Monday, 24 October 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #44

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

1 Votes - Christmas in New York by Holly Greene
1 Votes - Single by Christmas by Rosa Temple
9 Votes - Once Upon A Christmas by Sarah Morgan

That was definitely a majority of votes in favour of Sarah Morgan, which doesn't surprise me as she is the queen of Christmas. Thoroughly enjoyed curling up all warm and cosy with Once Upon A Christmas, so another excellent choice everyone,. 

From now until probably the end of November each week I will be giving you a choice of 3 books from my Winter/Christmas books, to start getting us all into the festive spirit. I will probably be buying them as fast as I read them, so hopefully will get a different selection each week. 

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 5 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

3 - A New York Love Story by Cassie Rocca - New York and Christmas as far as I know, always a good mix, and judging by the past few weeks votes, I keep having the pair in different books!
4 - Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley - This is a new short story from Cathy Bramley. It is though the follow up to The Plumberry School of Comfort Food (which I have, but not read yet). If this wins, I will read and review both for Monday. 
9 - The Winter Folly by Lulu Taylor -  I haven't read any of Lulu Taylor's more wintery books, but loved her older books which often went with me on holiday. 

Well it certainly looks like an interesting choice for you all this week, one of them jumps out at me slightly more than the others, but as always what you say is what I will read for the feature next week. So have a look, and pick a book! 

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 Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 41m41 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 torn between Cathy Bramley and Lulu Taylor but as I have read Cathy's I'll go for that.

  2. Haha, Miss Predictability here, based on NYC, Christmas and the fact I have read it :) 3 - A New York Love Story by Cassie Rocca

  3. I loved that Lulu Taylor book so my vote goes for The Winter Folly as I'd love to know what you think of it.

  4. I'll go with the NY-Christmas pairing again... A New York Love Story

  5. From Facebook:

    Maxine Morrey Rachel Gilbey Oh, I meant picture 3 - 'The Winter Folly'.

  6. From TwitteR:

    Aria Fiction ‏@Aria_Fiction 8h8 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 A New York Love Story! 😊

  7. From Twitter:

    Gemma Harding 👻 🎃 👻 ‏@BookMoodReviews 8h8 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 a new York love story

  8. From Twitter:

    Maria Sveva Morelli ‏@SvevaMorelli 8h8 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @Aria_Fiction I love the book of @CassieRocca!

  9. Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley

  10. From Twitter:

    Viv Writes ‏@VivWrites 4h4 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 definitely @CathyBramley's Comfort And Joy for the gorgeous cover!! gives me such a festive feeling!

  11. From Twitter:

    @gilbster1000 the 1st one. I'm just starting Claude's Christmas adventure, sounds like a interesting book x <-- Cassie Rocca


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