Wyrd & Wonder Is Coming | Here’s My TBR

Wyrd & Wonder is possibly my favorite reading event in the year. I’m SO excited to be participating in it again this year, and hopefully this time I’ll really put a dent in my physical fantasy TBR.

What is Wyrd & Wonder?

It’s a relaxed monthlong celebration in May of all things fantasy that’s hosted by the Wyrd & Wonder crew: Imyril, Lisa, and Jorie.

There is no deadline for signing up; however, if you do so and make a post before May 7, you’ll be entered into a giveaway. Participants can participate in any way they choose: read only fantasy books or only fantasy comics, watch fantasy shows, post about fantasy-related stuff, play only fantasy games… whatever you like. However you choose to participate is totally up to you, and you can include links to your post in the master schedule or just check it out to see what others plan to post.

For more details about the event, check out the following links:

Wyrd and Wonder Is Back
(intro. to the event and contains banners, necessary links, and info. on the giveaway)
Wyrd and Wonder Challenge 2021
(contains challenge prompts, which you can post wherever and however you like)
Wyrd and Wonder: Read-along
(info. on the group-read book: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart)
Wyrd and Wonder
(Twitter profile)

What are my plans for W&W?

Things are already not going according to plan despite my efforts to prep for W&W before it pops up, so my May will not be as fantasy filled as I want it to be this year. But I’m not too disappointed. I’m still excited and know that I’ll have loads of fantasy fun. 😀

Here are my plans. I will…

…read MOSTLY fantasy books in May.

I’ve put together a variety of novels, novellas, comics, and picture books for my W&W TBR. I’m such an oddball for being super excited about my TBR. I hope I’ll stick to it (but I already know I probably won’t, lol). I might carry over one or two non-fantasy books from April that I’m still working through.

…try to publish MOSTLY fantasy-related posts.

I tend to post reviews of books I read one month after reading them (I just realized this), so a good bit of reviews I post in May might be for non-fantasy books. I’ll see if I can knock them out in a week. All other posts will be fantasy related.

…do the W&W challenges.

I haven’t yet decided how I’ll go about doing this, but I’m leaning toward doing some on IG and some on here.

…host a giveaway.

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I want to share some fantasy love with you all. I haven’t yet worked out the details, but when I do, I’ll throw together an announcement post. That will go up in early May.

I think that’s a good bit to be getting on with. Other stuff I intend to do that aren’t really goals is to watch some fantasy-related shows (like the Shadow & Bone show on Netflix and rewatch the Witcher because I feel like it and maybe even Merlin because I’m in the mood for that) and play some fantasy games on my PlayStation since I have a PlayStation now. 😊

What do I plan to read for W&W?

My reading plans are to (a) read my stuff and (b) read mostly comics and picture books because I have a good bit of those but hardly turn to them when I grab something from my physical TBR. Since this list consists of a good bit of comics and picture books, I just might be able to read the majority of it. That is, of course, if I stick to my TBR. 🙃

Well, here are the books:
  1. Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers = book club novel
  2. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie = buddy-reading novel from April
  3. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman = novel I MUST read this year
  4. Finding Home, Vol. 1: The Traveller by Hari Conner (illus.) = comic book
  5. Oona by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Raissa Figueroa = picture book
  6. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn = popular novel often rec’d to me
  7. Once & Future, Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Dan Mora = comic book
  8. Wizard Beach by Shaun Simon, illus. by Conor Nolan = comic book
  9. Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest by Phoebe Wahl = picture book ARC
  10. Witch Hat Atelier, Vols. 1-7 by Kamome Shirahama (illus.), transl. by Stephen Kohler = manga
  11. How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry (illus.) = picture book
  12. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark = novella
  13. Nils: The Tree of Life by Jérôme Hamon, illus. by Antoine Carrion = graphic novel
  14. Lords & Ladies by Terry Pratchett = next Discworld Witches novel I gotta read
  15. How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal, Vol. 2 by Kaziya (illus.), transl. by Angela Liu = manga
  16. Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham, illus. by Lan Medina = comic book
  17. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold = novel I REALLY want to read
  18. The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark = novella

And that’s it.

My plan is to go along with the relaxed nature of this event, so I won’t push myself too much. But, if I manage to stick to my goals AND my TBR, I’ll have to reward myself in a major way.

Are you planning to join Wyrd & Wonder this year?

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28 thoughts on “Wyrd & Wonder Is Coming | Here’s My TBR

  1. Great TBR! I should get Fables from the beginning, I read a few issues out of order and liked it a lot. I hope you like Legendborn if you get to it, it’s one of my absolute favorites.


  2. Hallo, Hallo Zezee,

    I LOVE your enthused response to Wyrd And Wonder — welcome to the adventure!! I definitely understand what you mean about plans go wrong or hours slipping past you. If you consider my #UnconquerableRAL is being re-started this Sunday after an #epicfail lin April — wells, I digress. In respect to W&W though I have my ducks in a row because I’ve been planning it since last May! lol No, seriously I really have!! I love how you’ve outlined how everyone can join and do their own thing – from reading, watching, celebrating and championing every which way to Sunday they can bring Fantasy into their life and social outlets. That is truly at the heart of Wyrd And Wonder – how Fantasy can be celebrated, how as a community of adventurers we like to share what aspects of Fantasy give us a lot of wicked good thrills and how each of us can do a myraid of different things throughout the event to raise a signal flare for the genre we all mutually love. Way to go!!

    From your TBR — I have “Legendborn” myself as it was #Mythothon’s RAL this year — I completely missed it in April but thankfully there’s another event lateron in Autumn which I think will suit me better as honestly APRIL was a bad month for health. I have two reviews up on my blog and my intro to Year 4 if you want to swing by and see what I’ve been doing these first two days of Wyrd And Wonder.

    Have fun and don’t stress about what you can’t do – just enjoy what you can!!

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    1. Hi Jorie! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
      Lol! at prepping for W&W since last May. I’d love to one year do fantasy-related post everyday in May for this event, so maybe next year I’ll start my prepping earlier too.
      I love the laid-back feel of W&W. It works perfectly for me since life often is unexpectedly busy when I really don’t want it to be, lol.

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      1. OOh! This is my favourite part of Wyrd And Wonder – being able to post everyday or nearly everyday. Yesterday my plans were a bit altered as I hadn’t realised an author I was reading was going to re-edit and re-release her novels so I was struggling to connect to some other books I wanted to read this year. Ironically nothing connected so I’m starting anew today. Some days are like that but they drive me bonkers as I always hope the books I pick to read will be ones I can enjoy reading.

        Its the laid-back style of our event I appreciate myself – with so much stress in my IRL it is nice to just chill and enjoy the bookish holiday Wyrd And Wonder provides me. I definitely can relate to you about the unexpectedness in our lives as I seem to be in that same boat myself! Here’s to being able to join Wyrd And Wonder even with the chaos that likes to erupt into our everyday!!

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  3. This looks awesome and fantasy related games sound great. I haven’t played anything like that in ages, seems like.

    I loved Grave mercy!


    1. Thanks! 🙂
      And good to see you liked Grave Mercy. A coworker recommended it to me saying it’s about assassin nuns. I was immediately sold.


  4. Two of my fave novellas on a brilliant TBR – your May sounds fabulous 😀

    I’m also planning to get into some fantasy Netflix this month – how much will depend on whether my new work contract starts fast and kicks in hard I guess, but I want to see what all the fuss about Shadow & Bone is about (having never read the books) and it’s waaaaay past time I had a look at The Dark Crystal show – I adore the film.

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  5. Ohh! Quite an interesting event, I specially like how tv shows/movie and gaming are included aswell! So people like me who don’t read fantasy can also participate!

    Goodluck with your tbr & goals- have fun xx

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