Monday, 3 October 2016

Rachel's Reads Randomly - Vote #41

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

1 Votes -  15 Dress Adventures & One Skirt Tale by Shantelle!
2 Votes -   Would Like To Meet by Polly James 
3 Votes -  All She Ever Wished For by Claudia Carroll
5 Votes -  The Hope Family Calendar by Mike Gayle
25 Votes - The Christmas Promise by Sue Moorcroft

Thank you to everyone that took part last time, that was by far the most popular vote I have done, and I was delighted to see The Christmas Promise win. It was a wonderful book, and a deserved winner. I know Sue Moorcroft had been reading some of your comments with your choices and was overwhelmed by how nice you all are! 

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:

3 - Kiss Me Under The Mistletoe by Fiona Harper - I really like this author, and she tends to write really romantic books. 
5 - The Christmas Getaway by Jill Barry - All I know about this is I picked it up on a freebie last year, and don't recall anything else about it! 
9 - Festive Feast by Michelle Gorman - This is Michelle Gormans' compilation of her 3 previously released festive novellas - The Reluctant Elf, Christmas Carol and Twelve Days to Christmas. The compilation doesn't seem to be available anymore but the individual novellas are, so I will try to include a short review of each of them if this wins, 

This is an interesting selection, and one I wouldn't want to pick from, which is why I make you all do decision making for me. Hopefully some of you will remember some of these from last year and have read them and can offer a thought or two about the books! 

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 49m49 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Kiss Me Under the Mistllefoe stood out straight away for me.

  2. Kiss me Under the Mistletoe!

    And I'm so thrilled that The Christmas Promise won last week. :-) My thanks to everybody who voted for it. x

  3. I'm sorry but I'm going with my fave pick rather than what I think you may 'want'! 3 - Kiss Me Under The Mistletoe by Fiona Harper

  4. I think I could do with a kiss under the mistletoe so Fiona Harper for me

  5. Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe sounds lovely and I love its cover - that gets my vote.

  6. Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe - the cover grabbed me straight away.

  7. From Twitter:

    Irena BookDustMagic ‏@Irena_BookDust 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Kiss me Under the Mistletoe looks so amazing!!!

  8. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 love the @FiHarper_Author cover!! so seasonal and enchanting!

  9. From Facebook:

    Michele Zimmer Brouder Festive Feast by Michele Gorman, laugh out loud hilarious!

  10. Kiss me under the mistletoe... amazing cover


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