Monday, 29 February 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly Vote #17

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

1 Vote - Too Close For Comfort (Jo Bingham Book 3) by Niamh O'Connor
2 Votes - Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez 
2 Votes - Fire Damage by Kate Medina
2 Votes - Personal (Jack Reacher 19) by Lee Child
21 Votes - The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan

Overwhelming winner last week and what a fabulous choice it was. Thanks to each and everyone of you that took part. 

Starting on Wednesday I have my RNA Awards Week where I am featuring nominated authors and some of the nominated books for this years RNA Awards. As a result I thought for this weeks vote, I would make the random selection from books I have waiting to be read by the nominated authors (most likely from their back catalogue).  

Below is initially my 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 weeks random numbers are...

And the books these numbers correspond to are...

So the 5 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

7 - Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter - I believe this is Alexandra's most iconic book but yet I haven't read it yet. 
9 - Celtic Love Knot by Angela Britnell - Been enjoying everything I have read so far by Angela
12 - A Jersey Affair (The Jersey Scene Book 2) - Enjoyed the first book in the series, know they are all standalones so curious about this
19 - Security by Mandy Baggot - Don't know anything about the specifics but love Mandy's books
22 - The Beach Hut Next Door by Veronica Henry - Huge fan of the author, can't believe this slipped through my fingers when it came out, given I loved the original Beach Hut book. 

Impressive selection from an impressive set of authors. Have fun choosing from this selection. 

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. Delighted to see A Jersey Affair on your Random Reads! I hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to hearing what you think.

  2. I really enjoyed The Beach Hut Next Door so I recommend that

  3. Mandy Baggot! Security! All her books are amazing!

  4. Hmmm, another difficult one! I adore the covers of A Jersey Affair & The Beach Hut Next Door but I think you know I will vote for 19 - Security by Mandy Baggot :)

  5. Most definitely A Jersey Affair! Enjoy!

  6. I haven't read any Alexandra Potter's books yet but I have this one (somewhere). I'd love to know what you think about it! :)

  7. Am I allowed to vote for myself? LOL! All great reads!

    Mandy xx

  8. Am I allowed to vote for myself? LOL! All great reads!

    Mandy xx

  9. I've read all of Alexandra Potter magic romcom and have mixed feelings about them ... Wonder how Me and Mr. Darcy is...

  10. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 6 hrs6 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 My pick is The Beach Hut Next Door by Veronica Henry

  11. From Twitter:

    LAW Ltd ‏@LAWsomeTweets 7 hrs7 hours ago
    LAW Ltd Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    The Beach Hut! The Beach Hut! @veronica_henry

  12. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 7 hrs7 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 The Beach Hut Next Door - cool cover, I'm very shallow this morning! :)

  13. From Twitter:

    Jo Lambert ‏@Jolambertwriter 9 hrs9 hours ago Bath, England
    @gilbster1000 Definitely A Jersey Affair Rachel...

  14. From Twitter:

    Jo Baines ‏@Biggestdog 10 hrs10 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I've got The Beach Hut in my TBR pile

  15. From Twitter:

    Sam's Book Corner ‏@sam_smith73 3 mins3 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 loved me and Mr Darcy one of my fav @AlexPotterBooks books x
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  16. From Twitter:

    Suze Lavender ‏@SuzeLavender 18 secs19 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 A Jersey Affair. Celtic Love Knot is fantastic as well.

  17. From Twitter: Fiction-Books ‏@Fiction_Books 1 hr1 hour ago
    Fiction-Books Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    I don't know any of these authors, however Veronica Henry always comes highly recommended - Happy Choosing :)

  18. Absolutely loved Security, Rachel. Fab! Sorry I couldn't vote sooner. I couldn't get in! All good now.

  19. From Twitter:

    Soccer Sami ‏@SoccerSami1 2 mins2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Definitely, Me & Mr Darcy! Anything with Mr. Darcy in it has to be great!

  20. From TwitteR:

    mo ‏@marjoleine72 6 mins6 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 @1AnnieLyons I would go for The Beach Hut Nextdoor

  21. From Twitter:

    Lu ‏@awinternumber 10 mins10 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 You can't go wrong with The Beach Hut Next Door! Love love love Veronica Henry!

  22. From TwitteR: Joanne Price ‏@joanneprice6 9 hrs9 hours ago Hereford, England
    @gilbster1000 @DrewComps Rachel I would choose the one set on Jersey 1st because I have wonderful memories of the scenery there 🌅✈️

  23. From Twitter:

    Tanya Phillips ‏@tanyainwales 4 mins4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 a jersey affair

  24. From Twitter: This Chick Reads ‏@ThisChickReads 32 secs32 seconds ago
    @gilbster1000 Don't want to be mean to other authors on this list (some amazing ones there) but @AlexPotterBooks I say! LOVE her <3


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