago
    Annie Lyons Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Geek Girl - my daughter & I both love!


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