Monday, 16 April 2018

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #95


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

2 Votes - Natural Born Readers by Victoria Connelly
5 Votes - Spring on the Little Cornish Isles by Phillipa Ashley
8 Votes  -  Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary 

Another overwhelming winner this week and well deserved, I loved this book and want the next Marnie Rome book to be available already.  I did though this week also read Natural Born Readers as it seemed to make sense to read a book about book lovers on the way to London Book Fair, so that review will be up in May. 

For the next few weeks we will be randomising from my review back log - until each book in the back log has been up for a vote once....as I keep falling further behind this may take a while,   Also hoping it means there are books more of you have heard of and thus will be more engaged with the vote!  

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:



5 - The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman - I love the look of this cover and can't help but think as Spring is allegedly here reading a book featuring any sort of garden may be good timing
7- The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne - I keep meaning to read this, it was released on a hectic publication day and just didn't make it to the front of my pile. Love the author so much 
10 - Annie's Summer by the Sea by Liz Eeles - I have loved the first two books in this series and am really looking forward to picking this one up. 

Loving this selection of books, not entirely sure what direction it will take, but every eager to find out.  Have a feeling I should enjoy any of these if they win. 

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 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.

29 comments:

  1. What is it with spent matches on book covers? Since Eleanor Oliphant, it must be - that's the third "spent match" cover I've seen since Friday! So please, please satisfy my curiosity and read The Baby Sitter!

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    1. OMG! There's an arsonist about! Either that, or someone's buying lost of dud boxes. ;) Thanks so much, Jane! xx

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  2. The Garden of Small Beginnings. I hadn't heard of it until Linda H reviewed it over the weekend and she really enjoyed it. Hope you do too if you get around to it .

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  3. The Baby Sitter gets my vote Rachel, this week.

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    Laura Bambrey


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    The Garden of Small Beginnings is a delicious read - that one!

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    Emma Crowley


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    My vote is for Liz Eeles Annie’s Summer by the Sea. Although I do want to know what you would make of the Abu Waxman. It’s one I want to read.

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    bev eaves


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    Babysitter.

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    Eliza J Scott


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    I’d go for The Garden of Small Beginnings - it looks like the perfect read for the sunny week aheadπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸ“–πŸŒžπŸŒΊ

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    Kat Duncan


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    babysitter

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  9. Without a doubt it has to be 7- The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne easy one for me this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ali! Hugely appreciated, lovely! xx

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  10. Snoops votes for The Babysitter! Oooops, he's a bit biased too! Cos he loves him mum! Love you too, Rachel! Thanks for considering The Babysitter this week. Good luck to the other authors too. I don't think you'll be disappointed whoever you choose! :) xx

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    The Spread


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    The babysitter seems the most intriguing. I give that one my vote.

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    Karen King


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    The Babysitter - that's on my tbr list.

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    Sue Shepherd


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    Just going by my gut instinct, I’d say The Babysitter. But they all look great. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

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    Donna Bookiewookie


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    The babysitter looks very intriguing!! Look forward to a review whichever you choose

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  15. The Babysitter is amazing! You have to read it.

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    Lexi Rees


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    Impossible choice, but since it seems spring might actually finally have arrived, I’d go for The Garden of Small Beginnings.

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    Roger Bray


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    I'm going with The Baby Sitter this week πŸ˜€

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    AngelaPetch


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    I like the title of the "garden of small beginnings" - intriguing

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  19. Difficult to choose this week. Will pickAnnie's Summer by the Sea by Liz Eeles. Happy reading Rachel

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  20. I have read and reviewed The Babysitter, I enjoyed it, give it a try would love to hear your views on it x

    Emma x www.bookinggoodread.com

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  21. Annie's Summer by the Sea by Liz Eeles please

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  22. I was going to go for Annie's Summer by the Sea, because a) of my love of Cornwall and my recent holiday there, b) I love Cornwall as a setting for a book, c) I love this series so much, d) I'm currently reading this book.
    But I'm going to vote for The Babysitter instead, because you have to applaud Sheryl's efforts! I never thought the day would come that I voted for a thriller, but there you go...
    The Garden of Small Beginnings sounds great as well, I'll have to read that one too.
    Nathalie

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  23. As a keen gardener it's got to be the Abbi Waxman

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    Dani


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    Baby sitter!

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