Monday, 23 April 2018

Rachel Reads Randomly - Vote #96

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

3 Votes - Annie's Summer by the Sea by Liz Eeles
6 Votes - The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
15 Votes  -  The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne

Given the weather this week I was very surprised the the spring/summer looking books didn't get more votes, but not to worry I was delighted to finally read The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne, which had me open eyed in disbelief at some of the events as they unfurled.  

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:

3 - My Girlfriend's Perfect Ex-Boyfriend by Peter Jones -  I know this book had great reviews on the blog tour, and I love his writing from previous releases. 
5 - The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson - There was something as it was announced that made me download it from Netgalley and not just the publisher. I haven't been paying attention to it though,so comments generally are very welcome! 
7 - A Bicycle Made For Two by Mary Jayne Baker - Love this authors sense of humour and have been meaning to read this book since I got it. 

Three fabulously fun sounding books, I know I will be happy with all of the options I just wish I knew how to pick books so that I didn't have such readable sounding things in my backlog!  Clearly far too many great releases at the moment.  I look forward to the outcome. 

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 Bicycle Made For Two by Mary Jayne Baker please

  2. A Bicycle Made For Two - I don't know any of the three books but this is the one I would pick up first.

  3. From TWitter:

    Emma Crowley

    4h4 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    My vote this week goes for Mary Jane Barker as it’s the first one that caught my eye

  4. From Twitter:

    Nicola May On cover alone A Bicycle made for Two x

  5. From Facebook:

    Natalie Kleinman I have to agree with Nicola. Fabulous cover! <-- MJB

  6. A Bicycle Made for Two - such a cheery cover!

  7. From Twitter:

    kelly Boyd

    9m9 minutes ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000 @MaryJayneBaker
    A bicycle made for two 😀

  8. A Bicycle Made For Two by Mary Jayne Baker

  9. A bicycle made for two gets my vote too Rachel

  10. A Bicycle Made for Two, because I have that on my TBR as well.

  11. I'm late to the party this week but a fairly easy pick - 7 - A Bicycle Made For Two by Mary Jayne Baker

  12. From Twitter:

    Roger Bray

    7h7 hours ago
    Replying to @gilbster1000
    The Undercover Mother for me Rachel. Annette as Roger 😂😂😂


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