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!
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
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.
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.