Monday, 12 March 2018

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #90

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

0 Votes -   The Anniversary by Various
0 Votes - Betrayal by Danielle Steel -
1 Votes  - The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs
4 Votes -  Lavender Lane by Christina Jones
10 Votes - The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

Thank you to everyone that voted two weeks ago. There was no edition of this last week, on account of the Marian Keyes book being the runaway winner and it taking me 3 or 4 days to read a close to 700 page book! I just can't books that length particularly quickly - but I did enjoy it at least. 
However I can't risk another incredibly long book winning for a while, as it has put me even further behind on my review for the next few weeks we will be randomising from my review back log - until each book in the back log has been up for a vote I keep falling further behind this may take a while,   Also hoping it means there are books more of you have heard of and thus will be more engaged with the vote!  

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:

9 - How Not To Be A Bride by Portia MacIntosh  - I love this author and have intended to start this book many times. It is likely to be very funny. 
12 - The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May - This is a new author to me, but I often enjoy reading books featuring clubs, and gut feeling from seeing the book on social media makes me think I would enjoy it. 
21 - The House of Hopes and Dreams by Trisha Ashley - Absolutely love this author, only reason I didn't get to this was I had far too many 8th March releases and just couldn't fit them all in before moving on with my scheduling. 

I would be delighted to read any of these books to the extent I'm not even sure which I want to read so will be very interested in your comments.   Really interested in the outcome this week.,

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. They all look good but just because I've seen it a lot on social media too, I'm voting for the swimming club boom .

  2. Can I SAY "All of the above" because I think it would add up to a fun yet varied week's reading? I can't? Oh well, the Swimming Club one then because neither the title nor the cover gives away anything about the storyline so it has me intrigued.

  3. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley

    3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    I just finished the Trisha Ashley the other day but my vote goes for Katherine May as this is one I want to read so would I’d like to know what you think of it.

  4. From TWitter:

    Nicola Smith I haven't read any of them but I would go for The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club.

  5. The Whitstable High Tide swimming club gets my vote Rachel as I love the quirky title

  6. From twitter

    Ella Louise Creasey

    Follow Follow @kentlass123
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Trisha Ashley

  7. From Twitter:
    Kat Duncan

    3m3 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    how not to be a bride

  8. From Twitter:


    7m7 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    How not to be a bride xxx

  9. The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May please, because I live near Whitstable

  10. From Twitter:

    Lisa Sorce

    5m5 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Katherine May’s book!

  11. From Twitter:

    🐣Laura 🐣

    3m3 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Trisha's book 😊

  12. From Twitter:

    Nina D Silva

    4m4 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    They all look so cute. How Not To Be A Bride is my choice.

  13. Definitely The House of Hopes and Dreams, Trisha Ashley is my favourite author! I finished this book on Sunday and absolutely loved it from the moment Angel arrives at Mossby.

    Happy reading!

  14. From Twitter:

    Roger Bray

    18m18 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000 @emldavies01
    I like the look of "How not to be a Bride" sounds like fun


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