#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Rachel Gilbey At RachelsRandomreads


Today on #TopFiveThursday I have the fabulous Rachel Gilbey who blogs over at http://rachelsrandomreads.blogspot.co.uk/ I take my hat off to Rachel at the number of books she reads and reviews, this year she has read 314 books and there’s still two months to go until the end of the year! Rachel reviews a mixture of books on her blog and I always find her reviews to be honest and refreshing. So why not pop over to Rachel’s blog and take a look around her blog, if you haven’t already of course!

Top 5 books you’ve read this year (so far)?

Our Song by Dani Atkins
Another Love by Amanda Prowse
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
See How They Run by Tom Bale
Secret at Orchard Cottage by Alex Brown

These are some of my top books of the year

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

Dorothy Koomson
Amanda Prowse
Carmel Harrington
Jill Mansell
Cathy Bramley

Top 5 books you want to read before the end of 2016?

Pretty much everything coming up on my publication dates page – https://rachelsrandomreads.blogspot.co.uk/p/publication-dates.html

But if you are making me name some! I am Rachel sorry 

The Things I Should Have Told You by Carmel Harrington
We Were On A Break by Lindsey Kelk
Destination Chile by Katy Collins
The Holiday Swap by Zara Stoneley
Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Don’t request every single book on Netgalley just because you can…you will never catch up

Read and review at your own pace, don’t panic if the book has come out already, reviews are always appreciated

Be interactive on social media, its a great community

If you get invited to book launches or events, go and have fun, try to not be nervous as everyone is always really lovely

Enjoy yourself, blogging is fantastic

Top 5 book blogs you follow?

Ali – The Dragon Slayer – http://cancersuckscouk.ipage.com/

This Chick Reads – http://thischickreads.com/

Rea Book Reviews – http://reabookreview.blogspot.co.uk/

Shaz’s Book Blog – http://shazsbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Sky’s Book Corner – http://skysbookcorner.blogspot.co.uk/

img_0641Rachel runs her own book blog at Rachel’s Random Reads which has some unique regular features including Truth or Lie? – A gameshow where authors answer an interview but lie on a few of the answers, and my followers need to try and guess which they are. Also featuring Rachel Reads Randomly where she asks her followers to pick a book for me to read each week picked from a random selection of my master TBR.

When she’s not blogging or with her head in a book, Rachel will often be found at the theatre watching musicals, chatting on twitter or plotting her next holiday!


Rachel’s Random Reads – https://rachelsrandomreads.blogspot.co.uk/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/gilbster1000

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/gilbster1000/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5801320-rachel-gilbey

Pinterest – https://uk.pinterest.com/rachelgilbey1/rachels-random-r

My Thanks to Rachel for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer #TopFiveThursday. Never fear if you are one of the bloggers who have sent their answers back to me I haven’t forgotten you, I’m just posting them in the order they are returned to me, but thank you for being so patient 😘😘

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