Monday, 4 September 2017

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #68

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

0 Votes - One Kiss in Rio... by Various 
0 Votes - The Bum Magnet by K L Brady
3 Votes - The Memory Box by Sarah Webb
6 Votes -  The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain
6 Votes - The Waiting Game by Jessica Thompson

Wow I haven't done this for months. Last time it was a tie, and I picked Nadiya's book purely as I had been incredibly curious about it since I won it in a competition. Thank you to everyone that voted back in June, and let's see what this week has to offer! 

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:

5 - The State We're In by Adele Parks - I haven't read a book by this author for many years, I know I still enjoyed her at the point I bought a whole bunch of the back catalogue! 
24 - Summer Loving by Allie Spencer  - Well my true gut feeling was to start singing that song from Grease, but not sure its helpful. I've started to read Christmas books, so a summer one would be a nice contrast! 
219 - The Story of Us by Ellen Faith - Not read the author, and don't recall this book at all but have a feeling I'd enjoy it! 
695 - Breaking Hollywood by Shari King - Why didn't I remember I had this while I was on holiday, it screams beach read at me! Loved the previous Shari King book, and the author is Shari Low writing with Mr King, and I love Shari Low! 
715 - If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon - I borrowed a couple of books by this author from my dad I believe when I was a lot younger, and enjoyed them. This has been on my kindle for ages and have no idea past that! 

Well I have no clue whatsoever how this will turn out, which is all part of my fun of this feature. To me it looks like an interesting mix and I'd hope that some of the books may be familiar to you, and that others may just intrigue! 

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. 

And authors, if its your book up on this feature, feel free to take part, vote for yourself, or stir up excitement amongst your fans! 

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 3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Yay,glad to see the vote back. It's been a while. My vote is for Adele Parks.

  2. From Twitter:

    IanWilfred‏ @Ianwilfred39 2h2 hours ago
    IanWilfred Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    Which book should @gilbster1000 read this week
    @adeleparks ✔️

  3. So pleased to see my Monday return to normality!
    Nice easy pick for me this time .. 5 - The State We're In by Adele Parks

  4. Definitely Adele Parks for me.
    Like you I have loads of her books to read including The State We're in so would love to know what your thoughts are (maybe motivation for me to read more of her books!)

  5. From twitter:

    Nigel May‏
    Replying to @DrewComps @adeleparks
    Breaking Hollywood!!! Fabulous x

  6. So glad Rachel Reads Randomly is back!
    Definitively Summer Loving by Allie Spencer, it's one of my favourite books set in Greece. Happy reading!

  7. Breaking Hollywood by Shari King ... love LA almost as much as NY ... happy to see this feature back :)

  8. From Twitter: Suze Lavender‏
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    The Story of Us looks great.

  9. From Twitter:

    Replying to @gilbster1000 @katieoliver01
    Love SS's If Tomorrow Comes! Tracy's rose-from-the-ashes story makes u WANT to root for her despite her "profession" + there's a love story!

  10. Will pick If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon. Happy reading Rachel!

  11. I vote for The story of Us by Ellen Faith. The title intrigues me.


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