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Wyrd & Wonder: Ambitious Plans

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It’s the 1st of May, which means Wyrd & Wonder has begun! It’s an annual challenge in which participants spend the month focusing on all things fantasy with discussion posts, reviews, instagram photos, etc. If you want to know more, or want to sign up, all the information is over on the blog There’s Always Room For One More. It’s my first year participating, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what others do, and hopefully get to chat about new reads and old favourites with some lovely folk! I’ll mostly be doing blog posts, but might venture over to Instagram to share occasionally.

And now, for my plans. I’m sure I’m being a little ambitious, so please don’t hold me to all of these but I will do my best!

My TBR

Here are the ten books to read! Six of these are ARCS and I will be prioritising them because their release dates are either in May or June:

  • The Wolf and The Woodsman by Ava Reid
  • The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
  • The Craftsman & The Wizard by Joel Newlon
  • Sairō’s Claw by Virginia McClain
  • For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
  • The Wood Bee Queen by Edward Cox

The other four are ones I own, and have been looking for an excuse to read:

  • Malice by John Gwynne
  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
  • Master of Sorrows by Justin Call
  • The Councillor by E.J. Beaton

Readalong

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart is this year’s readalong choice, and even though I read and reviewed it last year, I’m really looking forward to reading it again with a fresh perspective, and I’m excited to see what prompts get given to discuss it.

Blog Posts

I aim to post quite a few reviews, as this is a review blog, after all. I plan to have reviews for all six of the ARCs mentioned in my TBR above, as well as for The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec, which I read in April and held back on until publication month.

I also plan on using some of the prompts to write blog and instagram posts. I do love a prompt and I look forward to finding the perfect book/books to discuss or review for the given topics!

Happy reading, all my fellow adventurers!

Edit: since writing and scheduling this post I have foolishly added to my ambitions so here is my physical TBR. I know I won’t get through all of it, but it at least this will steer the direction of my reading.

18 thoughts on “Wyrd & Wonder: Ambitious Plans

    1. The Councillor has been surprisingly hard to get hold of in the UK! I finally found it on the Blackwells website but I guess it’s technically not been published here. I’m definitely looking forward to chatting and comparing books too!

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  1. Ooh lots of these are on my TBR too! I didn’t realise they’d be discussion prompts for The Bone Shard Daughter, I might do a reread too! Been meaning to check when Bone Shard Emperor is due for release

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    1. Ah, nice! Yeah, I think there will be discussion points, they haven’t been released yet… and Bone Shard Emperor is only out in November! But at least it’s this year haha

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    1. I only heard of it recently, when I watched an online panel with the author and some others I already knew. It sounds very cool and I hope I get to it this month

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  2. Great plans! I feel better about my overly ambitious TBR now. Also I got so excited about the prompts, I love prompts! That I forgot to shedule in any review posts for the 10 books I plan to read. Whoops

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    1. I know it’s so easy to get sidetracked by all the extra content! That’s why I’ve vaguely planned some prompt posts but mostly I’m waiting to see what my reading and reviewing speed is like

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    1. Yes I’d love to buddy read! It would encourage me to get through it cause I’ve struggled to get into it but am told that it’s worth persevering

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  3. Hallo, Hallo Ariana,

    I love how we’re all individually wicked excited about our own ambitions to read as much Fanasy as we can this May! For me personally, in lieu of travelling on holiday I decided to ink out a literary holiday for myself as I’ve found 2021 a harder year for reading & blogging due to personal strife and adverse health. Thereby, I was thankful over our first weekend I’ve released 2x reviews and my Year 4 Intro post wherein I disclosed some of my TBR for the month. Glad to hear your joining us for the group RAL – I haven’t had the chance to read it yet and as this is my first time I can participate in the RAL itself I’m intrigued by what I will find through both the readings of #BoneShardDaughter and the discussions therein.

    Like you, I like using the prompts in different ways – threaded into updates on my blog, used as book photo prompts and shares on #booktwt or pulled together into a book tag post. This is why I love the flexibility we have during #WyrdAndWonder and why I’m blessed to co-host. I’m also keenly happy we have a book bingo card this year — though if the stories I’m reading fit the prompts is still unknown.

    I’m a bit particular about the kinds of Adult Fantasy novels I read so I didn’t see any mutual reads on your list but as you post about them, I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts.

    Have a fantastical May!!

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    1. Hi Jorie!! I’m really glad I heard about the event this year, and am so enjoying being a part of it already! I saw some of your posts, and we definitely have different reading preferences but I also look forward to seeing your thoughts as you post over the month. I always love discovering new books!

      Thank you so much for being a part of creating this Wonderful event!!

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      1. I am not sure how I missed this earlier but you’ve left off the attribution for the Wyrd And Wonder banner?! Imyril mentioned this was required whenever you use it on your blog posts – if you could add that to this post (and others you use it on) we’d appreciate it. Imyril herself puts it in her footers.

        I had a feeling… (about reading different stories) That’s okay though – I don’t mind! I still love visiting with book bloggers who read outside the realms I read myself as I still gleam something from what their read or I get to read a review by a book I might not read but gain something in the experience of the reader who wrote the review.

        #sohappy your happy to be part of our Wyrd And Wonder community.

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      2. Sorry! I had put it near the bottom of the post but I realise it gets a bit lost, since I added another image after it so I’ll move it near the top now 😊

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