Monday, 17 October 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly Vote #43

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

5 Votes - In a Manhattan Minute by Helen J Rolfe
5 Votes - The Cosy Christmas Teashop by Caroline Roberts
9 Votes - Christmas at the Cornish Cafe by Phillipa Ashley

As you will see in my review I loved Christmas at the Cornish Cafe, and really am enjoying this series by Philippa Ashley. Thank you to everyone that voted last week. Since all the books were review copies, I have now started In A Manhattan Minute by Helen J Rolfe and have enjoyed the first bit I've read so far. 

From now until probably the end of November each week I will be giving you a choice of 3 books from my Winter/Christmas books, to start getting us all into the festive spirit. I will probably be buying them as fast as I read them, so hopefully will get a different selection each week. 

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:

5 - Christmas in New York by Holly Greene - I have this on pre-order and its out on Thursday. It's a short story and is by an author I keep spotting lovely looking books on Amazon by. 
11 - Single by Christmas by Rosa Temple - I've got a guest post by Rosa for this book, on 27th October, and it was the first of this years Christmas books that I agreed to review, and the ebook it out tomorrow! 
12 - Once Upon A Christmas by Sarah Morgan - One of Sarah's older Christmas releases but I'm sure its just as special as her new ones. For a review of her latest book, come back on Thursday! 

I am looking forward to at some point in time reading all of these books, one of them I was potentially going to use for another feature, and if it doesn't win, I still will, They I think all have a different approach to Christmas, and I would love to hear your thoughts on them, even if you haven't heard anything about them yet! 

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. Ive read Rosa Temple and Sarah Morgan's ones andI know you will love Once Upon a Christmas so I am voting for that one

  2. Definitely Once Upon a Christmas. It is fab! But then all of Sarah's are. Lx

  3. From Twitter:

    Maxi ‏@Scribbler_Maxi 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 One on the left catches my eye the most. <-- Holly Greene

  4. From Twitter:

    Fede Maby ‏@ItaPixie 7s7 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 I'm starting Single by Christmas :)

  5. I'm really torn on this one & you know why .. but I think my vote will have to go to Sarah!

  6. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 10m10 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 never read any of these authors but am going to vote for Sarah Morgan because I know she is very popular.

  7. Once Upon a Christmas... I love Sarah Morgan

  8. From Twitter:

    Jinger Kat ‏@JingerKatKK 1m1 minute ago Cork, Ireland
    @gilbster1000 Once Upon a Christmas

  9. Once Upon A Christmas, I love Sarah Morgan's books.

  10. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 2m2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 love the @SarahMorgan_ cover best, it's just so warm and inviting!!


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