Monday, 19 March 2018

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #91

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

3 Votes -  The House of Hopes and Dreams by Trisha Ashley
4 Votes - How Not To Be A Bride by Portia MacIntosh
7 Votes  - The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club by Katie May

It is not often that a result from this takes me completely by surprise, but given I am big fans of the other two authors, I am rather pleased you voted for The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, as it may have been waiting for me for a lot longer to read it.  Really enjoyed it, and you can see my full review here later today. 
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:

2 - A House to Mend A Broken Heart by Alison Sherlock - I have really enjoyed books by this author in the past, and I have spotted on release schedules that there is another book in this series due out later this year, so perhaps I should catch up. 
5 - All The Stars in the Sky by Paul Curtis - I agree to review this is a moment of good will last year, and then well..evidently haven't started it yet! 
13 - Best Practice by Penny Parkes - This is the third book in this fabulous doctors surgery and makes me always remember the programme Doctors when I read them. Loving this series from the first two books. 

Hmm I know that one of these is a rather long book, one of them I should really enjoy and the third well I have no real idea but I wouldn't have agreed to read any of them if there weren't something appealing me.  So its over to you! 

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. I've not heard of any of these but I most like the look of Best Practice

  2. all the stars in the. sky

  3. From twitter;

    Liina πŸ“š

    4h4 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    A House to Mend A Broken Heart by Alison Sherlock 😊

  4. From Twitter:

    4h4 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    Best Practice, but they all look great.

  5. From Twitter:

    Catherine Miller

    2h2 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000 @Ianwilfred39
    A House to Mend a Broken Heart by the gorgeous @AlisonSherlock

  6. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley

    46m46 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    My vote this week is for Penny Parkes:Best Practice

  7. From Twitter:

    🐣Laura 🐣

    39m39 minutes ago
    Replying to @emthebookworm @gilbster1000
    I vote Best Practice too! Loved this book. Lx

  8. I like the title 'A House to Mend A Broken Heart', so that one for me please

  9. From Twitter:

    Laura James

    7m7 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    A House to Mend a Broken Heart @AlisonSherlock 😊

  10. A House to Mend a Broken Heart, it's a fab read!

  11. From Twitter:


    3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    I love the title A House to Mend a Broken Heart, that would get my vote x

  12. It has to be Best Practice this week! Loving that series so much, hope there will be more books.
    I read A House to Mend a Broken Heart last year and was a bit disappointed, so wouldn't really recommend that, although you might enjoy it of course.

  13. Best Practice by Penny Parkes πŸ’™


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