Monday, 2 October 2017

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #72

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

1 Votes -  Nine Ladies Dancing by Cat Lavoie
3 Votes - Festive Feast by Michel Gorman
6 Votes - For The Love of Christmas by Kate Forster

A bit quieter this week, either the books just weren't known, or noone wants to acknowledge Christmas yet! Ah well, but you did pick a great book for me. I loved For The Love of Christmas by Kate Forster, was a great example of a festive novella. 

It's official, its the run up to Christmas, give or take Halloween, hence its time for us to do a few weeks of Christmas random reads, or until I run out of eligible books! This is purely as I only like reading them at this time of year, and never like having too many left over year to year! For the next couple of months, there will only be 3 choices each week due to the smaller pool to pick from. I have added in this year a few of the wintery sounding books too, just for a bit of variety!  

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 - Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin by Catherine Ferguson - Publication day today for this book and the cover is gorgeous. I also really love reading this author. 
14 - One Day in December by Shari Low - Really enjoy this author too, so really should get around to reading this
15 - Christmas at Rosewood by Sophie Pembroke - I haven't read a Christmas book by this author that I haven't enjoyed. Just wish I could remember the specifics from the other Rosewood books! 

What a cracking selection this week, dust off your tinsel and point it in the direction of one of these books. I'm really hoping I will be able to read all of them this year, but you guys get to decide which one I will definitely read! 

And authors, if its your book up on this feature, feel free to take part, vote for yourself, or stir up excitement amongst your fans! 

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. Definitely One Day in December - really enjoyed the different strands of the story and how they were woven together plus how it plays out over a day

  2. I don't know any of the books but looking at the covers, although I'd want to read them all, One Day in December is the one I'd pick up first so it gets my vote.

  3. One Day in December gets my vote Rachel. Sounds idyllic

  4. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley‏ @emthebookworm 3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    The Sophie Pembroke has a gorgeous cover and title but I am going to go for Catherine Ferguson. Great choices again this week.

  5. From Twitter:

    Liina 📚‏ @liinareads 1h1 hour ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin by Catherine Ferguson 😀 I'm reading it at the moment and really enjoying it.

  6. From Facebook:

    Melisa Broadbent I've just finished Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin for the blog tour and I loved it so I would say that one!

  7. From Facebook:

    Holly Martin Christmas at Log Fire Cabin sounds so gorgeously festive, my vote goes for that

  8. I have read One Day in December so on that basis I'm going for 3 - Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin by Catherine Ferguson!

  9. From Facebook - Dee Eva Merckx I don't know any of those so purely based on covers, my vote goes to Christmas at Rosewood. So pretty.

  10. Too early for Christmas - sorry Rachel!

  11. That's an easy one - definitely Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin. I love Catherine Feruguson's summer books, but haven't read any of her Christmassy ones.
    And I don't think One Day in December is a Christmas book, it's just set in December.
    And I've read Christmas at Rosewood last year. The Last Days of Summer (its sequel )was one of my favourite books last year, so I probably had too high hopes for this one and ended up a bit disappointed.

  12. From Facebook - Inge Jacobs One Day in December. I've read it and it's really good!

  13. Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin definitely sounds perfect xx

  14. From Twitter:

    Nicola Phillips‏ @NPhillips2126 3m3 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    They all look good, but Christmas at Rosewood would be my first choice.

  15. One Day in December as I have that to read as well.

  16. Well...Sheila Howes comment made me laugh. :)
    I like the tagline of Christmas at Rosewood: 'Sometimes love isn't just for Christmas' - cute! Also the fox - is that a fox on the cover - is sweet. 'Christmas at the log tree cabin' looks reliably good but I'd probably take a risk and go for the more modern looking 'One day in December'.
    Oh I don't know.

  17. I'm going for Christmas at the Log Fire Cabin by Catherine Ferguson. Apparently it's fabulously Christmassy with lovely characters. (Not that I'm at all biased, of course!)


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