Monday, 27 November 2017

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #80

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

1 Votes -  Nine Ladies Dancing by Cat Lavoie
8 Votes - Meet Me Under The Mistletoe by Carla Burgess
20 Votes  - A Rock'n'Roll Lovestyle by Kiltie Jackson

A rather conclusive outcome from last week for a really enjoyable book. Very glad that A Rock'n'Roll Lovestyle won, and thanks to Kiltie for energising her fans into voting. Was lovely to see some new faces. 

It's almost December!!! It's official, its the run up to Christmas, 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 3 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

3 - The Present by Charlotte Phillips - I loved some novellas by this author a few years ago, so very curious as to what a full length Christmas book is going to be like. 
14 - The Wooly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan - Just how cosy sounding is that title. Very much looking forward to reading this one whenever I get the chance. 
17 - Christmas at Rosewood by Sophie Pembroke - Christmas isn't Christmas without a festive Sophie Pembroke book - so I probably should get around to reading this one! 

What a selection, I like all these authors and really do want to read all three of these books. Highly curious as to what the reaction from you all will be this week. 

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. Oh it's GOT to be the Wooly Hat Knitting Club, what a wonderful name for a book!

  2. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley‏
    3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Wasn’t Sophie Pembroke in the vote a few weeks back or am I totally imagining it? Anyway this week my vote goes to The Woolly Hat Knitting Club as it’s on my TBR and I would like to know what you think of it.

  3. From Twitter:

    Fede Maby‏
    2m2 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    I loved The Woolly Hat Knitting Club <3

  4. From Twitter:

    Liina 📚‏
    4m4 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    I vote for The Wooly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan 😀

  5. I vote for the woolly hat knitting club

  6. Easy one for me this week. I have read and enjoyed it so it has to be 14 - The Wooly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan

  7. Christmas at Rosewood because it has a fox on the front cover and I love foxes. xx

  8. From twitter:

    Canelo‏Verified account
    3m3 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    We recommend The Woolly Hat Knitting Club 😉👉📚

  9. The Woolly Hat knitting club sounds cosy and adorable Rachel so my vote goes to this one, as the weather turns wintery this week.

  10. From TwitteR:

    Sue Weedon‏
    18m18 minutes ago
    More Sue Weedon Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    The Woolley Hat Knitting Club. What a title!

  11. From Twitter

    Suze Lavender‏
    7m7 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000 @APerfectMatch17
    Christmas at Rosewood looks great.

  12. From twitter:

    Chapter and Cake‏
    5m5 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Definitely The Woolly Hat Knitting Club - loved it!

  13. The Woolly Hat Knitting Club! I was on the blog tour for this and it's fab x

  14. I'm going with the majority today: The Woolly Hat Knitting Club looks fun, quirky and a bit different.

    Love @LizziePagewrite

  15. It has to be The Present because I was the one who mentioned it to you
    I love Poppy Dolan and Sophie Pembroke though. So sad that there wasn't a new Sophie Pembroke book this year, she's brilliant.



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