Monday, 13 February 2017

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #53

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

1 Votes - A Groom With A View by Sophie Ranald 
2 Votes -  The Secret of You by Victoria Connelly 
2 Votes - Duty Free by Susanne O'Leary
3 Votes -  Answered Prayers by Danielle Steel
5 Votes -  The Holiday by Erica James

Well it wasn't my favourite ever book that has come from last weeks vote, in fact after 52 weeks it probably comes in the bottom 10 from the feature! However The Holiday does have its good bits, I just clearly didn't quite get on with it, so hopefully we will have better luck with whatever wins this week! 

This week it is another paperback week, to try and help me read more of them over the year, especially useful as I don't think I've picked up one since the last paperback vote 2 weeks ago! 

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:

21 - Hopeful - an autobiography by Omid Djalili- This is a comedian I enjoy watching on TV and I bet he's had an interesting life, that I would like to know more about. 
29 - Mickey Take by Steven Hayward - If I recall this is a crime book set in London. I do remember meeting the author when he gave me a lovely signed copy! 
49 - The Anniversary by Various - Part of a previous years set of Quick Reads books, this is a book of short stories by authors that I love, and possibly a few new ones to discover
66 - The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson - Brand new release coming out at the start of March, so lucky to have a copy of this already, I just need to find time to read it! 
76 - Trusting Jake by Lauren Giordano - Wintery looking romance that I'm sure would be fun to read

My instant gut feeling says I know which will win, but I tend to get surprised by your choices. I have a very good feeling about the books in this weeks selection and think I should enjoy them all, or why do I still have them in my paperback stacks! 

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 1m1 minute ago

    @gilbster1000 oooh easy this week. No question it had to be Milly Johnson. Book envy !

  2. From Twitter:

    IanWilfred ‏@Ianwilfred39 17s18 seconds ago
    IanWilfred Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    @gilbster1000 a really easy one this week but you will have to read 2 @veronica_henry and @millyjohnson

  3. Easy pick this week 66 - The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson :)

  4. The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson :)

  5. Another vote for Milly Johnson! You are so lucky to have an advance copy! x

  6. From Twitter:

    Anniek Snowroses ‏@Annieksnowroses 9h9 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Milly Johnson looks great!

  7. From Twitter:

    Ella Louise Creasey ‏@kentlass123 9h9 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 milly Johnson x

  8. From Twitter:

    Nicky Wells ‏@WellsNicky 7h7 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 ooh MILLY!! :-D

  9. From Twitter:

    Fanny Blake ‏@FannyBlake1 3m3 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 The QuickRead won't take you long - so that and one other! Good to see you last night. Thanks for coming

  10. Fancy Hopeful - an autobiography by Omid DjalilI. Such a great guy.

  11. Definitely the Milly Johnson this week :)

  12. From Twitter:

    🍸AIMEE 🍸 ‏@AimeeHorton 11h11 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 oooh 'mickey take'!

  13. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 8h8 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson🙂

  14. From Twitter:

    Sarah K. Stephens ‏@skstephenswrite 20m20 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 I vote for Hopeful--b/c the world could always use more


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