Monday, 26 March 2018

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #92

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

1 Votes -  All The Stars in the Sky by Paul Curtis
6 Votes - A House to Mend A Broken Heart by Alison Sherlock
6 Votes  - Best Practice by Penny Parkes

Well thanks so much for making that a tie this week! How was I supposed to pick between two authors I enjoy and both of them sounding really good. Literally the only reason I picked Best Practice was because i knew I had a couple of tube journeys and restaurant eating time, thus reading away from a computer, and thought I would delve into the longer book.  

Very happy to say that I loved Best Practice and think I made the right pick from your choices, as it may have been a while before I voluntarily went for one of the longer books on my review stack. 
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 3 choices with my gut feeling responses are:

7 - All The Colours In Between by Eva Jordan - I've met Eva Jordan a couple of times and she is lovely, but still haven't read any of her books. I know this one sounds good though. 
8 - A Year at Meadowbrook Manor by Faith Bleasdale - Have I really not read this one yet, even though it lost a vote the other month? I still really want to and have seen some positive reviews for it. 
12 - The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Admans - Loved this authors debut book, and loving the title cover for this one, just not quite got as far as starting the book. 

Three books that all sound great and that I would like to read and probably should have done by now. Please don't make this be another tie as I have no idea how I am meant to pick, for if I knew how to pick them, I would have read them already!! 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. A Year at Meadowbrook Manor by Faith Bleasdale please

  2. They all sound great but since I've read and loved Eva Jordan's book, I vote for that one.

  3. haha, now that shows how different we book lovers all are, with varying tastes, because I read Eva's book too and thought it was OK but no more than that. I'm going to vote for A Year at Meadowbrook Manor because weddings bore me and I don't really understand why they feature in so many books.

  4. From Twitter:

    Liina 📚

    4h4 hours ago
    More Liina 📚 Retweeted Rachel Gilbey
    My pick is A Year at Meadowbrook Manor by Faith Bleasdale 😀

  5. From Twitter:

    Emma Crowley

    3h3 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    My vote is for A Year at Meadowbrook Manor by Faith Bleasdale. Didn’t this one feature in the vote a few weeks ago?

  6. I will pick A Year at Meadowbrook Manor by Faith Bleasdale as I read it and loved it. Happy reading!

  7. From Facebook:

    Hayley Thorpe The little wedding island

  8. All The Colours In Between, absolutely loved it x

  9. I like the sound of All the colours in between,so that’s my choice for this week Rachel.

  10. From Facebooks:

    Linda Hill Eva definitely!

  11. From Facebook:

    Kaisha Holloway Jaimie admans!!!!! Phenomenal book! Reviewed it yesterday x

  12. From Twitter

    Ian Wilfred

    3h3 hours ago
    @gilbster1000 @be_the_spark I've voted ✔️ …

  13. From Twitter:

    Kitty Wilson

    2m2 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    I've tried to comment on the blog but it's not playing nicely for me this morning, so I've given up and am using Twitter instead - I vote for The Little Wedding Island. But they all look so good!


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