Wyrd & Wonder 2022 Is Coming | Here’s My TBR

Wyrd & Wonder is almost here!!

Am I as prepared as I was hoping to be?

Nope.

But am I as excited as I was the year before?

I sure am!


WHAT IS WYRD & WONDER?

It’s a laid-back monthlong celebration of all things fantasy. The event takes place during May (May 1-31), and you can participate in any way you like: whether that’s reading a bunch of fantasy books, playing a bunch of fantasy games, watching a bunch of fantasy movies, dressing up as a bunch of fantasy characters for every day in May, or whatever else you come up with. You decide how you’d like to display your love of fantasy.

This year’s celebration marks the fifth anniversary of W&W, so we have five hosts. In addition to the original Wyrd & Wonder crew — Imyril, Lisa, and Jorie — there’s also Ariana and Annemieke.

And, since a fifth anniversary is traditionally honored with a gift of wood, the theme of this year’s W&W is forest fantasy. You can stick to the theme if you like, but it’s not necessary.

Anyway, if you’d like to learn more about the event, see the links below.

WYRD & WONDER ANNOUNCEMENT (for details, sign-up details, and banners)
WYRD & WONDER EVENTS (for details on readalongs, weekly prompts, IG prompt challenge, etc.)
WYRD & WONDER FUN AND GAMES (for details on the readalongs, book bingo, Twitter events, and giveaways)
WYRD & WONDER TWITTER (use #WyrdAndWonder when chatting about the event)
WYRD & WONDER INSTAGRAM (use #WyrdAndWonder when posting about the event)

WHAT ARE MY PLANS FOR W&W?

I’m keeping it simple this year since I’m even more unprepared than usual and am quite ill at the moment, so I don’t want to push myself too hard.

My plans are to…

…read ONLY fantasy books in May.

Imyril recommended the Green Man books by Juliet McKenna on the W&W IG as fantasy books that fit the forest fantasy theme. I’ve had these books on my TBR since reading Imyril’s reviews of them a while back, so I think the fifth W&W is the best time to get started on them.

In addition to the Green Man books, I’ll also read some fantasy picture books and maybe some comics too.

…participate in a W&W readalong.

This might be pushing it a bit for me, but I’d love to participate in the readalong for The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay. So far, I’ve enjoyed all the W&W readalong books I’ve read, so I think I’ll like this one as well. Plus, I’d like to FINALLY try Kay’s work. I’ve ordered a copy of the book, but I did so last minute (since that’s currently the story of my life — everything unprepared and done last minute). I doubt it will arrive in time.

…post reviews on fantasy books.

This is my attempt to catch up on the many book reviews I need to do, so I’ll only publish the fantasy ones during May.

…do the W&W challenges.

Last year, I did the big W&W prompt challenge as posts that I called Wyrd & Wonder Wednesdays. This year, for Wyrd & Wonder Wednesdays I’ll do the prompts for the top five posts. I’d also like to attempt the W&W prompt challenge again, so I’ll try again to do it on IG.

…post some book tags.

I enjoy doing book tags and it’s been a while since I’ve done some. The ones I do in May will be fantasy-themed, of course.


WHAT DO I PLAN TO READ FOR W&W?

This is a lot of books for someone who wants to take it easy, but I won’t force myself to get through them all. Also, I’ve already started a few, like Pierce’s Page, Abercrombie’s Last Argument of Kings, which I’m currently buddy-reading with Emily at Embuhleeliest, and Clark’s Ring Shout, which I started for a book club.

The Green Man’s Heir by Juliet McKenna
The Green Man’s Foe by Juliet McKenna
The Green Man’s Silence by Juliet McKenna
Fables, Vol. 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, illus. by Mark Buckingham
The Secret Lives of Dragons by Zoya Agnis (Sangma Francis), illus. by Alexander Utkin
Journey by Aaron Becker (illus.)
Quest by Aaron Becker (illus.)
Page by Tamora Pierce
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark


Are you participating in W&W too? If so, what are your plans for it?

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31 thoughts on “Wyrd & Wonder 2022 Is Coming | Here’s My TBR

  1. You’re a hell of a sight more prepared than me. Although on the plus side, I have a lot of reviews waiting to be written, so shouldn’t be short of stuff to write!

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      1. Yes I’ve told myself the appropriate thing to do for the first day is to do five posts, because it’s the 5th one. We’ll see how that goes…

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  2. The Abercrombie’s book!! 😍 And I have The Green Man’s Heir on my TBR thanks to Imyril too, but it would have to wait for the moment! My TBR for Wyrd and Wonder is quite full, and I couldn’t put in there all the books I wanted to read. But I am really excited to get started!!

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  3. I’m excited for Wyrd & Wonder but I’m not very prepared either. Plus I have other genres I’ll be ready too. But it’s such a fun community event! Your TBR looks great😁

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  4. I’ve yet to read her Green Man series but I really enjoyed the first two books in Juliet McKenna’s The Tales of Einarinn series. I look forward to reading your thoughts on all you get through. Take it easy, get well, and enjoy! 🙂

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  5. Seems pretty prepared to me! And I’m excited to see those fantasy picture books, I hadn’t heard of them before! Hope you have a fantastical month and I look forward to seeing what else you post and review 😁

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  6. I am VERY curious about The Secret Life of Dragons…

    And excited to see you’re participating in Wyrd and Wonder! I can’t wait for the fantasy celebration.

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