Monday, 10 April 2017

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #60


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

0 Votes - Clara Andrews Books 1 and 2 Box Set by Lacey London
1  Votes -  April's Busman Holiday (Maxwell Mysteries Book 1) by Kerry Frith
3 Votes - A Love Like This by Maria Duffy
4 Votes -   Cabin Fever: The sizzling secrets of a Virgin air hostess by Mandy Smith
5 Votes - Now That I've Found You by Ciara Geraghty

Thank you to everyone that took part last week. It probably was about time I read Now That I've Found You and I'm really impressed you managed to pick me the one paperback from that selection. It's almost as though you are making me make up for lost time and read the physical books regardless! 

Speaking of paperbacks, we are back to randomising from them this week, as I go back to trying to read at least one a fortnight, if not more! 

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:



1 - Pendulum by Adam Hamdy - This is one of those books that I keep being tempted by, but never quite picking up to start reading.  Would love to know other people's thoughts on it. 
4 - The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin - Now why is I think I'd need tissues with me while reading this one? I've heard nothing but good things about it. 
32 - Stay Dead (Annie Carter Book 6) by Jessie Keane - Not read any of this series, but won book 6 in a giveaway a few months back. Hoping its good! 
42 - Upside Down by Lia Riley - How many times has this one now popped up and not been picked. Random.org is determined that I read this book, but no one else appears to have heard of it! I know its a romance and the first in a trilogy that I have all 3 of. 
66 - Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne - Well I love this author, really do need to read the other books I have by her! 

I really like the look of this weeks picks, I suspect I'll be very happy reading whatever is picked and I do have to wonder if it is finally Upside Down's turn to be read! Whatever you feel like picking for whatever reason, please take part, its only a bit of fun, and it really does help me out with my poor ability to make decisions! 

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.

34 comments:

  1. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley‏ @emthebookworm 34m34 minutes ago
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    Oh Rachel how can you not have read Rabbit Hayes it is AMAZING. I hope this one gets picked. If not read it anyway.

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    Liina voit‏ @liinareads 17m17 minutes ago
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    I picked Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne 🙂 It has a cute cover!

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  3. I loved the Anna McPartlin - very funny as well as sad, and so well written. But we can't overlook Sheryl Browne, can we? I love her books, and haven't got round to this one either. So Sheryl it is...

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    1. Awww, you lovely person you! Thanks so much, Anne! :) xx

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    📚 Julie 📚‏ @Juliebookreader 17s17 seconds ago
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    I agree with Em defo Rabbit Hayes by @annamcpartlin so moving

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  5. From Facebook:

    Dave Hardy Pendulum

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  6. Foregone conclusion for me & I doubt I even have to tell you but to play the game properly 66 - Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne :)

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  7. Oh no! Now you have the siblings distracted in hope of getting fed, again! I'm going to have to barricade them in before they escape to vote randomly on my PC! :) Love it, Rachel. Thank you so much. Whoever wins, I hope it's worth your precious reading time. xxx

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  8. Rabbit Hayes as I still have that on my TBR too!

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  9. I vote The last Days of Rabbit Hayes, I haven't read any on your list this week but I like the sound of the title, Rachel.

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    Phillipa Ashley‏ @PhillipaAshley 13h13 hours ago
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    Sheryl Browne. :)

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    1. Awww, thanks, Phillipa! Total star! :) xx

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    Louise Marley‏ @LouiseMarley 11h11 hours ago
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    Stay Dead, by my buddy @realjessiekeane!

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    Leila B.‏ @SimplemeLila 10h10 hours ago
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    Love a good thriller. I will pick Pendulum.

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    BookaholicDee‏ @BookaholicDee 10h10 hours ago
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    Total no-brainer : The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.

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    📚 Julie 📚‏ @Juliebookreader 3h3 hours ago
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    @emthebookworm & I would like to vote again for Rabbit Hayes 😜

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    Claire Allan‏Verified account @ClaireAllan 3h3 hours ago
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    Rabbit Hayes - AMAZING book by v v amazing @annamcpartlin

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    Rachel Gilbey‏ @gilbster1000 3h3 hours ago
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    Was I counting you as a vote for Rabbit Hayes then Vicki?

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    @Vicki_CosyBooks

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    Yes!

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    Trevor Leck‏ @trevor_leck 1h1 hour ago
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    The last days of Rabbit Hayes of course - well, that's what my wife would read!

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    IanWilfred‏ @Ianwilfred39 9m9 minutes ago
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    IanWilfred Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Which book should @gilbster1000 read this week my vote goes to @SherylBrowne

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    1. Thanks so much, Ian! Spotted your tweet last night! :) xx

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    ⚓️SusieP ⚓️ 📖‏ @Beachdrifter74 42s42 seconds ago
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    Aahh The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is a beautiful book ...,,,, but it will make you cry! 📚

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  20. The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin # well it is Easter Week

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  21. There are three books I would like to vote for:
    Upside Down by Lia Riley because it sounds like an amazing romance and I've voted for it before,
    Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne because it has a dog on the cover,
    and The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin as I've recently learned to love the weepies!
    You must have an amazing collection of books on your TBR pile...

    I'm going for The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes as I've just had to download a copy after it came up in this vote...

    Nathalie

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    1. Thanks so much, Nathalie. I think the rabbit is stealing the show though. :) xx

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    Portobello Book Blog‏ @portybelle 2m2 minutes ago
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    The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is wonderful. Yes it's sad but so funny and warm too.

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  23. Would it help if I mention there's a rabbit in Somebody to Love as well as an Autism Assistance Dog?? ;) Thanks for your support everyone. :) xx

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  24. PS. Starbuck and Findus would like me to pass on their votes for Somebody to Love as their paws keep hitting the wrong keys. ;) xx

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  25. Upside Down by Lia Riley - Because this book's a fighter and it wants to be read :)

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    Mummyof3‏ @iamjustme2017 2h2 hours ago
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    Somebody to love,

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