Monday, 19 September 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #40

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

0 Votes - Trusting Jake (Blueprint to Love - Book 1) by Lauren Giordano
1 Votes -  If They Could See Me Now by Denise Welch
2 Vote -  Now That I've Found You by Ciara Geraghty
3 Votes -  All About The Hype (Jessie Jefferson Book 3) by Paige Toon
8 Votes -  - A Leap of Faith by Trisha Ashley 

What a pleasure last weeks vote was, A Leap of Faith shot to a very early lead, and I had a strong feeling very early on I would be reading it. I did really enjoy the book, not my favourite by the author, but still really good, and I did find it unputdownable in places. 

Firstly the review that will be written on the back of this weeks vote will be up on 3rd October. Next week regardless is far too busy for me to run a vote too. 

However due to family circumstances, I may not be able to hold another vote for a few weeks, I will try to update when I post the review from this weeks vote, if I can. 

Now for this week I am going back and randomising from my review books, with me now getting deep into Christmas reading, non Christmas review books may not get read for a few months, so want to give one of them a chance to be on the blog earlier than perhaps expected...but which one will be up to you! 

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 week's random numbers are...

And the books these numbers correspond to are...

So the 5 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

10 - 15 Dress Adventures & One Skirt Tale by Shantelle! - This is a short story collection where each story revolves around a different sort of dress. 
12 - Would Like To Meet by Polly James - I've been wanting to read this for a while, but haven't quite loaded it up. I've heard nothing but good things about the book. 
28 - All She Ever Wished For by Claudia Carroll - This is the brand new Claudia Carroll that I am really looking forward to, the book is out 6th October and I generally love all of Claudia's newer releases. 
29 - The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft - I've been looking forward to this book since it was announced. It has been ages since I last read anything by Sue Moorcroft, but with a great author plus Christmas in the title, I'm sure this will be enjoyable This book will also be out on 6th October, so a few days after when the review from this post will be scheduled. 
31 - The Hope Family Calendar by Mike Gayle - I think I have read pretty much everything released by Mike Gayle, so hope this is up to his normal levels of greatness! 

I am not sure how you will all go for this week. I honestly thought Paige Toon would do better last week, so what do I know?! What I can say is that all of these books will feature on the blog at some point, in the future as they are review books, but some may not get up until 2017, depending on what I can fit in a schedule where! 

Really looking forward to seeing who will win this, and I will be back in a few weeks (hopefully) with another vote... and I will say that when this feature returns hopefully during October, we will probably be doing Christmas editions! 

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 41m41 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I'm going for Claudia Carroll. A: because she is Irish and B: it's a good book

  2. From Twitter:

    Sue Fortin ‏@suefortin1 2m2 minutes ago
    Sue Fortin Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    A Christmas Promise by @SueMoorcroft would get my vote.

  3. Has to be The Christmas Promise for me, Rachel!

  4. Can't quite bring myself to read a Christmas book yet so I'm voting for Would Like to Meet.

  5. I enjoyed Personally, I blame my fairy godmother ... So Claudia Carroll

  6. Eeeek, you really expect me to choose when I have the same dilemma!! Ok, deep breath I'm going with 29 - The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

  7. The Hope family Calendar by M. Gayle!

  8. The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft for me - it's next on my kindle too! x

  9. A Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft please!

    Thank thee kindly.

  10. The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

  11. The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

  12. The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

  13. It's time to start reading festive books, I vote for The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

  14. Has to be The Christmas Promise for me by Sue Moorcroft

  15. From Twitter:

    Leah Moyse The Hope Family Calendar is great. Just reminded me that I need to do my review x

  16. From Twitter:

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    @suefortin1 @MsAlisonMay @SueMoorcroft @gilbster1000 Go for Sue M's!

  17. From Twitter:

    Hattie Grunewald ‏@hatteatime 30m30 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Christmas promise!

  18. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 The Christmas Premise sounds intriguing and has a lovely evocative cover!

  19. From Twitter:

    Sue Moorcroft ‏@SueMoorcroft 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 In that case, I vote for The Christmas Promise. :-) x

  20. From Twitter:

    Susie Sharp ‏@SusieSharp15 3h3 hours ago Aylesbury, England
    @gilbster1000 @AvonBooksUK The Christmas Promise!

  21. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 4h4 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @AvonBooksUK I'd go for The Christmas Promise by @SueMoorcroft though I'm probably biased (but that shouldn't put you off!) :)

  22. From Twitter:

    Louise Marley ‏@LouiseMarley 11h11 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I love the Claudia Carroll cover but I'd go for Mike Gayle because he's one of my favourite authors x

  23. I vote for 15 Dress Adventures & One Skirt Tale

  24. From Twitter:

    lucy ‏@booksnbrooches 3m3 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I like the look of the family calendar book. Little too early for Christmas books

  25. The Christmas Promise, because I've read Sue too and know you won't be disappointed.:) xx

  26. From Twitter:

    Kay Pickard ‏@KAYPICKARD 11m11 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 @AvonBooksUK The Christmas Promise by the lovely and talented Sue Moorcroft 🎄⛄️☃📘

  27. From Twitter:

    Rose McClelland ‏@RoseMcClelland1 6s7 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 the hope family calendar is amazing!

  28. From Facebook:

    Kaisha Holloway Just finished The Christmas promise, so I'll say that one

  29. I absolutely adored Would Like to Meet and since we seem to have very similar tastes I think you would, too! I haven't read any of the others but now I'll be adding them to me way-too-big TBR :)

  30. The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft because I've read a few of her books so know it will be a great read.

  31. Read Sue Moorcroft's book - she's a great writer!

  32. Sue Moorcroft's The Christmas Promise, please. I love a great Christmas read. : )

  33. Hey Rachel - The Christmas Promise by Sue gets my vote :-)

  34. From Twitter:

    mj94 ‏@mj946 12h12 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @AvonBooksUK A Christmas Promise

  35. The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft :-)

  36. From Twitter:

    Suze Lavender ‏@SuzeLavender 8m8 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 All She Ever Wished For. Great choices again!


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