Monday, 11 July 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #31

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

0 Vote -   One Kiss In...Rio by Various 
0 Vote -  It Had To Be You by Barbara Hannay and Nikki Logan
2 Vote -  If They Could See Me Now by Denise Welch
5 Votes - After The Storm by Jane Lythell
13 Votes - Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Overwhelming majority vote for Geek Girl and you were all correct, that is one amazing book and my review was up just before I went on holiday. I also ended up taking and reading After the Storm on holiday with me, and really enjoyed that too. 

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:

34 - French Coast: a novel by Anita Hughes - I almost vetoed this as you never vote for this book and its been up quite a few times. Maybe this is the week?
320 - Moving On by Joanna Ross - Given I bought this I'm sure I want to read it, if anyone can tell me more about it, I would love to know! 
340  - L'Auberge: Fogas Chronicles 1 by Julia Stagg - This must be a book with something to do with France. 
472 - Cassidy Lane by Maria Murnane - I have read others from this author and generally find them to be light hearted entertainment and enjoyable. 
487 - Once More With Feeling by Megan Crane - Again an author I do tend to like, and my gut feeling is this may be a slightly more serious or emotional book but I could be wrong. 

I am at a loss this week, I barely remember the details of any of these books and haven't even got an inkling on what anyone is going to say. As always I don't mind what reasoning you use for whatever you pick for me but please do take part! 

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. Ok based on gut feeling, cover & liking the name I'll go with 472 - Cassidy Lane by Maria Murnane because that is the one I would pick up!

  2. None of those known to me Rachel! Let's go for French Coast...

  3. Well I agree, Let's go for French Coast then!

  4. I think it's about time for French Coast!

  5. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 10h10 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 glad to see this back. I'm going for Megan Crane.That book has been sitting in my TBR for ages.would love to know what u think

  6. From Twitter:

    FrenchVillage Jacqui ‏@loubille 4m4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 has to be l'Auberge by @DalesWriter

  7. From Twitter:

    Julia Chapman ‏@DalesWriter 15m15 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 @loubille I, of course, agree wholeheartedly

  8. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 3m3 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I pick French Coast by Anita Hughes

  9. French Coast for me too! I am drawn by the cover, I have to admit. Hope you enjoy whichever wins, Rachel! :) xx


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