Sunday, June 2, 2013

June Random Read - The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

It's time for my June Random Read (a fun meme hosted by I'm Loving Books). The idea is to pick one random book out of your Goodreads To-Read list (using to read within the month.  

Can I just tell you that I am in love with this meme?!  Since I've started blogging, I've added so many books to my TBR list that I know it's impossible for me to read them all.  Somehow, it makes me feel better to know that each month, I will be picking one book from that crazily long TBR list at random so every book on the list has a chance that it might be read this month.  I LOVE that!  Am I crazy?  Probably.  But, I think way more people should participate in this meme.  Seriously - try it out and then tell me if I'm the only weird one who gets a serious sense of satisfaction from it!

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This month's winner is...

The New Hunger (Warm Bodies, #0.5)Okay, the ironic thing is that I wrote that gushing praise for Random Reads and then I let do its thing and then...I wasn't so sure if I liked the result.  Book #503 was chosen for me, which happens to be The New Hunger by Isaac Marion.  This isn't even really a novel, but an ebook novella prequel to Warm Bodies, which I just recently read and reviewed.  I just didn't feel excited about it.  I was even more frustrated when I realized that I can only get this book from a site called ZolaBooks (no Amazon?).

But then I read the blurb and, well, I'm interested.  In fact, I'm really looking forward to reading it!  I mean I put it on my TBR list for a reason, right?  And I am nothing if not dedicated to this meme - not knowing what you're going to get is part of the fun!  So, here goes.  I'll let you know what I think!

I almost forgot to say - last month my random read was Masque of the Red Death, which I liked but didn't love (you can read my review here).  


  1. Ooh, the New Hunger sounds good.

  2. You might end up loving it

    1. You're definitely right! I'm looking forward to trying it out!

  3. I still need to read Warm Bodies. Good luck with your read!

  4. Ooooo I love the sound of this meme! I think I am going to jump on the bandwagon, since my TBR list is dangerously close the impossibly high 1000 mark!!!! Gonna bookmark this page for later so I can go check it out!

    Thanks Nicole.

    Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven.

  5. Your pick looks so cool! I haven't read Warm Bodies. I tried but failed. I've never heard of the prequel but that's what I get for not reading the first book lol... Hope you enjoy it!

    P.S. I also was a little disappointed about my pick but I've come to be excited about it just like you (:

  6. Sounds fantastic!! Why does any book with the word Hunger sound so awesome...:D Might check it out...

  7. Sounds like a fun way to pick books to read

  8. I didn't know there was a prequel that's cool. I just saw the movie and I really liked it, Warm Bodies is sitting in my e-reader just waiting to be read but I've been so busy with other things I keep forgetting.