Monday, 31 October 2016

Rachel Reads Randomly Vote #45

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

3 Votes - The Winter Folly by Lulu Taylor
5 Votes - Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley
6 Votes - A New York Love Story by Cassie Rocca

I am still in shock at the result from last week. I honestly was expecting it to be a Cathy Bramley white-wash, and that I would be trying to read two books as a result of it. However as the vote progressed I realised just how close it was, and I wasn't sure who had won until I counted it all up and I'm delighted to say that A New York Love Story did edge it. 

From my point of view the most exciting set of results for ages on this feature, and long may it continue! 

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:

1 - Not Just For Christmas by Alex Brown - I've had this on the kindle for weeks since it was released and I can't believe I haven't just sat back and read this new short story in the Tindledale series. 
5 - The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis - I won this recently in a competition, I know its a romance and that I really should read it according to my best friend, but I've never read anything by the author before. 
8 - Her Christmas Cowboy by Katherine Garbera - Well I love Christmas and I am partial to a cowboy, so I am very curious about this Christmas romance. 

I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing how the vote goes this week. Am I going to be as surprised as I was last week, or will my gut feeling as to winner be correct! Really do want to read all of these books this year, so as always will be happy regardless  

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. Not Just for Christmas appeals most just on cover alone

  2. Smiling here because I know exactly what you meant now! But I will resist that temptation & go with my obvious :) 5 - The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

  3. I like the look of Not Just For Christmas

  4. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley ‏@emthebookworm 12h12 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 no question - Not Just for Christmas Alex Brown.

  5. From Twitter:

    Liina voit ‏@liinareads 10h10 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

  6. From Twitter:

    IanWilfred ‏@Ianwilfred39 1h1 hour ago
    IanWilfred Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Which book should @gilbster1000 read next ? I'm voting for @alexbrownbooks

  7. Not Just for Christmas looks good-the cover appeals to me ( I am fickle)! I think it looks a good read

  8. From Twitter:

    SANTA CLAWS! ‏@BertiesGift 2m2 minutes ago
    @gilbster1000 Katherine Garbera's (because I know her, LOL).


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