Monday, 19 February 2018

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #88

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

0 Votes -   Between a Rockstar and  Hard Place by Portia MacIntosh
1 Votes - The Perfect Match by Debbie Macomber
4 Votes  - Crazy For You by Emma Heatherington
5 Votes - Runaway Bride by Mary Jayne Baker

What a great choice this week, is was close but so glad that I have read Runaway Bride as I'm starting to think I need to bump Mary Jayne Baker up to must read author on my mental lists! 

So this year I've decided instead of changing what part of the TBR I randomise each week, I'm going with at least until I get bored, books released in the current month - so for the next few weeks all the options will be books released in February - that is February from whatever year they were published! (At least based on the publication date I put on my master spreadsheet). Should give all books a few chances to get picked over a year and be slightly quicker for me to set up!  

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:

11 - Secrets by Debbie Viggiano - The couple of books I've read by this author I have really enjoyed and delighted that she has signed to Bookouture for future releases
28 - Six Foot Six by Kit De Waal -  One of this years Quick Reads releases, the author seemed really nice at the launch event
44 - The Moment of Truth by Shari Low - Really enjoy this author, but don't recall anything about the book 
46 - Sugar Mummy by Simon Brooke - If you know anything about this book please tell me, I don't know anything of the top of my head! 
48 - Finding Margo by Susanne O'Leary - Another of Bookouture's new signings if I recall and again another author I've greatly enjoyed in the past. 

Interesting selection that I will be curious to see which I will be reading! 

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! 

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. Secrets by Debbie Viggiano simply because I love the cover and would pick it up in a shop

  2. the moment of truth shari low

  3. From Twitter:

    Ian Wilfred

    3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    has to be Secrets by @DebbieViggiano ✔️

  4. From Twitter:

    Camilla Isley ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

    57m57 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    The Moment of Truth by Shari Low

  5. Tricky this week but am going to choose the Shari Low since I really enjoyed One Day in December last year.

  6. The moment of Truth is my choice this week Rachel.

  7. From Twitter:

    Eva M.

    3m3 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Because of the tag line, I’m going with Kit de Waal.

  8. From Twitter:

    Lisa Sorce

    14m14 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Finding Margo!

  9. The Moment of Truth by Shari Law

  10. From Twitter:

    Suze Lavender

    8s8 seconds ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Finding Margo looks interesting.


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