Thank you everyone for your input last time. The results of the last vote were:
1 Votes - Stay Dead (Annie Carter Book 6) by Jessie Keane
1 Votes - Upside Down by Lia Riley
2 Votes - Pendulum by Adam Hamdy
9 Votes - Somebody to Love by Sheryl Browne
14 Votes - The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
What an entertaining vote that was. Loved the campaigns for the top two books, and unfortunately Sheryl you have come second, for the second time in about a month! However The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes was an amazing story and I recommend you all either read my review or go out and buy the book!
The review of this weeks winning book and the next vote will be on 1st May, as next week I have really long days at work and just won't have the time or energy to guarantee reading a book in time.
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:
40 - The Sisters by Claire Douglas - I've heard good things about this author, but haven't read any of the books. Would love more opinions!
72 - American Housewife by Helen Ellis - This appeared in a goody bag earlier this year, and it looked interesting.
137 - His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson - I have read a couple of books by this author and enjoyed them both, so crossing fingers that this one is also good
143 - A Love Like This by Maria Duffy - Irish Fiction author, should be women's fiction and hopefully the sort of book I would enjoy,but really know nothing about it
175 - Return to Bluebell Hill by Rebecca Pugh - Debut book for fellow book blogger. I've read her second book and really enjoyed it and feel very guilty that I haven't supported her more by reading her others yet!
Often I will look at the selection of books and privately suspect I can predict the winning one, however I don't have a solid inkling about this week, so should really enjoy seeing all the comments and seeing how this one unfolds.
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 random.org 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.