Monday, 20 March 2017

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #58


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

1 Votes - Pendulum by Adam Handy
2 Votes -  Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
2 Votes - Friends, Lies and Alibis by Debby Holt
3 Votes -   Dog Soldiers by Isabel George
4 Votes - The Jackdaw by Luke Delaney

Thank you so much everyone for your votes last week. I'm getting the impression they weren't the most known books in my collection, but always good to hear about new books. I loved The Jackdaw which has one of the best villains I've read about for ages! 

This week I've decided we are going to randomise from books published in 2017, I figure if I can slowly keep on top of what I've been buying this year, it would be good.

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 - Rosie's Little Cafe on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet - This is a title that keep tormenting me on my TBR, it sounds as though it should be fab and I love books featuring cafes and also the French Riviera. 
15 - Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French - I absolutely loved the first book on The Chapelwick Mysteries series, and I'm just trying to find time to read this second book. 
17 - Prime Justice by Mel Comley - Can't believe this is book 14 already on a series that I have been loving since book 1. I can't wait to read the next installment of DI Lorne Warner
20 - Playing by the Rules by Rosa Temple - I've really enjoyed the previous two books I have read by this author, and looking forward to the time to start this one
22 - Sins of the Father by Sheryl Browne - I love Sheryl Browne's books and this is another book that I'm really looking forward to reading. I need to know what happens next to DI Matthew Adams. 

Wow this for me has to be the most exciting selection that has popped up for a few weeks. I would be so happy with any of these books winning, however equally I fear this ending up as a tie, as I just wouldn't be able to pick between them.. which could lead to a lot of weekend reading for me!  All I can say if please do take part, have a say, it doesn't matter if you have read it yourself or not, just if you have anything drawing you to one book or another, please have a comment..its only fun and I never blame you all if I don't like the book! 

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 random.org 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.

70 comments:

  1. Sins of the Father by Sheryl Browne would be my choice Rachel. It looks like a good suspense thriller & if you've read the previous book then it's perfect.

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  2. From Twitter:

    Fiction-Books‏ @Fiction_Books 2h2 hours ago
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    Fiction-Books Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    A tie between 'Prime Justice' and 'Sins Of The Father' for me.
    Happy Reading whichever book it might be 🌸

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    Rachel Burton‏ @bookish_yogi 1h1 hour ago
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    @gilbster1000 I have heard from @hollymartin00 that Maplemead Castle is wonderful!

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    IanWilfred‏ @Ianwilfred39 36m36 minutes ago
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    IanWilfred Retweeted Jennifer Bohnet
    My first vote @gilbster1000 goes to @jenniewriter

    IanWilfred‏ @Ianwilfred39 35m35 minutes ago
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    IanWilfred Retweeted Rosa Temple
    My second vote @gilbster1000 goes to @RosaT_Author

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    Emma Crowley‏ @emthebookworm 27m27 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 this week my vote is for Rosie's Little Cafe in the Riviera

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    Liina voit‏ @liinareads 11m11 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 Very difficult to make a choice this week, but I picked Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French

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  7. Rachel, it's an impossible choice this week! I've read and loved both Jennie Bohnet and Sheryl Browne - I just have to vote for both...

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    BookaholicDee‏ @BookaholicDee 6m6 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 Mystery at Maplemead Castle. Hm, or Sins of the Father? πŸ€”. Nope, sticking with my first choice!

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    Sue Shepherd I've gone purely on my initial instinct and tried not to look at the authors' names, incase it's someone I know. My choice is Mystery at Maplemead Castle.

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  10. From Facebook:

    Kaisha Holloway Kitty French!!! You just need to

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  11. From Twitter:

    Holly Martin‏ @hollymartin00 2m2 minutes ago
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    @bookish_yogi @gilbster1000 oh my god it is, i love maplemead castle so much, its utterly brilliant, a hundred votes for that one

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  12. *sneaks in MAPLEMEAD CASTLE!!! *sneaks back out again

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  13. *puts on fake glasses and sneaks back in MAPLEMEAD CASTLE *runs away before Rachel notices

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  14. Maplemead - No contest!

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  15. Definitely have to vote for Prime Justice - I love the series!

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  16. Feeling in need of some sunshine - so Rosie's Little CafΓ© on the Riviera, please.

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  17. Aaaaargh you said it would be an interesting/difficult choice but you know my pick will have to be the fabulous 22 - Sins of the Father by Sheryl Browne OR ........ nah won't confuse you :p

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  18. Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French because it's brilliant!

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  19. Mystery at Maplemead Castle! I've just read it and it's brilliant. Loved it! x

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  20. I'm voting for Sins of the Father because DI Adams needs all the help he can get. I know. I'm the one who keeps putting him in these deplorable situations! πŸ˜₯ The poor man! Sorry, Rachel, I couldn't resist. Good luck all! I hope you love whichever wins, Rachel. They're all fabulous reads! :) xx

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  21. From Facebook:

    Joanne Baird Sins of the Father is brilliant Rachel, very fast paced!

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  22. From Facebook:

    Mel Comley Ooo... I hear Prime Justice is a good book. ;-) xx

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  23. from Facebook:

    Susan Hampson Prime Justice xx

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    Mummyof3‏ @iamjustme2017 9h9 hours ago
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    @gilbster1000 Playing by the rules

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  25. From Twitter:

    Rae Cowie‏ @Rae_Cowie 6h6 hours ago
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    Rae Cowie Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    #RosiesLittleCafΓ©OnTheRiviera by @jenniewriter please, Rachel. #romanticfiction #lovereading #lovebooks

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  26. From Twitter:

    Fiona Ward‏ @fiward63 2h2 hours ago
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    @gilbster1000 definitely Maplemead Castle @KFrenchBooks

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    Sue Watson‏ @suewatsonwriter 2h2 hours ago
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    @gilbster1000 @KFrenchBooks Mystery at Maplemead Castle of course! xxx

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  28. From Twitter:

    SMBSLT‏ @smbslt 16m16 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 I just read #SinsOfTheFather in one sitting yesterday. I vote that xxx

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  29. From Twitter:

    Amy‏ @novelgossip1 4m4 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @KFrenchBooks Maplemead Castle, it's so good!

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  30. Maplemead Castle!!!!!!

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  31. I would like to vote for Maplemead Castle

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  32. One would like to vote for Maplemead Castle as one likes castles

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  33. I'm Sheryl Browne's sister and as she keeps me locked in basement, I've had to rush up to use her pc. Sins of the Father please - or she'll kill me! PS.I also work for the fraud squad, Stephen King. 🀣

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  34. I'm Sheryl Browne's brother and I don't rate Sheryl's books. Except sometimes, occasionally, but not very often. Oh, okay. Sins of the Father it good ... I suppose. 😏

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  35. Sheryl Browne's other sister - the skinny one. I would like some food now so please could you read Sins of the Father. πŸ’€πŸ˜“ xx

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  36. Did you know that Sheryl Browne has a scary insight in the mind of a psychopath? Rachel, she's been quoting you in all her posts! And she's acknowledged you in After She's Gone!! Flip. Going back to the basement. Sister number 300 here, btw - who LOVED Sins of the Father. (She made me say that). 😧 xx

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  37. Sheryl Browne's cloned sister number 5,013, and I'M voting for Map... Aaaargh! πŸ‘» xx

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  38. Rosie's Little Cafe on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet ~ escape to a little cafe

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  39. From Twitter:

    Kitty / Kat French‏ @KFrenchBooks 15m15 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @SherylBrowne @hollymartin00 @DrewComps An old woman asked me to ask you if she can vote for Maplemead. #dontshootthemessenger

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    Kitty / Kat French‏ @KFrenchBooks 1m1 minute ago
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    @gilbster1000 @SherylBrowne @hollymartin00 @DrewComps Greetings from mexico! Maplemead and a tequila to go please! #salut #notLlestatinahat

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    πŸ“š πŸ› Kim Nash πŸ“š πŸ›‏ @KimTheBookworm 51s51 seconds ago
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    @gilbster1000 @hollymartin00 @KFrenchBooks Someone just knocked on my door and asked me to say that they vote Mystery at Maplemead Castle

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    Kitty / Kat French‏ @KFrenchBooks 57s57 seconds ago
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    @gilbster1000 @SherylBrowne @hollymartin00 @DrewComps @bookouture Vote just in for Maplemead from unicorn who farts glitter. #defnotlestat

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    Avonna Kershey‏ @avonnalovesgen1 now
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    @gilbster1000 @BooksOfAllKinds Prime Justice looks intriguing.

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    πŸ“š πŸ› Kim Nash πŸ“š πŸ›‏ @KimTheBookworm 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @hollymartin00 @KFrenchBooks So Julie from over the road said she votes Kitty French & Maplemead!

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    πŸ“š πŸ› Kim Nash πŸ“š πŸ›‏ @KimTheBookworm 1m1 minute ago
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    @gilbster1000 @hollymartin00 @KFrenchBooks Jacqui from next door was second in the queue and said she wants to vote Kitty French all the way

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    Vicki‏ @Vicki_CosyBooks 1m1 minute ago
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    @gilbster1000 all look fab! have enough trouble picking from my own books πŸ˜‚I'd probs go with Sins Of The Father tho as read great reviews

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  47. πŸ“š πŸ› Kim Nash πŸ“š πŸ›‏ @KimTheBookworm 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @BookaholicDee @hollymartin00 @KFrenchBooks Lynn from up the road said Maplemead for sure!

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  48. πŸ“š πŸ› Kim Nash πŸ“š πŸ›‏ @KimTheBookworm 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @BookaholicDee @hollymartin00 @KFrenchBooks And her husband asked if his vote for Kitty counts too? I think it should!

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    Angie Dickerson‏ @BooksByAngie 10s11 seconds ago
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    Angie Dickerson Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Prime Justice sounds good @gilbster1000

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    πŸ“š πŸ› Kim Nash πŸ“š πŸ›‏ @KimTheBookworm 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @hollymartin00 @KFrenchBooks The old lady that lives in a shoe said Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

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  51. From Twitter:

    Simone‏ @SimoneMichele89 13s13 seconds ago
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    @gilbster1000 Maplemead Castle by @KFrenchBooks

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    Kitty / Kat French‏ @KFrenchBooks 53s54 seconds ago
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    @SherylBrowne @gilbster1000 @hollymartin00 @DrewComps @bookouture Have they all gone? Pugarella wants to vote Maplemead! #stillnotLestat

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  53. 10 - Rosie's Little Cafe on the Riviera by Jennifer Bohnet :-)

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  54. I just had an army knock on my door, closely followed by the Fire Brigade and the entire police force. Yup, They all voted for Sins of the Father. I lost count after 50,116! 🀣 xx

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  55. From Twitter:

    Jo Baines‏ @Biggestdog 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 Tough choice- they all look fantastic- a new Justice in the series? Read a couple and brilliant

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    Kathryn Freeman‏ @KathrynFreeman1 38s38 seconds ago
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    Kathryn Freeman Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Oooh, what a choice. Can I go for Sins of the Father please. Love my fellow Choc Lit author @SherylBrowne :-)

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  57. I will vote for Kitty French book! Looks amazing and interesting! ��

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  58. From Twitter:

    Carla Burgess‏ @MsBear123 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 Rosie's Little CafΓ© on The Riviera xx

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  59. From Twitter:

    JessicaBell πŸ‘‘‏ @neeenaww 7m7 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @Ianwilfred39 Im going to say the kitty french one πŸ˜€ I know your wanting to read that hehe

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  60. From Twitter:

    Phillipa Ashley‏ @PhillipaAshley 2m2 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 @ianwilfred39 @neeenaww Sheryl Browne mystery.

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  61. From TwitteR:

    Kerry Fisher‏ @KerryFSwayne 20m20 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 Mystery at Maplemead Castle! xx

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  62. Mystery at Maplemead Castle... 🏰

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  63. Prime Justice just because I'd be interested if the author sustains a series this long with the same quality

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  64. From twitter:

    Viv Writes‏ @VivWrites 4m4 minutes ago
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    @gilbster1000 love the cover of Rosie's Little Cafe! I'd want coffee and cake there! :D

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  65. Ollie says Mystery at Maplemead Castle!

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  66. Book Club at Mim's vote Mystery at Maplemead Castle!

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