Monday, 14 March 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #19

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

2 Votes - Love is a Thief by Claire Garber
2 Votes - If This is Paradise, I Want My Money Back by Claudia Carroll2 Votes - Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (Rose Gardner Mystery 2) by Denise Grover Swank
10 Votes - Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly
10 Votes - How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern

Well you produced two ties this week which is the first time that has happened. I picked How To Fall In Love as once I saw the the cover it was the book deep down I wanted to win, so when it came up as tied with Past Secrets, I couldn't resist. 

This week I am randomising from books that came out in 2015 (according to whatever publication date I found and put on my spreadsheet originally) as there are so many books I bought or acquired last year, that I just haven't had a chance to read. 

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:

11 - Dead in the Water by Ann Granger - Having a complete mental block about this book apart from knowing I won it in a competition
97 - The CEO Buys In (Wager of Hearts Book 1) by Nancy Harkness - Believe this is a romance that I have been meaning to read, 
113 - Miss Wrong and Mr Right by Robert Bryndza - I loved The Girl in the Ice by this author, but I still haven't read any of his romantic comedies, and clearly need to sort that out!
132 - That's Paris: An Anthology by Vicki Lesage - This is an anthology of stories and things to do with Paris
137 - Hold the Dark by William Giraldi - Think this is a mystery or something along those lines and will possibly scare me. 

I'll admit to my eyes as I have seen the books revealed by the randomiser I have a gut feeling as to which one I would pick if I was leaving it up to me..however it is up to you, so please make your selections and I will definitely read whichever it is you select for me!  

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. From Book Connectors Facebook Group -

    Joanne Baird Miss Wrong and Mr Right is very funny - that gets my vote

  2. From Book Connectors FB Group:

    Catherine Miller I like the look of Dead in the Water from the covers x

  3. Must admit, none of those are really calling out to me - but maybe the Robert Bryndza?

  4. Hmmm, now do I go on what catches my eye or what I think you will prefer! I know you so well, so even though the cover of Hold the Dark is gorgeous & I know I like Vicki's I'm going to choose 113 - Miss Wrong and Mr Right by Robert Bryndza.

  5. From Twitter:

    Stuart Anderson ‏@StuAnde 2 hrs2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @Lindahill50Hill The Giraldi cover looks great. Read that one.

  6. From Twitter:

    Mark West ‏@MarkEWest 9 hrs9 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Dead In The Water, I think :)

  7. From Twitter:

    Ohh - I'd go for Miss Wrong and Mr Right. I'm very partial to a #romcom

  8. From Facebook group

    Christina Philippou Ooo Miss Wrong and Mr Right is on my TBR too - thanks for the reminder lol!

  9. Dead in the Water grabs me most from the title x

  10. From Twitter:

    Ella Louise Creasey
    @gilbster1000 the second one X <-- The CEO Buys in

  11. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 2 mins2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Paris is a great city, so I'd probably choose that one ...

  12. Well, I Instantly want to straighten the CEO's tie for him. I'm going to go for that one. ;) xx

  13. I love romcoms, I vote Miss Wrong and Mr. Right :)

  14. From TwitteR:

    thebooktrail ‏@thebooktrailer 11 hrs11 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 that's Paris?

  15. From TwitteR:

    @gilbster1000 My pick for this week is: Miss Wrong and Mr Right
    by Robert Bryndza

  16. From Twitter:

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    @gilbster1000 miss wrong and mr right. Is it a part Coco Pinchard series?


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