Monday 29 August 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #37

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

0 Votes - One Kiss in...Miami by Various
2 Votes - Hopeful - an autobiography by Omid Djalili 
3 Vote -  Fire Damage by Kate Medina
4 Votes -   The Memory Box by Sarah Webb
9 Votes -  Letters from Lighthouse Cottage by Ali McNamara

You guys have done it again and picked a brilliant book for me, for which I am eternally grateful. I thoroughly enjoyed Letters From Lighthouse Cottage, and didn't really want it to finish. Although I will admit at points during last week I was convinced it could have been a four way tie, as I thought some of the other books had more votes than they really did! 

This week I am going to randomise from books published during 2016, I do from time to time buy books, but then barely have a chance to read them as I focus predominately on my review pile, so would be nice to see if I can read something reasonably new that I just haven't been able to justify the time for yet! 

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 weeks random numbers are...

And the books these numbers correspond to are...

So the 5 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

1 - Exposure by Ava Marsh - I loved Ava Marsh's first book Untouchable last year and been hearing good things about Exposure. 
2 - It Had To Be You by Barbara Hannay and Nikki Logan - This is a romance that appeared in a goody bag from an event I want to earlier this year. Intend to read it at some point! 
5 - Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard - Thriller set on a cruise ship. Followers of this blog may know I'm a huge fan of cruising, so very curious about this book. 
39 - The Last Day I Saw Her by Lucy Lawrie - I know I bought this and that it looks good, but apart from reading another book by Lucy while I was on holiday the other month, I don't really know much about this. 
46 - My DisOrganised Life by Nina Whyle - I honestly keep meaning to pick this one up and read it, but then others seem to catch my eye. I believe its chick lit and meant to be good fun. 

I have no idea whatsoever how this vote is going to go this week. If I was pushed I could possibly name the winning genre, but not with any confidence. From my point of view, I really want to read all 5 of these books at some point, and think its one of the more varied selections was have had for a while. I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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. Lucy Lawrie because I fancy that one myself! Glad you enjoyed last week's, such a lovely book.

  2. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 Distress Signals. I haven't read it but anyone who has has loved it.

  3. From Twitter:

    Rose McClelland ‏@RoseMcClelland1 4m4 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 the last day I saw her! X

  4. From Twitter:

    Sue Shepherd I'm intrigued by 'The last day I saw her.'

  5. From Facebook:

    Anne Cater Distress Signals - it's great

  6. Because I read & enjoyed it & I have nagged you in the past to read it :) 46 - My DisOrganised Life by Nina Whyle

  7. Distress signals... It's intriguing

  8. From Facebook:

    Ana Tom The Lats Day I Saw Her is fab! Reviewed it for the blog tour, here's the link in case you want to check it out

  9. Am torn between Distress Signals and exposure, both look good.

  10. Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard

  11. From Twitter:

    Sue Fortin ‏@suefortin1 4h4 hours ago
    Sue Fortin Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    I have Distress Signals in audiobook waiting for me. That's my vote. x

  12. From Twitter:

    Jinger Kat ‏@JingerKatKK 2h2 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 #DistressSignals @cathryanhoward

  13. From Twitter:

    Tezza Robertson ‏@robertson_tezza 3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 I've read it had to be you and really enjoyed it.


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